Project: Skyway Stage 2
Building the answers to tomorrow’s needs, today.
This is the drive that fuels the newest project of Citra Metro Manila Tollways Corporation (CMMTC)—the South Metro Manila Skyway Project Stage 2, the 6.88-kilometer elevated expressway from Bicutan to Alabang that extends the 9.5-kilometer elevated toll road from Makati to Bicutan known as the Skyway Stage 1 that opened in 1999.
Built for Speed
Skyway Stage 2’s Bicutan-Sucat section boasts of six wide travel lanes with four lanes at the Sucat Ramp Toll Plaza leading westward to Dr. A. Santos Avenue. The Sucat-Alabang Section has four travel lanes from Sucat going down to the two-lane slip ramps leading to the South Luzon Tollway in front of Hillsborough Subdivision.
The Main Toll Plaza, situated between Sucat and Alabang has six lanes on each direction. It will replace the temporary Skyway Toll Plazas near the East Service Road at the NAIA flight path.
The Alabang Northbound Entry Plaza, meanwhile, has two lanes-one leading to the Skyway’s elevated section and the other to the at-grade section.
When completed, this infrastructure is expected to allow a quick breeze on the elevated toll road from the Alabang Toll Plaza to the Buendia Off Ramp in only 12 minutes at the speed of 80kph.
Connecting Metro Manila to the Future
Skyway Stage 2 aims to extend more benefits to the motoring public today as well as in the future. Upon completion, it will continue to anticipate and respond to the transport needs of Metro Manila as a continuously growing city.
Faster, safer access to Metro Manila. It will allow a much safer, much shorter travel time between the Makati Central Business District and the commercial, industrial and residential areas South of Manila, and vice-wersa.
More employment opportunities. The Project is creating jobs for Filipinos, thereby helping improve the labor situation in the country. Construction of Stage 2 has already led to the creation of about 2,500 jobs. Its completion will open more employment opportunities.
More business opportunities. Stage 2 stimulates production among construction suppliers, which translates to additional numbers in business production. The ongoing construction needs millions of tons of materials, all to be supplied by numerous businesses in the country. Once the project is completed, it will attract more investors to the South of Manila. It will also accelerate trade as well as delivery of goods and services between businesses based in Metro Manila and in Southern Luzon .
Anticipating motorist needs in the future. The Skyway Stage 2 is designed to accommodate not only the number of motorists currently plying the roads connecting Metro Manila to the South, but also the growing volume of motorists who will inevitably use the Skyway System in the future.
Notches in Time: The Stage 2 Timeline
What already went on
What to look forward to
- May 2010: Completion of the construction of the foundation system. Regular travel lanes will be fully restored, easing up the traffic flow in the area.
- December 2010: Completion of the Bicutan to Sucat section of the elevated toll road, including the slip ramps and opening to traffic. Start of the removal of the temporary On and Off Ramps inside the expressway in Bicutan area.
- May 2011: Total completion of the Skyway Stage 2, with toll facilities and other ancillary requirements already in place.
Keeping the road safe and easing traffic during construction
SOMCO is hard at work addressing the traffic concerns of motorists. It is doing all it can to help ease the traffic situation in affected areas.
Use of traffic and safety signages.
Maintenance of orderliness and cleanliness in and out of the Skyway Stage 2 work area to prevent accidents.
Traffic counterflow whenever the situation calls for it.
|Pertconsult International||:||Independent Consultant|
|Consortium of Renardet S.A||:||Project Management and Construction Supervision|
|DM Consuji Inc (DMCI)||:||General Contractor|
|JF Cancio Assc||:||Designer Consultant|
Stage 2 in Numbers