DPWH Opens Temporary Off-Ramp in Java Street, Makati for Skyway Users
Skyway users who are headed to the City of Manila no longer need to exit the expressway at the Buendia Avenue off ramp as the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) have opened a temporary off-ramp a kilometer further near Java Street in Makati City.
“The section, which spans one kilometer, will be temporarily opened until full completion of Phase 1, which ends in President Quirino Avenue in Manila,” DPWH Secretary Mark Villar said.
Although the off-ramp currently only has one lane, it will eventually have four lanes when the on-ramp and the southbound access is opened to the public.
The Skyway Stage 3 is a six-lane, elevated expressway that will stretch over Metro Manila from Buendia in Makati City to Balintawak, Quezon City with a length of about 17.54 kilometers.
The project is divided into five sections, namely: 3.76-kilometer Section 1 from Buendia Avenue, Makati City to President Quirino Avenue, Manila City; 0.96-kilometer Section 2A from Pres. Quirino Ave. Manila to Tomas Claudio St., Manila; 3.93-kilometer Section 2B from Tomas Claudio St., Manila to Aurora Blvd., Manila; 2.71-kilometer Section 3 from Aurora Blvd., Manila to Quezon Ave., Quezon City; 4.46-kilometer Section 4 from Quezon Ave., Quezon City to A. Bonifacio Ave., Quezon City; and 1.56-kilometer Section 5 from A. Bonifacio, Quezon City to the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX).
Concessionare Citra Central Expressway Corporation (CCEC) has so far completed a one-kilometer viaduct and a total of 2.7-kilometer deck slab of Skyway Stage 3 Section 1.
Upon completion, Skyway Stage 3 will ease traffic through the eight access ramps/interchanges strategically located as follows: Buendia Avenue, (South Super Highway, Makati City), Pres. Quirino Avenue (Malate, Manila), Plaza Dilao (Paco, Manila), Nagtahan/Aurora Boulevard (Manila), E. Rodriguez Avenue (Quezon City), Quezon Avenue (Quezon City), Sgt. Rivera St. (Quezon City)m and the NLEX.