LIST: Traffic schemes for Alabang, Balintawak starting February 14

MANILA, Philippines – Motorists and commuters be warned. 

Expect the already bad traffic along EDSA to even get worst with start of constructions on both ends the highway considered as Metro Manila's main artery.

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) said Friday, February 14, that because of the roadworks on the Skyway extension and Skyway Stage 3 projects, existing roads in Alabang and EDSA Balintawak will become narrower.

The MMDA released the following traffic management schemes to give way to the construction works:

Alabang

Balintawak Interchange

The Skyway Stage 3 project is a 14.8-kilometer elevated tollway that will connect Skyway/SLEX Buendia to NLEX Balintawak. Once completed the project is expected to reduce travel time from two hours to 15 to 20 minutes.

The project was initially targeted to be opened by April 1, but a fire destroyed a portion of the construction. The new target opening will be by July 2020. Thus, 24/7 construction is being conducted. 

Meanwhile, the P10-billion Skyway extension project will expand the existing toll road to Susana Heights/Muntinlupa-Cavite Expressway. Other traffic management schemes during the Skyway extension construction may be found here.  Rappler.com