President Rodrigo Roa Duterte formally opened Tuesday, February 15, 2022 the elevated extension of South Luzon Expressway (SLEX) northbound entry connected to Skyway system in Alabang, Muntinlupa City.
During the inauguration, President Duterte lauded the successful partnership of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) and concessionaire San Miguel Corporation (SMC) and Citra Metro Manila Tollway Corporation, for the timely completion of the project despite the challenges posed by the pandemic.
The Sucat-Alabang Skyway Extension now offers a travel time of 30 minutes from two (2) hours between Muntinlupa City to Balintawak, Quezon City, addressing traffic congestion in SLEX and Skyway.
During the ceremony, DPWH Senior Undersecretary Rafael C. Yabut delivered the welcome remarks in behalf of Acting Secretary Roger G. Mercado while SMC President and Chief Executive Officer Ramon S. Ang explained the overall project impact.
The event was also attended by Senator Christopher Lawrence Go, Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade, DPWH Undersecretary Roberto Bernardo and Assistant Secretary Wilfredo Mallari, and other officials.
The project will reduce time spent on roads by motorists travelling to Laguna and Southern Luzon.
The formal opening of the SLEX Elevated Extension provided motorists direct access to and from the elevated Skyway from Susana Heights to Sucat, Parañaque and vice versa, significantly easing at-grade traffic.
The project can accommodate 200,000 vehicles per day and complete the seamless connectivity between SLEX, Skyway, and North Luzon Expressway for faster and more efficient travel, transport of goods, and trade throughout Metro Manila and the provinces.