Skyway Stage 3 shut down by TRB until all ramps are completed

UPDATE: Skyway Stage 3 will remain open. The TRB has issued a statement saying it has not issued a directive to close Skyway Stage 3.


Original story follows below

As promised, San Miguel megaproject, Skyway Stage 3, which effectively connects South Luzon Expressway and North Luzon Expressway, was partially opened last December of 2020.

SMC Infrastructure opened a partially complete Skyway Stage 3 toll free in late December to allow motorists to experience the convenience it offers. Unfortunately, as the structure is still technically unfinished, the Toll Regulatory Board has ordered SMC Tollways Corporation to close Skyway Stage 3 indefinitely until construction of all its ramps are completed, according to an earlier statement from SMC.

Skyway Stage 3 to close indefinitely starting March 16 image

Initially, construction was expected to be fully completed by February of this year that will bring the total length of Skyway close to 41 kilometers, making it one of the longest elevated roadways in the world. The Skyway Stage 3 has a projected cost of PhP44.86-billion, which excludes contingencies due to the Section 2 realignment along San Juan River and the connection in NLEX (Section 5) and other design changes, according to DPWH.

Rest assured that SMC Infrastructure will work to finally complete the project and reopen it to the public soon.