Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark Villar announced the substantial completion of the main alignment of Skyway Stage 3 within the year.
“To ease traffic congestion in EDSA and C5, we are targeting to open two lanes, one of the northbound and southbound section of the main alignment of Skyway Stage 3. By the end of this year, we expect the Metro Manila Skyway Stage 3, an 18.68-kilometer elevated expressway stretched over Metro Manila from Buendia, Makati City to Balintawak, Quezon City, to be completed” Villar noted.
“Right -of-acquisition for the mainline of Skyway Stage 3 is now almost 100% delivered,” Villar noted.
Villar announced that the overall status of skyway is now at about 75% percent, with sections 1 and 3 both more than 80 percent completed.
Other sections according to Secretary Villar are also being fast-tracked to ensure the Skyway’s mainline from Buendia to Balintawak is significantly completed by end of the year and is fully operational by the first quarter of 2020.
The project which will have eight (8) access ramps/interchanges strategically located as follows: Buendia Avenue, (South Super Highway, Makati City), Pres. Quirino Avenue (Malate, Manila), Plaza Dilao (Paco, Manila), Nagtahan/Aurora Boulevard (Manila), E. Rodriguez Avenue (Quezon City), Quezon Avenue (Quezon City), Sgt. Rivera St. (Quezon City) and NLEX, will reduce travel time from Buendia, Makati City to Balintawak, Quezon City from the current two (2) hours to just 15 minutes to 20 minutes. DPWH