The partial closure of West service road (WSR) due to the Skyway extension project will start on Sunday, 16 February it was announced.
In an advisory issued by the Muntinlupa Public Information Office under Tez Valencia the one way traffic scheme (Southbound only) will start at Total gasoline station going to Filinvest Alabang.
Two-way traffic will remain from Alabang Hills Village to Sucat Interchange. The construction of the Skyway Extension’s southbound section will start on 16 February according to San Miguel Corp. (SMC).
Muntinlupa City Mayor Jaime Fresnedi has ordered the deployment of city enforcers to augment the personnel of the project proponent who will man traffic flow in the affected areas.
“We are fully supportive to the infrastructure project of President Rodrigo Duterte as it will benefit the people in the long run, thus we ordered the deployment of our city traffic enforcers to augment personnel of the project proponent,” said Fresnedi.
The company though apologized for the traffic problem the upcoming construction project may create.
The project though according to the firm will benefit the motorists and will solve the long-standing problem on the South Luzon Expressway and in Alabang, Muntinlupa city.
The project proponent urged everybody to give the engineers and workers the chance to do what they need to finish the project.
Board piling and column installation will be done in the area and is expected to be completed in six weeks.
Stakeholders of the project include Skyway O&M, the Muntinlupa City government and administrators of Filinvest Alabang Inc., which jointly approved a scheme to manage traffic flow for the duration of the construction.
The plan involves closing the southbound Lane 3 of Skyway at-grade and the northbound lane of the West Service Road, from Sucat Interchange to Alabang Viaduct.
It will also include closing the southbound Alabang exit plaza (beside the Alabang viaduct) and the nearby southbound Bunye South Station (heading to Crimson Hotel in Filinvest).
SMC said these closures were originally scheduled in December but were deferred due to the busy holiday season.
Affected motorists, particularly those headed to Alabang or Alabang-Zapote Road, will be rerouted to the Filinvest exit and through Filinvest City.
The P10 billion Skyway extension project is eyed to be completed in December this year, which will add two lanes going north for a total of five northbound lanes and three lanes going south for a total of four southbound lanes.
It will provide motorists a direct connection to Skyway 1 and 2 and Skyway 3, which is set to open in April.