Skyway Stage 3 expected to be completed by April 2017

Posted at 01/21/14 4:42 PM

MANILA, Philippines - The P26.59-billion Metro Manila Skyway Stage 3 project, which is expected to ease traffic in the metropolis, is targeted to be completed by April 2017.

A groundbreaking ceremony for the Skyway Stage 3 project is scheduled on Wednesday.

The Citra Central Expressway Corporation (CCEC) will implement the Skyway Stage 3 project, while the Department of Transportation and Communications and the Toll Regulatory Board will act as regulator in its implementation and operation.

"This is part of the DOTC’s ongoing program to upgrade our transportation infrastructure. It is expected to provide motorists with considerable relief from the traffic situation in Metro Manila,” said DOTC Spokesperson Michael Arthur Sagcal.

The project involves the construction of a 14.82-kilometer, mostly 6-lane elevated expressway, extending the present Skyway from Buendia, Makati to Balintawak in Quezon City.

Construction will start in April 2014 and will take 3 years to complete.

The project will be implemented in four components:

the Buendia-Plaza Dilao segment will be constructed from April 2014 to April 2016;
the Plaza Dilao-Aurora Boulevard stretch will run from April 2014 to April 2017;
the Aurora Boulevard-Quezon Avenue section will be constructed from April 2014 to April 2016; and
the Quezon Avenue-Balintawak segment will be from April 2014 to December 2016.