San Miguel Corporation (SMC) announced the full opening today of all seven lanes of its 18-kilometer Skyway Stage 3 elevated expressway project from the South Luzon Expressway (SLEX) in Alabang to the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) following official ceremonies set in the afternoon.
“We ask for the kind understanding of motorists, as we prepare to officially open Skyway 3,” SMC said.
In preparation for the opening rites, the management also announced the temporary closure of Skyway 3 starting 10 p.m. of 13 January up to the whole day of 14 January.
It said the closure is set for the conduct of full inspection, set-up and staging of the opening and other pre-opening preparation activities.
Skyway 3 will remain toll-free until 29 January, and we look forward to welcoming our motorists.
But the Skyway management stressed that the entire expressway will be officially opened to regular vehicular traffic starting at 5 a.m. of 15 January.
“Following the opening, motorists will be able to experience the benefits of all seven lanes and all the features of this game-changing expressway that will reduce travel time from SLEX to NLEX and vice-versa, to only 30 minutes. It will also help decongest traffic on EDSA and many parts of Metro Manila,” it added.
According to SMC, which fully funded the vital project, motorists will finally be able to use all seven lanes of the Skyway 3, which it soft-opened, free to the public for one-month, last 29 December.
Since then, an initial four lanes have been in use, as finishing work continued on the much-awaited project, dubbed a true “game-changer” for Metro Manila traffic.
“Skyway 3 will remain toll-free until 29 January, and we look forward to welcoming our motorists, and letting them experience seamless travel,” the company said.