Trucks will be prohibited at the Skyway Stage 3 starting next week, with roads dedicated solely to RFID Class 1 vehicles, San Miguel Corp said Wednesday.
The elevated expressway will collect toll starting July 12 after operating for free to the public for almost seven months. Total foregone revenues since late December 2020 is close to P3 billion, SMC said.
Only motorists on private vehicles with Autosweep RFID stickers will be allowed to pass, a move that would address safety concerns on the elevated expressway and limit the spread of COVID-19, San Miguel President Ramon Ang said.
“We have implemented a number of measures to ensure safety, prevent over-speeding, and facilitate the more efficient flow of vehicles while still providing motorists significantly reduced travel times,” Ang said.
“With more private vehicles diverted to Skyway 3, our public roads will be freed up and decongested. This will benefit, number one, our public transportation and commuters. It will also be beneficial to transporters of goods, who can opt to use the at-grade sections of the Skyway system where tolls are lower, as well as public roads which are free, as they are subsidized by government,” he added.
Motorists who opt to use public roads are expected to see less congested roads as the Skyway 3 is seen to divert and handle 200,000 vehicles daily—about half of EDSA's daily traffic volume.
Those without RFID tags can have them installed at toll gates on the spot for free, with a minimum load requirement of P300 that can be used immediately.
These Autosweep installation sites in Skyway and NAIAX can give you an RFID sticker for free:
- Skyway Extension NB Ramp – Soldier’s Hills
- Dr. A Santos NB
- Dona Soledad NB
- Runway NB (for Loading only)
- Buendia NB
- Nagtahan NB
- G. Araneta NB
- Quezon Ave. NB
- NAIAX Skyway Entry Plaza (NAIAX ALPHA)
- NAIAX Road A NB Entry (NAIAX Foxtrot)
- NAIAX Road B NB Entry (NAIAX Golf)
- NAIAX Airport Road NB Entry (NAIAX Echo)
- NAIAX Main Toll Plaza A NB (NAIAX Delta)
- Skyway Main Alpha NB
- Del Monte Plaza A SB
- Del Monte Plaza B SB
- Quezon Ave. SB
- Plaza Dilao SB
- NAIAX Skyway Exit Plaza (Nancy Bravo)
- NAIAX Main Toll Plaza B SB (Nancy Charlie)
- Dona Soledad SB
- Dr. A Santos SB
- Alabang-Zapote SB
Visit the Autosweep website for a full list of RFID installation and reloading sites.