San Miguel Corp. has completed the construction of the 17.93 kilometer Skyway Stage 3 – an elevated expressway which will seamlessly link northern and southern Metro Manila – more than two weeks ahead of schedule.
“I’m happy to announce that the whole structure of Skyway 3 is now complete. With this, Skyway 2 in Buendia is now officially extended all the way to the North Luzon Expressway. After many challenges this project faced in previous years, the dream of connecting north and south and providing an alternative to EDSA is now a reality,” said Ramon S. Ang, president of SMC.
Travel time from SLEX to NLEX will now only take 20 minutes, from around three hours previously.
On the other hand, Magallanes to Balintawak will only take about 15 minutes, Balintawak to NAIA will also take only 15 minutes, and Valenzuela to Makati in just 10 minutes.
“We’re very excited to open Skyway 3 to the public. We just have to wait for the weather to improve so we can make sure that the asphalt will cure properly. That and a few more finishing touches are all that’s needed, and then we can open, soon,” he said.
SMC worked double time to deliver its major infrastructure project despite the Covid-19 pandemic.
In mid-July, it delivered the last section of the Tarlac-Pangasinan-La Union Expressway (TPLEX) to Rosario, La Union, officially opening the entire stretch of TPLEX to motorists.
Apart from the Skyway 3, the company is also looking to deliver the northbound section of the Skyway Extension–which provides additional lanes and connects the South Luzon Expressway to Skyway near Susanna Heights and the Muntinlupa-Cavite Expressway—by December this year.