Skyway Stage 3 ramp now open to the public
The three-lane, northbound direction of Skyway Stage 3 from Buendia Avenue up to near Java Street in Makati, City is now open for motorists, the Department of Public Works and Highways said.
The move is in line with the agency’s efforts to ease traffic congestion in Metro Manila.
Instead of using Buendia as an off ramp, motorists may now exit a kilometer further along South Super Highway through a temporary ramp constructed near Java Street.
The temporary ramp near Java Street is currently one lane passable but will be constructed into two lanes, and eventually four lanes, when the on-ramp and the southbound direction will be opened to the public, DPWH said.
A project by San Miguel Corp., Skyway Stage 3 is a six-lane, elevated expressway running from Buendia, Makati City to Balintawak, Quezon City with a length of about 17.54 kilometers.
SMC has committed to invest P26.7 billion in the project, which is targeted to be completed by 2020.
Upon completion, Skyway Stage 3 will ease traffic through the eight access ramps/interchanges strategically located as follows: Buendia Avenue, (South Super Highway, Makati City), Pres. Quirino Avenue (Malate, Manila), Plaza Dilao (Paco, Manila), Nagtahan/Aurora Boulevard (Manila), E. Rodriguez Avenue (Quezon City), Quezon Avenue (Quezon City), Sgt. Rivera St. (Quezon City) and NLEX.