METRO MANILA SKYWAY STAGE 3 (MMSS3)

Project Description: 

The Metro Manila Skyway Stage 3 Project (MMSS3) is an elevated expressway from Buendia, Makati City to the North Luzon Expressway in Balintawak, Quezon City with a length of about 18.83kilometers. 2x3 lanes from Buendia to Sgt. Rivera corner A. Bonifacio, Quezon City, 2x2 lanes from Sgt. Rivera corner A. Bonifacio to NLEX Balintawak, Quezon City and 2x3 lanes elevated roadway structure that will connect to the NLEX-SLEX Connector Road Project in the vicinity of PUP.

In order to facilitate the completion of MMSS-3 Project, the construction implementation shall be five (5) sections as follows

 

SECTION

LENGTH (km)

Section 1:  Buendia, Makati - Quirino Avenue - Nagtahan

3.76

Section 2:  Nagtahan – Aurora Blvd./Ramon Magsaysay Ave.

6.01

- Section 2A: Nagtahan – Tomas Claudio

1.05

- Section 2A’: Tomas Claudio – PUP, Sta. Mesa

1.03

- Section 2B: Tomas Claudio – R. Magsaysay Ave. (San Juan River)

3.93

Section 3: Ramon Magsaysay Avenue – Quezon Avenue

2.71

Section 4: Quezon Avenue – Balintawak, Quezon City

4.46

Section 5: Balintawak, Quezon City – NLEX Footbridge

1.89

 

 

Project Objectives: 

This project aims to:

 

      Connect the South Luzon Expressway (SLEX) and North Luzon Expressway (NLEX)

      Decongest traffic in Metro Manila especially C-4 (EDSA), C-5 (C.P. Garcia) and Central Metro Manila.

      Complete Metro Manila Skyway System from Alabang to Balintawak as part of the approved agreement by the Philippine Government and the Business Joint Venture (BJVA) between Citra Lamtoro Gung Persada (CLP) and Philippine National Construction Company (PNCC).

Project Benefits: 

At the end of construction, the project is expected to:

 

      Decongest EDSA & other major roads (Quezon Ave., Araneta Ave., Nagtahan, Quirino Ave, etc) by as much as 55,000 vehicles daily.

      Reduce travel time from Buendia to Balintawak from 2 hours to just 15 to 20 minutes.

      Provide direct employment of around 6,000 jobs during construction plus indirect jobs of around 10,000-12,000.

Project Concessionaire: 

Project Proponent:

CITRA Central Expressway Corporation (CCEC)

Project Cost: 

 

Original:

Php 37.43 Billion

Revised:

Php 44.86 Billion (additional cost due to the Section 2 realignment along San Juan River - Section 2B and the connection in NLEX - Section 5, and other design change)

Latest Estimate:

Php 54.33 Billion (based on latest As-Built quantities including Section 2A’)

 

Php 51.512 Billion (excluding Section 2A’)

ROW Cost:

Php 3.52 Billion

Section 2A’:

Php 2.82 Billion

Project Status: 

      Status of construction:

Section

Station Limits

Accomp. (%)

Section 1

Buendia-Quirino-Nagtahan

94.94

Section 2A

Nagtahan – Tomas Claudio

99.48

Section 2A’

Tomas Claudio – PUP Sta. Mesa

4.15

Section 2B

Tomas Claudio – Ramon Magsaysay Ave.

98.00

Section 3

Ramon Magsaysay Ave. to Quezon Ave.

99.40

Section 4

Quezon Avenue – Balintawak, Quezon City

96.19

Section 5

Balintawak, Quezon City – NLEX Footbridge

99.71

Overall construction accomplishment (incl. Section 2A’)

92.33

Overall construction accomplishment (excl. Section 2A’)

97.38

 

      Overall Right-of-Way accomplishment (Site Possession) 95.29% (excluding Section 2A’), 238 out of 350 lots with Permit to Enter

      Construction of ramps accomplishment 88.71% (20 ramps open to traffic, 4 ramps ongoing construction, 4 ramps under planning – total: 28 ramps)

Project Alignment: 
Project Timeline: 

Start Date

ØJanuary 2015

Revised Target Completion

ØRamps – December 2022

ØSection 2A’ (main alignment) – November 2023

Partial Opening

ØDecember 29, 2020

(Main line from Buendia to Balintawak)

Inauguration and Formal Opening

ØJanuary 14, 2021 (10 ramps initially opened)

At present, 20 ramps are now open to traffic