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SALEX will decongest Metropolis — SMC

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Diversified conglomerate San Miguel Corp. (SMC) wants to help the government achieve its goal of decongesting traffic and improving regional connectivity through another landmark project.

In a stock exchange report on Wednesday, SMC confirmed that the signing of the Supplemental Toll Operations Agreement of the Southern Access Link Expressway (SALEX) Project will contribute to the economic development of the National Capital Region and Central Luzon.

The toll road further aims to provide efficient and direct access to the New Manila International Airport or the Bulacan Airport as well as support the gateway to deliver its full economic potential.

According to SMC, the agreement signed with the Department of Transportation will pave the way for the start of the construction of the four sections of the SALEX. The segments of the project include the C3-R10 Extension, Shoreline Expressway, Quirino Extension and Buendia (Gil Puyat Avenue) Extension.

The project’s first section, the C3-R10 Extension will connect the Metro Manila Skyway Stage 3 (MMSS3) at Sgt. Rivera in Quezon City to the proposed Shoreline Expressway at R-10.

The Shoreline Expressway starts from Ayala Bridge passing along Ayala Boulevard, San Marcelino Street, Padre Faura Street, A. Mabini Street, Pedro Gil Street and Roxas Boulevard.

The Quirino Extension, on the other hand, will connect MMSS3 at the Quirino Interchange to the proposed Shoreline Expressway and Roxas Boulevard through an elevated structure.

Like the last section, the Buendia Extension intends to connect Ninoy Aquino International Airport Expressway to the intersection of Gil Puyat Avenue and Roxas Boulevard, the MMSS3 and EDSA.

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