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SLEX traffic to normalize in December




San Miguel Corp. president and chief executive Ramon Ang on Tuesday revealed that motorists will experience smoother traffic conditions on the South Luzon Expressway (SLEX) once the Skyway extension project is done.

In a radio interview, Ang said that once the project is completed, the P10-billion Skyway project, which is expected to be completed December 2020, will ease traffic flow there for the next 10 to 15 years.

“Once the project is done, there will be no traffic congestion there,” said Ang.

To recall, the extension project has caused heavy vehicular traffic on the expressway after it occupied one of the three lanes for construction, but Ang disclosed that motorists can again use the occupied lane on Nov. 30 to decongest the traffic congestion in SLEX.

“Back to normal on 30 November,” Ang said.

Meantime, the Skyway O&M Corp. (SOMCO), the SMC unit in charge of the project, said the extension project will raise the Skyway’s capacity by 4,500 vehicles per hour northbound and 3,000 vehicles per hour southbound, giving motorists from Southern Luzon easier access to Metro Manila.

Once the Skyway Extension is finished, vehicles coming from south of Metro Manila will be able to take the Skyway and bypass the Alabang viaduct, even EDSA, said SOMCO.

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