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Work on Skyway’s southbound section begins Feb. 16

/ 05:06 AM January 23, 2020

Conglomerate San Miguel Corp. (SMC) said work on the southbound section of the Skyway extension—a project that aims to cut congestion in southern Metro Manila—will start on Feb 16. This will help bring order as traffic conditions are expected to worsen similar to when the company started the northbound section of the Skyway extension project in the latter part of 2019.

“We are once again appealing to motorists for their patience and understanding for the temporary inconvenience they may experience until construction activities are completed in the area,” SMC president Ramon S. Ang said in a statement.

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SMC said the construction plan involves the closure of one southbound lane (Lane 3) of Skyway at-grade and the northbound lane of the West Service Road from the Sucat Interchange to Alabang Viaduct. Also expected is the closure of the southbound Alabang exit plaza (beside the Alabang viaduct) and the nearby southbound Bunye South Station (heading to Crimson, Filinvest).

The work is expected to be completed in six weeks, SMC said. The P10-billion Skyway extension project, which will be finished by the end of 2020, will extend the Metro Manila Skyway to Susana Heights.

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Affected motorists, particularly those headed to Alabang or the Alabang Zapote Road, will be rerouted to the Filinvest Exit.

The conglomerate outlined several new traffic schemes on the closure of toll plazas as follows:ʎ Class 1 and 2 vehicles headed to Alabang or Alabang-Zapote Road, take Filinvest Exit Toll Plaza, turn right at Corporate Avenue, right to Civic Drive, right again at Corporate Avenue, then right to Alabang-Zapote Road towards their destination.

ʎ Class 1, 2, and 3 vehicles bound for Alabang, Putatan, and National Road can take the Susana Exit Toll Plaza, turn right at Susana Heights Avenue, and turn either left or right on the National Road to their respective destinations.

ʎ Class 1 Vehicles bound for Alabang-Zapote Road, Filinvest, or Daang Hari may choose any of the following routes:- Take Filinvest exit, straight to Filinvest Avenue, left to Commerce Avenue and/or left Alabang-Zapote Road to destination and/or;- Take Filinvest exit, right to Corporate Avenue, left to Commerce Avenue, right to Filinvest Avenue, left to Alabang-Zapote Road.

For the closure of one at-grade southbound lane (Lane 3) at Skyway At-grade and portion of West Service Road northbound:

ʎ Class 1 Vehicles bound to Skyway NB at-grade, from Alabang-Zapote Road, take Filinvest Avenue, turn left to Parkway St., then turn right to the access tunnel to the Filinvest northbound entry.

ʎ Class 1 Vehicles bound to Skyway NB elevated, from Alabang-Zapote Road, take Filinvest Avenue, turn left to Parkway St., then turn right to the access tunnel to the Filinvest northbound entry. Keep right and use the ramp before the Sucat interchange (On-ramp to Skyway Main Plaza).

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ʎ Class 1 and 2 vehicles bound to East Service Road, take a U-turn at the Alabang Viaduct Ilalim in front of Starmall. INQ

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