Alabang traffic now ‘super smooth’ due to SLEX additional lanes

By MB Online

Traffic flow in Alabang is now "super smooth" as the additional lanes on the South Luzon Expressway has finally opened, San Miguel Corp President Ramon Ang said Monday.

South Luzon Expressway (SLEX) (MANILA BULLETIN) South Luzon Expressway (SLEX) (MANILA BULLETIN)

"Since yesterday morning, nandiyan po ako pabalik balik hanggang kagabi. Wala nang traffic northbound sa Alabang flyover area. Hindi slow moving, wala nang traffic," Ang said in an interview with DZMM Teleradyo.

The SMC on Sunday fulfilled its promise to reopen the third-lane of the at-grade road of Skyway before the Holi¬day rush and improve Alabang traffic by adding a new, two-lane, steel ramp.

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Ang said the 180-meter steel ramp connecting the Alabang viaduct to the elevated Skyway has a capacity of 5,000 vehicles per hour and can be used for southbound or northbound.

"Usually yan Sabado ng hapon ng mga alas tres punong puno na yan, 10 kilometers ang pila 'nyan. Kagabi po magmula ng hapon, alas tres hanggang kagabi nagdaan ako ng mga 7:30 ng gabi. Zero traffic. Wala nang traffic at all," he said.

"Wala nang slowdown traffic sa lugar na iyon. Inalis natin lahat ng tinga, inalis natin lahat ng bara. Super smooth na iyong lugar na iyan," Ang added.

SMC's P10 billion Skyway Extension project aims to mitigate the problem by extending the Skyway from Alabang to SLEX near Susana Heights and the Muntinlupa-Cavite Expressway (MCX).

Ang added that they are also coordinating with Makati local government units, Ayala Group, and Metropolitan Manila Development Authority to synchronize the flow of traffic.