San Miguel Corporation (SMC) is working closely with Metro Pacific Tollways Corp. (MPIC) to find ways to manage traffic flow on the conglomerate’s South Luzon Expressway (SLEX) and Skyway System, both of which will be heavily affected by MPIC’s C-5 South Link Expressway project.
MPIC, through its unit Cavite Infrastructure Corp. (CIC), is the concession holder for the 7.7-kilometer, six-lane C-5 South Link Expressway that will connect C-5 to the Manila-Cavite Toll Expressway (Cavitex).
As Cavitex starts work to launch girders that will cross the at-grade portion of SMC’s Skyway and SLEX, SMC said it expects higher traffic build-up on its expressways.
“We have offered assistance to MPIC to make sure its project gets delivered on time to minimize inconvenience and provide the full benefits of C-5 Southlink to our motorists in the soonest possible time. We recognize and support government’s objective to develop a more expansive network of roads of which this new construction is part of,” SMC president and COO Ramon S. Ang said.
Initially, SMC, through its infrastructure unit SMC Tollways, has implemented a stop-and-go scheme that started October 6 till November 15 from 11 p.m. to 4 .m at Nichols Toll Plaza, C5 (at-grade) and Skyway Elevated segment between Magallanes and Bicutan in order to manage traffic in the area.
SMC apologizes for the temporary inconvenience, even as it advised motorists to plan their trips ahead during the period.