Good news! For faster and easier travel, motorists coming from the south can soon access Skyway northbound from Susana Heights. The president and chief operating officer of San Miguel Corporation, Ramon S. Ang, announced that the Skyway Extension Project is now 70% complete. With the said infrastructure scheduled to be finished by the end of the year.
Specifically, this P10-billion project extends Susana Heights on SLEX all the way to Sucat and back. This newly constructed road shall provide southern motorists a direct access route between the expressway and Skyway. Apart from that, beneficial factors also include motorists being able to bypass Alabang, all thanks to its connection with the Muntinlupa-Cavite Expressway (MCX).
We are on track to deliver the northbound section of the Skyway Extension project by December, and with this, motorists from the south can easily access Makati, Manila, San Juan, Quezon City, and the North Luzon Expressway.
As expected, the completion of this much-anticipated project shall greatly reduce the supposed travel time of motorists. This will definitely bring better convenience for those cars and other vehicles who are traversing towards northbound or southbound.
Under normal Metro Manila conditions, you will be lucky if you can get from SLEX to the North Luzon Expressway in under three hours. You would have to pass through traffic gridlocks in Alabang, Magallanes, practically the whole of EDSA, or various areas through Manila. With the Skyway Extension and the completed Skyway 3, you can get there in 30 minutes without stopping.
Given the delays caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the supposed year-end accomplishment for this project was hindered. Gladly, upon the resumption of construction last June, engineers, and contractors worked double-time in order to meet the December deadline for the northbound road. As for the southbound direction, it will then be open by July 2021.