Recently, it was announced that the construction of the much-anticipated Skyway 3 project has been completed. Gladly, this newly-built road stretches by about 17.93 km which strategically links Southern and Northern Luzon.
Given this new infrastructure, travel time from SLEX to NLEX will now only take 20 minutes, which is definitely a huge step over the previous 3 hours of travel time. Beneficially speaking, Magallanes to Balintawak will only take about 15 minutes, Balintawak to NAIA also only 15 minutes, and Valenzuela to Makati in just 10 minutes.
Notably, this accomplishment was done before its supposed target date which is on October 31. However, it is worth noting that the expressway still can’t be opened to the public, given that the finishing details were somewhat delayed due to the continuous flow of heavy rains, including the proper curing of asphalt.
I’m happy to announce that the whole structure of Skyway 3 is now complete. With this, Skyway 2 in Buendia is now officially extended all the way to the North Luzon Expressway. After many challenges this project faced in previous years, the dream of connecting north and south and providing an alternative to EDSA is now a reality.
This year, the company has been doubling efforts in order to render better productivity in its major infrastructure projects, as COVID-19 restrictions slowly eases last mid-May to June. Upon recall, the last section of the Tarlac-Pangasinan-La Union Expressway (TPLEX) which extends to Rosario, La Union was already accomplished.
It was also noted by Mr. Ang that there are still other projects in line. Apart from its achievement of finishing the Skyway 3, the company is also looking into delivering the northbound section of the Skyway Extension, which is set to have additional lanes that connect the South Luzon Expressway to Skyway near Susanna Heights and the Muntinlupa-Cavite Expressway by December this year. Another one would be the P740 billion Manila International Airport project in Bulacan, which is said to be the largest single-item investment in Philippine history.
Mr. Ang is still motivated to push through with all its major infrastructure projects, despite the economic slowdown. Beneficially speaking, this shall generate jobs that will contribute to the fast recovery of the economy.