We all hope that these traffic jams today are worth it after the completion of this project.
For the past days and week, people of the south (southies) have been experiencing bumper-to-bumper, standstill traffic along SLEX Northbound lane due to construction of Skyway Extension near Alabang Viaduct.
SKYWAY EXTENSION UPDATESkyway O&M Corporation (SOMCO) on Thursday released a video of the envisioned P10-billion Skyway Extension Project which is expected to address traffic congestion along the South Luzon Expressway (SLEX), once completed by the target date of December 2020.
“This is due largely to the continued increase in the number of vehicles using the expressway over the years,” SOMCO said in a statement.
“If nothing is done, traffic is expected to worsen as current vehicle volume of about 1 million cars increases every year—especially with the continued growth in residential developments and business locators in provinces south of Metro Manila,” it added.
The extension is expected to increase the Skyway’s capacity by 4,500 vehicles per hour northbound, and 3,000 vehicles per hour southbound, giving more access to motorists traveling between Metro Manila and the southern areas such as Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, and beyond.