(SPOT.ph) It's common knowledge at this point that Metro Manila traffic is on a completely different level—but the South Luzon Expressway gets plus points for being particularly congested lately. Part of the northbound lanes near the Alabang Viaduct have been closed to make way for the Skyway Expansion Project, causing one heck of a build-up (sometimes all the way up to the Susana Heights exit in Laguna).
In an effort to ease the daily congestion, the Muntinlupa City government will be implementing a one-way traffic scheme along the East Service Road—right next to the current point of contention—starting from the Alabang Viaduct and ending at the Sucat Interchange. The scheme is scheduled to begin before October 15, according to Muntinlupa Traffic Management Bureau Chief Danidon Nolasco. Meanwhile, the West Service Road will remain two-way.
Under the Skyway Extension Project, the elevated tollway will extend all the way to Susana Heights, which will ideally eliminate the need for vehicles to pass through the usual chokepoint near the Alabang exit. San Miguel Corp. Tollways has already issued a message calling for the "patience and understanding" of motorists while this project is being completed; here's hoping we're able to keep our sanity until the December 2020 deadline.
Main image by Kevyn Tapnio.
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