The Department of Public Works and Highways announced on Tuesday that the construction of the entire 18-km stretch of the Skyway Stage 3 project linking the northern and southern portion of Metro Manila has been completed.
“From the onset of his administration, President Rodrigo Duterte has worked to decongest EDSA. The completion of the girder construction of Skyway Stage 3 shows the President’s political will to connect every city in Metro Manila within a 30-minute frame,” Public Works and Highways Sec. Mark Villar said.
“Skyway Stage 3 is just one of 23 projects aimed at decongesting EDSA,” he added.
The DPWH said that some of the other projects include the NLEX Harbor Link, BGC-Ortigas Link Bridge, NLEX SLEX Connector, Pantaleon Estrella Bridge, Binondo Intramuros Bridge, Lawton Avenue, Katipunan Extension, Laguna Lake Expressway.
“When Skyway Stage 3 is opened, travel time from SLEX to NLEX will be reduced from 2 hours to only 30 minutes. Makati to Quezon City will only be 20 minutes away,” Villar added.
“Before 2022 ends, travel time from NAIA to Balintawak will only be 20 minutes away,” he added.