San Miguel Corp. (SMC) will soft-open the entire 18-kilometer Skyway 3 expressway, which spans from Buendia to the North Luzon Expressway.
SMC president and COO Ramon S. Ang said he was confident they would be able to open Skyway 3 by December despite continuous rains.
“While we’re still doing a few finishing works, we want the public to be able to use Skyway 3 already and benefit from the convenience and ease of travel that it will bring. We have all waited long for this project, so this is the best way we can welcome everyone, by making Skyway 3 free for one month,” he said.
The project which took six years to complete due to several challenges, including right-of-way issues and major changes to design and alignment, is expected to improve traffic conditions in and around Metro Manila.
Privately funded and built by SMC, Skyway 3 was completed at no cost to government, with also no guarantees or subsidies.
“With Skyway 3, we will improve the daily commutes and lives of so many Filipinos. We will lessen their time spent in traffic on the road, we can increase both their productivity and time spent with their families,” Ang said.
“Apart from this, the transportation of goods from north and south Luzon will also be so much easier, faster, and more efficient. This will be a big boost to our economy and support growth throughout the regions,” he added.