Home Automotive Resumption of work on Skyway Extension gains ground, new traffic scheme set

Resumption of work on Skyway Extension gains ground, new traffic scheme set

San Miguel Corporation (SMC) yesterday said construction of the P10-billion Skyway Extension project is moving at a steady pace with safety protocols in place following the government’s go-signal to resume work last May 15.

SMC president and chief operating officer Ramon Ang said that as part of the company’s efforts to get back on track with construction of the project following a 60-day delay due to the enhanced community quarantine, the Skyway Alabang Toll Plaza Southbound Entry will be closed from May 31 to June 15.

Because of the temporary closure, a new traffic scheme will be implemented with the help of the Muntinlupa Traffic Management Bureau (MTMB).

Private cars are advised to take Filinvest Entry and/or National Road to Susana Heights Entry, while trucks and buses are instructed to take National Road to Susana Heights Entry.

“We are happy to report that despite the long delay due to the ECQ and the limited workforce deployed, we’ve been gaining a lot of ground in terms of construction these past two weeks. Workers are also back at the site and earning income for their families. We’re asking for the public’s continued cooperation and kind understanding for any delays our work might cause,” Ang said.

Skyway’s contractor, EEI Corporation, has strictly enforced safety, sanitation and other health measures at the work site. These include: following the basic rules of social distancing, the use of face masks and gloves, and providing hand sanitation and disinfecting facilities, on top of on-site housing, for workers.

“These health and safety measures will remain in place while we work on delivering this critical project to the public,” Ang added.

The project’s original target completion date was December 2020, but the two-month delay is likely to push this back a little.

San Miguel Infrastructure, SMC’s concession holder for the Metro Manila Skyway, said that the closure of the Skyway Alabang Toll Plaza Southbound Entry will make way for bored piling works at the southbound section, starting 6 am on May 31 until June 15.

At the resumption of the construction, Skyway management also closed about 700 meters of Lane 3 of the Skyway At-Grade section northbound from the old Alabang Entry Plaza. The one-month closure enabled workers to install scaffoldings to build the columns for Pier 34- 49.

The P10 billion project will extend Skyway from Susana Heights in SLEX to Sucat and back and will provide a direct access to the elevated section of the Skyway. With the direct access to the elevated section of the Skyway, the project is expected to ease traffic to and from the south.

The project will also increase the number of lanes on both directions to five northbound and four southbound.

-- Advertisement --
-- Advertisement --
-- Advertisement --
-- Advertisement --

Latest Articles

Why the new iPad Air’s A14 processor is a big deal

When Apple announced the new iPad Air, the main takeaway is it has the new A14 Bionic processor which simply has more performance...

vivo’s new Nighttime Photography Campaign Highlights X50 Series’ professional camera features

The X50 Series’ “Night Artist” Campaign Attracts Global KOLs to Explore the Flagship Night-Photography Capabilities vivo successfully kicked off...

The new OPPO Watch officially available on September 18

OPPO’s first smartwatch, stylishly packed with intelligent features for productivity OPPO, the leading global smart device brand, has officially announced...

Huawei Watch Fit: the friend you never knew you needed

Having been home for the past several months (and probably having to stay home for several more), we aren't able to quite...

Galaxy Z Fold2 sold out less than a week after pre-order starts

SAMSUNG has sold out Galaxy Z Fold2 in its official Online Store and retail channels.  “We are grateful for...


2nd Opinion
Delivering the latest news, features, and product reviews in the worlds of cars, technologies, and lifestyle since September 2014.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here