The San Miguel Corporation (SMC) has announced that the northbound section of the Skyway Extension project that stretches from Susana Heights to Sucat is now structurally complete. The new section of road now brings the entire project one step closer to its goal of helping solve the long-standing problem of traffic building up within the area. With the new section of the road ready to open soon, it will allow motorists from the southern area a more straightforward route to where they need to go.
Now that the elevated roadway is structurally complete, asphalt laying will begin soon and is projected to start by the end of March. Once complete the 3.99km stretch of road will be able to handle an estimated 4,500 vehicles per hour. Motorists from Susana Heights will soon be able to utilize the Skyway system more efficiently, which will in turn give them access to all of the available routes that the elevated expressway offers. Together with the Skyway Stage 3, travel time from Susana Heights to NLEX is expected to be at around 30 minutes, further reducing travel times for those who need to go up north.
SMC has also announced that the southbound section of the Skyway Extension is also well on its way and is sitting at around 52% complete. The company says that it should be done by July of this year, fully completing the project. SMC also thanked the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), the Department of Transportation (DOTr), the National Grid Corporation (NGCP), the local government of Muntinlupa, and the motoring public for their cooperation in helping make the project a reality. The conglomerate is confident that once the entire Skyway project is completed along with stage 3, it will help alleviate traffic woes from major thoroughfares within Metro Manila, and also help reduce travel times from the north to the south.