5 Skyway lanes opened to ease SLEx traffic

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Dec 01 2019 10:22 AM

MANILA - San Miguel Corp. on Sunday opened 5 lanes on the Skyway to ease traffic congestion in the Alabang area.

The firm opened 3 lanes along the Skyway at-grade northbound and a new 2-lane ramp connecting the Alabang viaduct to the elevated highway.

The P10-billion Skyway extension, scheduled for completion in December next year, will extend the elevated highway to the SLEX near Susana Heights and the Muntinlupa-Cavite Expressway from Alabang.

The construction has aggravated traffic conditions along the SLEX, with travel time from areas south of Metro Manila now taking 3 to 5 hours, prompting SMC president Ramon Ang to apologize.

Lawmakers have proposed to reduce or suspend toll rates due to road conditions.

More details to follow.

--With a report from Jekki Pascual, ABS-CBN News