Heads Up, Motorists: You Might Be Able to Use Skyway 3 for Free This Year
According to San Miguel Corporation chief Ramon Ang.
(SPOT.ph) Christmas season is right around the corner—and quarantine or not, it looks like the holiday traffic rush is coming back too. The recently completed Skyway 3 is giving everyone hope for Metro Manila's streets as an alternate route to EDSA, and San Miguel Corporation President Ramon Ang has made an even more exciting announcement: The tollway will ideally soft-open this December and motorists can use it for free.
"We are confident that we can soft-open Skyway 3 by December 2020," wrote Ang in a Facebook post on October 16. "We will open it to the public for FREE for one month so that everyone can enjoy the benefits of this long-awaited mega-project," he added with the emphasis. So while the December date isn't set in stone, the one-month free use of the Skyway is.
This means that motorists can use the entire 17.93-kilometer stretch of the Skyway 3, spanning from Buendia, Makati, to the North Luzon Expressway toll-free for quite a while. The San Miguel Corporation (SMC) is eyeing December for the soft-opening, so fingers-crossed it manages to coincide with Christmas.
As of now, SMC is working on the laying and proper curing of asphalt. "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," said Ang in a statement.
The Department of Public Works and Highways said that the Skyway Stage 3 will have eight access ramps:
- Buendia Avenue (South Super Highway, Makati City)
- President Quirino Avenue (Malate, Manila)
- Plaza Dilao (Paco, Manila)
- Nagtahan/Aurora Boulevard (Manila)
- E. Rodriguez Avenue (Quezon City)
- Quezon Avenue (Quezon City)
- Sgt. Rivera Street (Quezon City)
- North Luzon Expressway
this strange new world.