The Skyway Stage 3, which cuts travel time between the north and south, will be closed at certain times until Thursday for last-minute roadworks in preparation for its full opening on Jan. 14.
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Skyway management said the closure would make way for the installation of street lights and other construction activities. To ensure the safety of motorists, a strict speed limit of 60 kilometers per hour was implemented.
The 18-kilometer elevated expressway aims to decongest EDSA and slashes travel time between and Makati and the North Luzon Expressway to just 20 minutes. Travel between Alabang and NLEX takes only 30 minutes.
Its builder and operator, San Miguel Corp partially opened the Skyway Stage 3 last Dec. 29 to motorists, and would be free until the end of January. Come Jan. 14, all seven lanes will be open to motorists.
"We're happy that the Skyway 3 is helping ease travel and will efficiently reduce the volume of traffic along EDSA as we envisioned it. There's still some finishing work on the main north-to-south stretch that we are completing, but come Jan. 14, motorists can expect an even better experience at Skyway 3," SMC president and chief operating officer Ramon S. Ang said.
For updates on which lanes, ramps, and sections are closed or open, check out SKYWAY SOMCO on Twitter.