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Contractor rushing: Skyway Stage 3 89-percent complete after replacement of burned parts

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The Metro Manila Skyway Stage 3 is 89-percent complete after the parts which collapsed due to a fire last February were replaced.

Public Works Secretary Mark Villar said lower and upper coping beams for pier 3, 4, 5 were reconstructed, and deck slab for spans 5 and 6 were completed as well.

He said contractor Citra Central Expressway Corporation (CCEC) is already rushes civil works of the project to make up for unforeseen delay.

“We are intensifying our road right-of-way acquisition so we may soon begin construction at Section 2A’. So far, we have acquired 231 out of the 350 lots that need to be acquired with permit to enter,” Villar said.

When completed, the 18.83-kilometer Skyway Stage 3 is expected to reduce travel time between Buendia to Balintawak from the current two (2) hours to only 15 to 20 minutes, accommodating an average of 55,000 vehicles daily.

It will also serve as a direct toll road link between NLEX and South Luzon Expressway (SLEX).