SMC OPENS SKYWAY TO BUSES STARTING APRIL 1

SMC OPENS SKYWAY TO BUSES STARTING APRIL 1

By Glen S. Ramos

MANILA — San Miguel Corporation (SMC) has announced that the no-bus zone ban for Skyway will be lifted and buses can now use the expressway starting April 1, 2022.

According to SMC, buses can now enter and pass through the Skyway elevated sections spanning from Alabang to Bicutan (Stage 2), Bicutan to Buendia (Stage 1), and Buendia to Balintawak (Stage 3). They can also access the new SLEX elevated extension and NAIA Expressway (NAIAX).

“With the re-opening of the Skyway to public buses and select transport trucks, we’re hopeful that many of our countrymen from both north and south can benefit from the convenience provided by the entire Skyway system. This is an option for commuters as well as public transport services, who would like to have a faster, more direct, or even point-to-point access to their destinations. This will also help to further decongest our public roads, given that we are now back to pre-pandemic levels of traffic,” said Ramon S. Ang, SMC president stated.

Listed below are the guidelines for the vehicles to ensure smooth and safe travel across Skyway.

• Dedicated lanes for Class-2 vehicles will be provided in the following locations, to avoid long queues in the toll plazas:

  • Quezon Avenue NB/SB
  • Main Plaza Sucat Area
  • Quirino NB/SB Exit
  • Dr. A. Santos
  • Dona Soledad
  • Buendia NB/SB
  • Del Monte NB/SB
  • G. Araneta NB Entry
  • Nagtahan NB/SB
  • NAIAX

• To avoid any untoward incidents involving Class 2 vehicles, modified 4 or 6-wheeler and closed delivery vans are not allowed on the elevated ramps

• Speed limit of 60 km/h will be strictly enforced

• Class-2 vehicles should ensure that their Autosweep RFID has enough balance

• Only buses and closed vans with sufficient Autosweep RFID balance can be accommodated at Skyway

• Vehicles with insufficient load are asked to use the at-grade section.

(ai/mtvn)

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