To help ease congestion

For motorcycle riders who ride a non-tollways-legal motorcycle (sub-400cc) coming from Laguna, Muntinlupa, Batangas, etc., the East and West service roads serve as a vital thoroughfare coming to and from Metro Manila. But the past few weeks have been really troublesome, especially when it was used as part of the rerouting scheme for motorists coming from the South Luzon Expressway (SLEx) affected by the construction of the Skyway extension project.

The Local Government Unit of Muntinlupa, already bearing the brunt of the situation, has decided that they will be implementing a one-way traffic scheme along the portion of East Service Road from Alabang up to Sucat Interchange. There was no specific date given as of this writing, but the Muntinlupa Traffic Management Bureau has told reporters it will take effect on or before October 13, Sunday.

The new traffic scheme was agreed upon during a meeting last Monday between Muntinlupa LGU officials, San Miguel Corporation Tollways, EEI, transport groups, and representatives from subdivisions and companies located along the East Service Road.

The West Service road, on the other hand, will remain as it is, having two-way traffic both northbound and southbound.

The Skyway extension project is scheduled to be completed in December 2020 and will connect Sucat in Paranaque to Susana Heights in Muntinlupa.