Following the government’s go-signal to resume work last May 15, San Miguel Corporation (SMC) announced that it is continuing a steady pace of construction of the P10-billion Skyway Extension project with strict compliance with the government’s safety protocols. This is part of SMC’s expansion in providing direct access to the elevated section of the Skyway that will extend from Susana Heights in SLEX to Sucat and back, alleviating the traffic in the area. It will also increase the number of lanes on both directions to five northbound and four southbound.
Skyway Alabang Toll Plaza Southbound Entry will be closed from May 31 to June 15 and with the help of the Muntinlupa Traffic Management Bureau (MTMB), a new traffic scheme will be implemented. This is part of the company ’s efforts in resuming the construction of the project after a 60-day delay due to the enhanced community quarantine.
The new traffic scheme advises private cars to take Filinvest Entry and/or National Road to Susana Heights Entry, while trucks and buses are instructed to take National Road to Susana Heights Entry.
SMC president and chief operating officer Ramon Ang noted that they have been gaining a lot of ground in terms of construction following the government’s decision in resuming operations of necessary industries. Workers are also back at the site and earning income for their families. He also appealed to the public for their “continued cooperation and kind understanding for any delays our work might cause”.
Safety, sanitation, and other health measures are imposed by Skyway’s contractor, EEI Corporation, including use of face masks and gloves, proper social distancing, hand sanitation, and disinfecting facilities, and on-site housing for workers.
Instead of December 2020, SMC stated that the two-month delay may push back the target completion date of the Skyway Extension project.