Motorists coming from the north and south can now access Sta. Mesa and the City of Manila directly, starting April 22, as San Miguel Corporation (SMC) has formally opened the Nagtahan northbound and southbound exit ramps of the Skyway Stage 3.

SMC president Ramon S. Ang said that motorists can expect to significantly lessen their travel time to Manila with the opening of the Nagtahan exit ramps.

DPWH Sec. Mark Villar said, “The concessionaire is taking advantage of the dry season to fast-track the completion of ramps as we want more motorists to reap the benefits of additional interchanges in between Buendia and NLEX.”

Villar also added, “The timely opening of all interchanges will also further reduce traffic along major NCR roads, most specifically Edsa, Quezon Avenue, Araneta Avenue. Nagtahan, and Quirio Avenue.”

According to Ang, northbound ramps that will open soon include the Quirino exit (heading to Roxas Blvd.), Quirino entry, Nagtahan entry, E. Rodriguez Entry, and Sgt. Rivera (C3) exit. Meanwhile, southbound access points to be opened next are the A. Bonifacio entry, Sgt. Rivera (C3) exit, Sgt. Rivera (C3) entry, and Quirino exit.

With the opening of the Nagtahan exits, operational access ramps of Skyway 3 now include: Northbound — Buendia (Zobel) entry, Quirino Avenue exit, Nagtahan exit, Quezon Avenue exit, Quezon Avenue entry, A. Bonifacio exit and Balintawak exit; Southbound — Balintawak entry, Quezon Avenue exit, Quezon Avenue entry, E. Rodriguez exit, Nagtahan exit, Plaza Dilao entry, and Buendia (Zobel) exit.

A four-kilometer northbound section of the Skyway Extension project from Susana Heights to Sucat was also recently opened by SMC. This allows motorists from the south of Metro Manila to directly access the Skyway System without passing through the Alabang viaduct.

“With the recent opening of Skyway Extension project, motorists from Batangas, Laguna, Cavite now enjoy the convenience of seamless travel to many points in Metro Manila, all the way to NLEX. With work on the southbound section now at an accelerated pace, we are closer to fully realizing seamless connection between southern and northern Luzon,” Ang said.