President Rodrigo Duterte (left) and San Miguel Corporation President and COO Ramon Ang (right) unveil ng marker of the P44B Skyway Stage 3 project in Thursday’s formal opening. Senator Bong Go (from left), Speaker Lord Allan Velasco, DPWH Sec. Mark Villar, and DOTr Sec Arthur Tugade also graced the official opening ceremony.
The massive infrastructure project is envisioned to cut travel time down to 30 minutes from SLEX going to NLEX and vice versa from the previous three to four hours travel time through EDSA.
The Skyway Stage 3 is also expected to somewhat ease traffic on EDSA.
Motorists will finally be able to take full advantage of all of Skyway Stage 3’s seven lanes starting 5 a.m. Friday, 15 January 2021.
Contractor SMC said use of the Skyway Stage 3 will remain free until January 29, 2021.
A day after, motorists will need to pay toll fees although no exact rates have been announced yet. (AI/MTVN)