The long-term solution to years of worsening traffic on the South Luzon Expressway (SLEX) approaching Alabang, Muntinlupa, brought about by rapid growth in Southern Luzon is almost done.
San Miguel Corporation (SMC) recently announced the structural completion of the northbound section of the Skyway Extension project, with asphalt-laying set to be done by end of this month.
“I’m happy to announce that soon, we can open the northbound section of the Skyway Extension for our motorists coming from the south. This almost four-kilometer, three-lane expansion will have an additional capacity of 4,500 vehicles per hour, significantly easing congestion and allowing motorists to bypass the Alabang viaduct,” SMC President Ramon S. Ang said.
“Those coming from SLEX or MCX can go up the ramp at Susana Heights, and directly go to Makati, Manila, Skyway 3, all the way to Quezon City and North Luzon Expressway,” he added.
Ang said one can be at NLEX in 25 to 30 minutes instead of two to three hours, and bypass the usual traffic chokepoints such as Alabang, Magallanes, and Edsa.
“This will be a big relief to so many motorists and will do a lot to ease traffic in southern Metro Manila, including on public roads leading to SLEX and Skyway,” he added.
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