Finally, the Toll Regulatory Board (TRB) has approved the revised toll-fee matrix submitted by San Miguel Corporation (SMC). SMC will be charging a toll for the 18-kilometer Skyway Stage 3, which connects the South Luzon Expressway (SLEX) to the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) through the Skyway system on Monday, July 12.
We have been enjoying the free use of the Skyway Stage 3 since December 29, 2020. Definitely, a breeze driving from North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) Balintawak to Buendia, Makati, and vice-versa instead of going through the usual EDSA route.
Signages along with the Skyway show 129 to 264 Pesos toll fees for Class 1 vehicles (cars, jeepneys, vans, AUVs, SUVs).
TRB-approved Skyway Stage 3 toll fees
July 7, 2021 – The Toll Regulatory Board (TRB) released the approved toll rates for the 18-kilometer Skyway 3. According to the toll matrix released by the TRB, owners of class 1 vehicles who will use the elevated expressway from Buendia in Makati to Balintawak in Quezon City will be charged P264.
“We thank the TRB for helping us determine the most equitable toll rates for our motorists. We know from experience that times are hard for many, and even a little relief for motorists can go a long way,” SMC president and chief operating officer Ramon S. Ang said.
“These toll rates reflect our deferral of the collection of a substantial amount of the cost to build Skyway 3. We also further lowered the rates for those traveling shorter distances,” Ang added.
According to SMC, starting July 12, the 18-kilometer Skyway Stage 3 will be a ‘no truck zone’ and will be dedicated to Class 1 vehicles with Autosweep RFID stickers.
Edsa was previously the only link between north and south, and for decades, has been synonymous with traffic in Metro Manila. “Completing and delivering Skyway 3 in this time of pandemic has both tangible benefits and symbolic significance for our people. For so many decades, we have all suffered through by now countless hours of traffic on Edsa and most of our major roads. With Skyway Stage 3, motorists now have the option to take a much faster route that will save them time and fuel. But the real beauty of it is this will also decongest Edsa and other roads, making travel there for many people also easier,” Ang said.
With Skyway 3, motorists can now bypass Edsa and other busy streets and enjoy travel time from Buendia to Balintawak in just 20 minutes and Alabang to Balintawak in only 30 minutes.
Skyway Stage 3 Ramps (Northbound and Southbound)
|Balintawak (NLEX)||Balintawak (NLEX)|
|A. Bonifacio soon||A. Bonifacio|
|C3 soon||C3 soon|
|Quezon Ave||Quezon Ave|
|E. Rodriguez soon||E. Rodriguez|
|Quirino Ave.||Quirino Ave.|
|Buendia (Zobel)||Buendia (Zobel)|
History of Skyway Stage 3 Project
January 14, 2021 – President Rodrigo Duterte led the inauguration of the Metro Manila Skyway Project 3 (MMSS-3). “The successful completion of the Skyway is a testament to the efficiency, reliability, and sustainability of our Build, Build, Build Program,” President Duterte said.
“It attests to the endless possibilities that we can accomplish through the dynamic partnership between the government and the private sector,” Duterte added.
“Your investment has finally paid off, and the Skyway shall serve as an enduring edifice of the legacy that we will leave behind for future generations of Filipinos,” the president said.
“With the trust and help of the private sector and of the Filipino people, I am confident that we can build the foundations of an inclusive, robust and prosperous nation that we can proudly leave behind to our children,” he added.
While the Metro Manila Skyway Project 3 (MMSS-3) was completed during President Duterte’s regime, the project broke ground in January 2014 during the Aquino administration through the Public-Private Partnership or PPP.
SMC fully funded the project with no government subsidies or guarantees. It also paid in full for all right-of-way properties and built three new bridges in San Juan, Mandaluyong, and Manila. It did these in order to fast-track construction of the 18-kilometer elevated expressway traversing Metro Manila’s densest, busiest cities.