San Miguel Corporation (SMC) announced that starting April 19, Monday at 6:00 am, the two-lane steel ramp connecting the Alabang Viaduct to the elevated Skyway system will be used for southbound traffic only.
This will be part of the new traffic rerouting scheme to be implemented by the company’s infrastructure unit in order to accelerate construction of the southbound Skyway Extension project.
With the recent opening of the northbound Skyway Extension, motorists coming from the south can now use it to directly access the elevated Skyway system, without having to go to the Alabang viaduct.
This means that the steel ramp at the Alabang viaduct can now be devoted to southbound vehicles only, as the company earlier announced the permanent closure of the southbound Hillsborough Skyway off-ramp.
“We’d like to remind our motorists of our earlier announced traffic rerouting, which will begin on Monday, April 19, due to the closing of the Hillsborough off-ramp. We are asking for your kind understanding and cooperation as we make these necessary adjustments in order to complete the southbound Skyway extension. We’re targeting completion by the third quarter of this year, so we hope you can bear with us. This project will greatly benefit motorists from the south and solve the long-standing problem of traffic in the area,” said SMC president Ramon S. Ang.
With the steel ramp now fully dedicated to southbound traffic heading to Cavite, Laguna, and Batangas, northbound motorists looking to take the elevated Skyway can take the following routes:
(a) Class 1 vehicles from SLEX bound for Pasay, Makati, Manila, and Quezon City should take the new northbound ramp of the Skyway Extension Project near Soldiers Hills; and
(b) Class 1 vehicles from Alabang bound for Pasay, Makati, Manila, and Quezon City should enter at SLEX Filinvest southbound entry, exit at Susana Heights, make a U-turn, then enter at Susana Heights northbound entry to access the Skyway Extension ramp at Soldiers Hills.
SMC is eyeing to complete the southbound section of the Skyway extension by the third quarter of this year. This section has two lanes, and has a total distance of four kilometers and runs from the Skyway Main Toll Plaza to Soldier’s Hills in Muntinlupa.
The Skyway Extension project is part of the 38-kilometer elevated Skyway System, which includes the newly-opened Skyway Stage 3, that reduces traffic congestion along major thoroughfares including EDSA and provides a seamless link from the South Luzon Expressway to the North Luzon Expressway.