NOW OPEN: Skyway Stage 3 Quirino Southbound Exit
No more hassles for motorists, Skyway Stage 3 Quirino Southbound Exit is now open.
Earlier this week, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Secretary Mark Villar and San Miguel Corporation (SMC) President Ramon S. Ang led the opening of Skyway Stage 3 Quirino Southbound Exit.
After its successful opening earlier this year, Skyway Stage 3 is now completed with the Quirino Southbound exit being finished. The Skyway Stage 3 elevated expressway to Class-1 vehicles, allowing motorists coming from Balintawak and Quezon Avenue to directly reach Manila within less than 20 minutes from 1.5 hours without traffic.
“The full completion of Skyway Stage 3 will divert at least 75,000 vehicles away from EDSA or C5. This is a realization of President Duterte’s promise to decongest EDSA. Skyway Stage 3 is proof that the private sector and the government can work together towards a unified solution,” Villar said.
Skyway Stage 3 Quirino Southbound Exit/IMAGE from Ramon Ang Facebook account
With the strong ties between the government and private sectors toward the road project, Ramon Ang reassures the public that SMC will continue to bring quality infrastructure to addresses congestion and lack of accessibility of the country.
“Here’s some good news for our motorists! Together with the DPWH, we opened today the Quirino southbound exit of Skyway Stage 3. This will cut travel time from Balintawak and Quezon Ave. to Manila to less than 20 mins from the usual 1.5 hours. In the midst of the pandemic, we remain committed to delivering sustainable infrastructure that will ensure better lives for the present and future generations. This is the world we want,” Ang shares in his Facebook post.
Currently, Skyway Stage 3 now has 15 operational ramps. These include Northbound entry/on-ramps — Buendia (Zobel) and Quezon Avenue; Southbound entry/on ramps –Balintawak, Quezon Avenue, and Plaza Dilao; Northbound exit/off ramps –Quirino Avenue, Nagtahan, Quezon Avenue, A. Bonifacio, and Balintawak; and Southbound exit/off ramps –Quezon Avenue, E. Rodriguez, Nagtahan, Quirino and Buendia (Zobel).
“With more private vehicles diverted to Skyway Stage 3 on their way back from NLEX (North Luzon Expressway), or coming from Quezon Avenue, to Manila, traffic on our major public roads as well as on streets usually utilized as ‘shortcuts’ or ‘alternate routes’, will be a thing of the past. This will redound to relief from congestion and faster and easier commutes for many of our countrymen on our major thoroughfares. We thank President Duterte and the government team led by Secretary Villar for all their support,” he ended.
The Skyway Stage 3 is fully funded by SMC. It connects Buendia to Balintawak and vice versa. Together with Skyway 1 and 2, the Skyway system is a 38-kilometer elevated expressway with 36 on and off-ramp access points that greatly improve accessibility, transportation, and traffic conditions throughout Metro Manila.