Skyway Stage 3 to open tomorrow, toll fee is lifted for a month

Updated Dec 30, 2020 | Same topic: Automotive Industry Updates

Get from SLEX to NLEX in just 20 minutes.

San Miguel Corporation (SMC) is pleased to announce that the Skyway Stage 3 will partially be opened tomorrow, December 29. For the first month of operation, the Skyway Stage 3 will be free for motorists. The Skyway Stage 3 will be fully operational starting January 14, 2021.

NLEX-SLEX Connector Quick Look: 22-minute drive from NAIAX to Balintawak

The Skyway Stage 3 was completed in October 2020, two weeks earlier than the projected completion. The completion was accomplished amid the frequent rainy weather and the challenges brought by the ongoing global health crisis.

Ramon S. Ang Skyway Stage 3 post

The Skyway Stage 3 is said to be a game-changer especially for those residing in the Metro

>>> Related: Completion of Skyway Stage 3 Project should free up EDSA congestion

Thanks to the Skyway Stage 3, the travel time from SLEX to NLEX will significantly reduce from around three hours to 20 minutes only. Motorists traveling from Balintawak to NAIA and Magallanes to Balintawak can expect a 15 minute travel time.

Areas prone to heavy traffic such as EDSA, C5, and Central Metro Manila will now have lesser traffic courtesy of the Skyway Stage 3. SMC shared that the Skyway Stage 3 will reduce the traffic congestions in the said areas by as much as 55,000 vehicles daily.

SMC President and Chief Operating Officer (COO) Ramon S. Ang commended the entire team that worked on the Skyway Stage 3 in a Facebook post. He also expressed his gratitude towards the Duterte administration, Department of Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark Villar, Department of Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade, and Department of Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez for the support the project has been receiving.

Skyway Stage 3 top view

The Skyway Stage 3 is an 18-kilometer toll road with an estimated cost of around P44-billion

“We did it! Truly amazing what we can all achieve when we work together with a shared vision, and for a worthy goal,” shared SMC President and COO Ramon S. Ang.

With the completion of the Skyway Stage 3, SMC is now eyeing the completion of the Skyway Extension from Susana Heights to Sucat. The completion of the Skyway Extension was supposed to be this December as well but was moved to February 2021 due to an accident that injured at least four people.

Here at Philkotse.com, we value your interest in the automotive industry. Visit our website to find out more.

Rex Sanchez

Rex Sanchez

Author

Rex started off his career in the aviation industry before entering Philkotse as a staff writer. Two things excite him the most: first is staying up to speed with the latest news in the industry that uses engines as their heart and soul. The second is imparting them in a well-detailed manner. His passion for anything with wheels started when he was young – from Tamiyas to family-friendly sedans, and anything in between.

Someday, Rex only wishes to drive on random highways with friends in a third-gen Mitsubishi Delica with aftermarket sunroofs, if he couldn’t get the Starwagon Super Exceed edition.

View more