Skyway Stage 3’s Two Lanes to be Opened to Ease Traffic Congestion
The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) plans to open two lanes of Skyway Stage 3‘s two lanes to help lessen traffic congestion in EDSA and C5.
“To ease traffic congestion in EDSA (Epifanio de los Santos Avenue) and C5, we are targeting to open two lanes, one of the northbound and southbound section(s) of the main alignment of Skyway Stage 3,” DPWH Secretary Mark Villar said in a statement. “By the end of this year, we expect the Metro Manila Skyway Stage 3, an 18.68-km elevated expressway stretched over Metro Manila from Buendia, Makati City to Balintawak, Quezon City, to be completed.”
The PHP37.43-billion Skyway project is expected to be fully operational by the first quarter of 2020. So far, the right-of-way acquisition for its mainline is almost 100 percent. Meanwhile, sections 1 and 3 are already 80-percent completed.
“Other sections are also being fast-tracked to ensure the Skyway’s mainline from Buendia to Balintawak is significantly completed by end of the year,” he said.
Once the Skyway is finished, at least 100,000 vehicles would be redirected from EDSA and C5. It would also lessen travel time from Makati to Quezon City, from two hours to 15-20 minutes.
According to the government, Skyway 3 will have eight access ramps/interchanges strategically located on 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), and North Luzon Expressway.