SMC, Ayala resolve Daang Hari row - report
MANILA, Philippines - The San Miguel-led consortium and Ayala group have ended their dispute over the planned link between the South Luzon Expressway and the latter's Daang Hari project, the Philippine Daily Inquirer reported on Friday.
The Inquirer cited sources as saying the San Miguel-Citra group has agreed to a compromise on the SLEX-Daang Hari interchange, and a traffic management system by the Ayala group.
San Miguel-Citra's South Luzon Tollway Corp. wanted the Ayala group to stick to its original proposal to construct a rotunda at the Daang Hari-Susana Heights intercharge. But Ayala changed the design to a tunnel, which SLTC said may worsen traffic in the area.
Now, the Inquirer said SLTC is allowing the construction of the said tunnel.
The Ayala group had also comitted to a 6-point program to address the concerns of the San Miguel-Citra group. This includes a 4-lane asphalt carriage-way in each direction at all times during construction; use of two lanes for each direction for traffic lane augmentation; and 60-kilometer per hour traffic speed.
The Daang Hari, the government's first infrastructure program under the public private partnership program, is a four-kilometer major arterial road that will connect Cavite to Metro Manila via the SLEX.