South Luzon expressway - updates

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SMC South highways will be toll-free on Christmas Eve, New Year’s Eve

Dec 19, 2018 - 8:25 PM

Fees won’t be collected at the toll gates of the following highways: NAIAx, Skyway, SLEX, and Star Tollway

Construction of NLEX-SLEX Connector Road to start by July

Apr 01, 2018 - 8:55 PM

Back in July 2016, NLEX Corporation secured a P23.2-billion deal to build, operate, and maintain the NLEX-SLEX Connector Road

CONNECTOR ROAD. NLEX-SLEX Connector Road would link C3 in Caloocan City to the Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP) campus in Sta Mesa, Manila. Map from DPWH website

San Miguel awaits gov't OK for 3-year toll road network expansion

Nov 01, 2017 - 5:13 PM

SMC will expand and extend SLEX, the Skyway system, the NAIA Expressway, and the Southern Tagalog Arterial Road in a bid to decongest traditional chokepoints

MASSIVE EXPANSION. San Miguel's massive toll road expansion plan is seen to decongest chokepoints, like the Alabang viaduct, the Sucat and Bicutan interchanges, Magallanes, the C5 entrance and exit to SLEX, as well as the NAIAX entry to Skyway. Photos from Skyway official website and Wikipedia

#CommuterWatch: Traffic situation along SLEX, NLEX for Undas 2017

Oct 30, 2017 - 7:55 PM

The two expressways are expected to become congested as Filipinos travel during the Undas break

Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Muntinlupa fire triggers SLEX traffic jam

Apr 19, 2017 - 1:20 PM

3rd UPDATE A fire hits a residential area in Muntinlupa causing a transmission tower to lean toward the Alabang flyover and prompting the temporary closure of the Alabang viaduct

DOF gives NLEX-SLEX Connector Road green light

Aug 31, 2016 - 2:20 PM

Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III says the tollways unit of Metro Pacific Investments Corporation MPIC can push through with the road construction – even without forming a special purposes company SPC

TWO CONNECTOR ROADS. Metro Pacific and San Miguel-Citra propose to build separate roads connecting NLEX and SLEX

DPWH chief Villar: Metro traffic jam 'can be solved in 2-3 years'

Aug 02, 2016 - 8:47 PM

Rest assured that the biggest hurdle political will is something that the President has a lot of says Secretary Mark Villar

Bumper-to-bumper traffic is seen in front of the Iglesia ni Cristo Church along Commonwealth Avenue in Quezon City on Tuesday. A portion of the thorough fare from Sandiganbayan to Litex is closed for the whole day due to a medical mission by the INC. Photo by: JOEL LIPORADA

Metro Pacific unit secures NLEX-SLEX Connector Road deal

Jul 26, 2016 - 1:35 PM

This is after no comparative proposals were submitted to the DPWH on Monday July 25 – the deadline set by the agency

TWO CONNECTOR ROADS. Metro Pacific and San Miguel-Citra propose to build separate roads connecting NLEX and SLEX

PPP Center's Canilao: Include PPP chief in Cabinet

Feb 23, 2016 - 5:37 PM

Outgoing PPP Center head Cosette Canilao also says the next administration should adopt what her office has started and hit the ground running with policies and institutional arrangements

BIG PART. Playing a big part in developing infrastructure, it might be necessary to include PPP in the Cabinet, PPP Center's Canilao says

NEDA board approves 5 infra projects

Dec 16, 2015 - 9:51 PM

The National Economic and Development Authority board approves 2 public private partnership and 3 official development assistance deals for roll out

President Benigno S. Aquino III leads his official family in prayer before presiding over the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) Board meeting. Also in photo are Secretary to the Cabinet Jose Rene Almendras, DOTC Joseph Emilio Abaya DOST Mario Montejo and Finance Secretary Cecar Purisima. Photo by Joseph Vidal / Malacañang Photo Bureau

DOTC rolls out road transport IT project

Jul 30, 2015 - 3:45 PM

This is the 10th public private partnership PPP project of the transportation department that s being rolled out as it sets auction for more PPP deals

CLEAN UP. The IT project is seen to clean up the existing data of LTFRB and lessen the processing time for its transactions

Muntinlupa-Cavite expressway opens July 24

Jul 22, 2015 - 1:10 PM

2nd UPDATE The first public private partnership road project under the current administration opens days ahead of President Benigno Aquino III s final State of the Nation Address

President Benigno S. Aquino III leads the inaugural drive-through at the completed Daang-Hari-South Luzon Expressway (SLEX) Link Road Project / Muntinlupa-Cavite Expressway (MCX) during the inauguration ceremony in Barangay Poblacion, Muntinlupa City on Friday (July 24, 2015). The MCX is Ayala Corporation’s first toll road project under the Aquino administration’s Public-Private Partnership Program. The road project would decongest traffic in Cavite, Las Piñas and Muntinlupa, reduce travel time by an average of 45 minutes from Daang Hari to Alabang Interchange, provide a new access to the NBP property and improve the overall competitiveness of Region IV-A (CALABARZON) as an investment destination by providing an alternative route to/from Metro Manila and Cavite. (Photo by Gil Nartea / Malacañang Photo Bureau)

Metro Pacific unit inks Cavite-Laguna Expressway concession deal

Jul 11, 2015 - 3:25 PM

A 44 6 kilometer 4 lane toll road between the Cavite Expressway in Kawit Cavite and the South Luzon Expressway Mamplasan Interchange in Biñan Laguna is seen to be constructed by July 2020

