SMC to start collecting toll fees on Skyway Stage 3 next week

Updated Jul 12, 2021 | Same topic: Latest Traffic Updates

San Miguel says the revised toll fee matrix is lower than the initially proposed rates.

Starting July 12, 2021, San Miguel Corporation (SMC) will begin collecting toll fees for the Skyway Stage 3. The said toll fees will follow a revised toll fee matrix. This new matrix offers lower toll fees compared to the old toll fee matrix that was proposed by the Toll Regulatory Board (TRB) back in January 2021.

A picture of the toll gates on Skyway Stage 3

The free use was convenient, but then again, SMC needs funds to maintain Skyway Stage 3

SMC’s announcement follows the fact that the company has now received a Toll Operating Permit from the TRB. The aforementioned toll fees for Skyway Stage 3 will be posted at toll plazas before July 12. Here is the updated toll fee matrix:

Class 1 – Vehicles with 2 axles and up to 7 feet in height (e.g. cars, jeepneys, vans, AUV, SUV)

Northbound

Quirino

Plaza Azul/Nagtahan

Quezon Ave.

Sgt. Rivera-A. Bonifacio

A.Bonifacio-Balintawak

NLEX

Buendia

105

105

264

264

264

264

Quirino

-

105

264

264

264

264

Plaza Azul/Nagtahan

-

-

264

264

264

264

E. Rodriguez

-

-

129

129

129

129

Quezon Ave.

-

-

-

129

129

129

Southbound

A.Bonifacio-Sgt. Rivera

Quezon Ave.

E. Rodriguez

Plaza Azul/Nagtahan

Plaza Dilao

Buendia

NLEX

129

129

129

264

264

264

Balintawak-A. Bonifacio

129

129

129

264

264

264

A.Bonifacio-Sgt. Rivera

-

129

129

264

264

264

Quezon Ave.

-

-

129

264

264

264

Plaza Dilao

-

-

-

-

-

105

Quirino

-

-

-

-

-

105

Class 2 – Vehicles with 2 axles and more than 7 feet in height (passenger bus, delivery vans). Also under class 2 are vehicles with 3 or more axles but less than 7 feet in height (delivery vans, small trucks, class 1 vehicle with a trailer).

Northbound

Quirino

Plaza Azul/Nagtahan

Quezon Ave.

Sgt. Rivera-A. Bonifacio

A.Bonifacio-Balintawak

NLEX

Buendia

210

210

528

528

528

528

Quirino

-

210

528

528

528

528

Plaza Azul/Nagtahan

-

-

528

528

528

528

E. Rodriguez

-

-

258

258

258

258

Quezon Ave.

-

-

-

258

258

258

Southbound

A.Bonifacio-Sgt. Rivera

Quezon Ave.

E. Rodriguez

Plaza Azul/Nagtahan

Plaza Dilao

Buendia

NLEX

258

258

258

528

528

528

Balintawak-A. Bonifacio

258

258

258

528

528

528

A.Bonifacio-Sgt. Rivera

-

258

258

528

528

528

Quezon Ave.

-

-

258

528

528

528

Plaza Dilao

-

-

-

-

-

210

Quirino

-

-

-

-

-

210

Regarding the final approved toll matrix, SMC President and CEO Ramon Ang said that the TRB has “taken into consideration the pandemic, its impact on the economy, and on Filipinos.”

Furthermore, Ang thanked the TRB for determining the right toll rates to be implemented. He acknowledges that many are experiencing hard times right now, and so having cheaper or lower toll rates will definitely help a lot of motorists.

“We thank the TRB for helping us determine the most equitable toll rates for our motorists.  We know from experience that times are hard for many, and even a little relief for motorists can go a long way. These toll rates reflect our deferral of the collection of a substantial amount of the cost to build Skyway 3. We also further lowered the rates for those traveling shorter distances,” said Ang.

The approved toll rates, according to Ang, will be enough for the Skyway Stage 3 to operate smoothly. The collected toll will also help with the said thoroughfare’s maintenance thus keeping a safe and convenient driving experience for all of its users.

The Skyway Stage Quirino Avenue Southbound exit

The Skyway Stage Quirino Avenue Southbound exit

As of May this year, the latest exit to open on Skyway Stage 3 was the Quirino Avenue Southbound exit. Earlier in April, SMC also opened the Nagtahan exit.

Skyway on-and off-ramps that have been opened to the public since July 2 are the following: Buendia SB Exit and NB Entry, Quirino NB and SB Exit, Plaza Dilao SB Entry, Nagtahan SB and NB Exit, E. Rodriguez SB Exit, Quezon Ave SB Exit and Entry, Quezon Ave NB Exit and Entry, A. Bonifacio NB Exit, NLEX NB Exit, and NLEX SB Entry.

In the future, Skyway Stage 3 might also be getting a Bus Rapid Transit System. For now though, this particular project is still in its planning stages so we’ll have to wait for more updates from SMC.

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Cesar G.B. Miguel

Cesar G.B. Miguel

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Cesar is a graduate of AB English with previous experience working as a freelance writer for varied internet publications in-between his former stints in the Pharmaceutical Industry, and later as a First Aid Provider and Training Staff at the Iligan City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office.

Since childhood, Cesar has been keenly interested in cars. He has learned the ins and outs of these marvelous vehicles and is a competent amateur mechanic who is keen on sharing his knowledge.

Cesar is perceptive of car culture in general – not only in the Philippines but in global regard, as well. His knowledge ranges from the prevalent stories and trends among car enthusiasts around the world, to closely following the latest local and international developments in the automotive industry.

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