Metro Manila Skyway Stage 3 set for partial opening tomorrow

CALOOCAN CITY, Dec. 28 (PIA) --The much-awaited Metro Manila Skyway Stage 3 (MMSS-3) is set to partially open for public use tomorrow, Tuesday December 29, 2020.

In a Facebook post, San Miguel Corporation’s president and chief executive officer Ramon Ang, the project concessionaire announced that they will not be charging toll for the first month.

“I am pleased to announce the partial opening tomorrow, December 29, of our 18-km Skyway Stage 3, for free to motorists for one month,” Ang said in his post.

“By January 14, we can all enjoy the full benefits of this engineering marvel. Despite the continuous rains that delayed its completion, the entire team worked so hard day and night to deliver this game-changing project,” he added.

The Metro Manila Skyway Stage 3 Project (MMSS3) is an elevated expressway from Buendia, Makati City to the North Luzon Expressway in Balintawak, Quezon City with a length of about 18.83 kilometers.

It has 2x3 lanes from Buendia to Sgt. Rivera corner A. Bonifacio, Quezon City, 2x2 lanes from Sgt. Rivera corner A. Bonifacio to NLEX Balintawak, Quezon City and 2x3 lanes elevated roadway structure that will connect to the NLEX-SLEX Connector Road Project in the vicinity of PUP.

According to the Department of Public Works & Highways (DPWH), the project aims to: connect the South Luzon Expressway (SLEX) and North Luzon Expressway (NLEX); decongest traffic in Metro Manila especially C4 (EDSA), C5 (CP Garcia) and Central Metro Manila.

The project also completes Metro Manila Skyway System from Alabang to Balintawak as part of the approved agreement by the Philippine Government and the Business Joint Venture Agreement (BJVA) between Citra Lamtoro Gung Persada (CLP) and the Philippine National Construction Company (PNCC).

At the end of construction, the project is expected to: decongest EDSA and other major roads (Quezon Ave., Araneta Ave., Nagtahan, Quirino Ave., etc.) by as much as 55,000 vehicles daily; reduce travel time from Buendia to Balintawak from 2 hours to just 15 to 20 minutes; and provide direct employment of around 6,000 jobs during construction plus indirect jobs of around 10,000-12,000. (PIA-NCR)

Source: Philippines Information Agency (

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