JUMPSTART CONSTRUCTION. MPIC unit pays government downpayment for Cavite-Laguna Expressway deal, signaling the start of construction of the planned toll road. In the photo are MPIC President Jose Ma. Lim (left) and PPP Center Executive Director Cosette Canilao. Photos by Chrisee Dela Paz/Rappler

Southern Luzon seen as 'very lucrative' market for real estate

Jul 08, 2015 - 7:28 PM

Southern Luzon is seen to be among the top 3 growth areas to watch out for in the country says Fatima Olivares Vital of property firm Ovialand Incorporated

Ayala Land's ARCA South phase 1 dev't 70% complete

Jun 10, 2015 - 11:36 AM

The P80 billion mixed use development will also benefit from two government roadway projects: the Intermodal Transport System and Skyway C5 C6 connector road

Swiss challenge for NLEX-SLEX connector to start October

May 20, 2015 - 4:13 PM

Because of the changes in the mode of implementation the original proponent of the connector road says completion of the project will be pushed back to 2018

SWISS CHALLENGE. "We are ready for the Swiss. We are just awaiting for the government to invite proponents. We will fight for it," MPTC president Ramoncito Fernandez. File photo by Rappler

San Miguel taps DMCI for Skyway extension project

May 12, 2015 - 11:29 AM

DMCI will be the contractor for the P26 5B toll road project connecting SLEX to NLEX

Alignment of NLEX- SLEX connector road to be revised

Mar 30, 2015 - 10:12 PM

It will increase the project cost by at least 30 says the MNTC

Expressways to swell due to Holy Week traffic

Mar 24, 2015 - 6:25 PM

Northbound traffic is expected to build up in the afternoon of April 1 Holy Wednesday until late morning of April 2 Maundy Thursday

SLEX extension to Quezon set to begin construction

Mar 23, 2015 - 6:26 PM

Worth P13 1 billion the project will extend the expressway by 58 kilometres from Sto Tomas town in Batangas to Lucena City in Quezon

NEW PROJECT. President Benigno S. Aquino III converses with South Luzon Tollway chairman and San Miguel Corporation president and chief operating officer Ramon Ang during the Briefing on the SLEX-TR4 project. Photo by Gil Nartea /Malacañang Photo Bureau

NLEX-SLEX connector road completed in 2017 - MPIC

Feb 12, 2015 - 12:53 PM

The P18 billion toll road awaits the approval of the NEDA Board

MPIC losing over P2B potential revenues

Nov 25, 2014 - 10:49 PM

The Toll Regulatory Board has yet to act on their petition for a toll rate increase pending for years now

Ayala in talks for 'seamless' Muntinlupa-Cavite Expressway

Nov 24, 2014 - 9:44 PM

Ayala is in talks with other toll road operators to ensure a seamless interchange for the former Daang Hari South Luzon expressway project

MVP: NLEX-SLEX connector to be delayed beyond Aquino term

Oct 07, 2014 - 11:39 AM

Manuel V Pangilinan Metro Pacific Investments Corporation MPIC chairman says the project is likely to be completed in mid 2017 because of the Swiss challenge on their unsolicited project proposal

South Luzon buses to stop at Alabang starting August 28

Aug 26, 2014 - 9:04 PM

UPDATED Starting 3 am Thursday August 28 provincial buses from Southern Luzon and Bicol should use the South Station take the Filinvest exit of SLEX says the LTFRB

Ayala eyes foreign partners in PPP bids

Aug 11, 2014 - 11:30 AM

The group needs partners who have technical expertise and financial resources

Find other routes: DPWH to close Magallanes Interchange

Aug 07, 2014 - 4:06 PM

The southbound lane of the Magallanes Interchange in Makati will be closed for repairs starting August 8 and during certain times on weeknights until August 17

Magallanes Interchange, Makati City. Photo from Wikipedia

Ayala to help bridge PH infra gap with more big projects

Jul 03, 2014 - 9:27 AM

The Ayala Group is exploring ways to finance its exposure in PPP projects in the next 5 years

LTFRB revokes franchise of bus firm in SLEX accident

Mar 27, 2014 - 3:01 PM

LTFRB chief Winston Ginez says SCCI was given a chance to pursue an extension of its Certificate of Public Convenience

MNTC to issue P7B bonds for tollway projects

Feb 09, 2014 - 6:34 PM

The Manila North Tollways Corporation will be the first non listed company to issue bonds

File photo of the North Luzon Expressway by Jay Directo/ AFP.

Bus plunges off Skyway, lands on van

Dec 16, 2013 - 8:15 AM

UPDATED Police confirm 18 fatalities revising an earlier toll of 22 Sixteen other victims were injured and were rushed to nearby hospitals

MVP group sees deal on common alignment for NLEx-SLEx road by yearend

Nov 22, 2012 - 6:55 PM

Pangilinan led Metro Pacific Tollways Corp MPTC intends to sign an agreement on the North Luzon Expressway NLEX South Luzon Expressway SLEX connector road project before yearend

MVP group gains headway in NLEx-SLEx road bid

Nov 07, 2012 - 3:03 PM

The proposals for the North Luzon Expressway NLEx and South Luzon Expressway SLEx connector roads are making headway in the approval process at the National Economic and Development Authority