Skyway extension project resumes on May 15: San Miguel

ABS-CBN News

Posted at May 14 2020 12:38 PM

Men at work are seen from the stairway of the tenement beside the construction site of the Skyway Stage 3 project at the Quirino Avenue - Osmena Highway intersection in Manila on August 22, 2019. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News/File

MANILA - San Miguel Corp said Thursday construction of the Skyway extension project would resume on May 15, in step with government's plans to ease 2-month-old pandemic restrictions.

Construction is allowed under the modified ECQ or enhanced community quarantine, which will run from May 16 to 31. A new completion date for the Skyway project has yet to be identified. Before the lockdown, San Miguel set a December 2020 target.

“We have been given the go-signal by government to resume work on the Skyway extension, and while we cannot yet go full blast, we will do whatever we can to deliver this project as close as we can to the original deadline. We have to work smart, be efficient, and most of all, keep the workers safe,” said San Miguel President and COO Ramon S. Ang.

About 700 meters of Lane 3 of the Skyway at-grade section northbound from the old Alabang entry plaza will be closed for at least a month for the installation of scaffolding to build columns for Pier 34 to 39, San Miguel said.

Safety, sanitation and other health protocols are in place even before the construction works resume. Workers will be housed on-site, it said.