Posts Tagged ‘Metro Manila Skyway (MMS) Stage 3 Project’

North-south tollway link set

Manila Standard Today, 15 January 2014

 

Citra Central Expressway Corp. will launch the Metro Manila Skyway Stage 3 Project this January to link the north and south luzon tollways through an elevated expressway, the company said.

In a statement from Dodik Marseno, CCEC director, issued Monday, work on the 14-kilometer connector road will start in April along Osmeña Highway from F. Torres Street toward Quirino Avenue in Manila.

The construction is expected to cause traffic buildup but the company will coordinate “with Metro Manila Development Authority, the local traffic police and concerned barangays (on) traffic re-routing and counterflow (with) timely advisories, through signages, flyers, social media sites and radio broadcast for the benefit of the public.”

CCEC, Stage 3 proponent and concessionaire, is a joint corporation of Citra Lamtoro Gung Persada and the Philippines National Construction Corporation in partnership with San Miguel Corporation.

Advance works will involve excavation, bored piling, pile cap and column works, according to CCEC.

The Stage 3 elevated expressway starts at the end of Skyway Stage 1 along Buendia, running the length of Osmeña Highway, Quirino Avenue, Paco, Sta. Mesa via the Nagtahan flyovers, traversing Aurora Blvd and Araneta Ave. up to Sgt Rivera Road and A Bonifacio Ave. toward North Luzon Expressway.

“Skyway Stage 3, which connects South Luzon Expressway and NLEX, aims to decongest traffic in Metro Manila, more particularly on EDSA, C5 Road and Central Manila,” the company said.

 

Nlex, Slex road link construction begins next month

Business Mirror, 14 January 2014

By Lenie Lectura

 

San Miguel Corp. (SMC)-backed Citra Metro Manila Tollways Corp. (CMMTC) will groundbreak this month its P26.5-billion road project that will link the North Luzon and South Luzon Expressways.

In a text message, SMC President Ramon Ang said the groundbreaking ceremony will be held “end of January.” Thereafter, he added, construction will commence immediately.

Malacañang, in September, approved the third stage of the Metro Manila Skyway project that will connect Sen. Gil Puyat Avenue in Makati City to Balintawak in Quezon City through a 14.2-kilometer, six-lane “connector road.”

The project will be fully funded and built by CMMTC, the major shareholder of which is SMC. The DOTC and the Toll Regulatory Board (TRB) will oversee construction.

The DOTC said this new road is expected to help decongest Edsa and other major roads such as Quezon Avenue, Araneta Avenue, Nagtahan and Quirino Avenue and greatly reduce travel time from Sen. Gil Puyat Avenue to Balintawak from the usual two hours or more to just 15 minutes.

The first section of the roadway from Buendia to Nagtahan may be opened for service by early 2016. Full completion of the project may take three years.

“The DOTC along with the DPWH, the MMDA and local governments of Makati, Manila and Quezon City will surely coordinate and do their best to minimize traffic inconvenience throughout the route of the project,” Transportation Secretary Joseph Emilio Abaya said.

According to the DOTC the “flood free” expressway “will help reduce pollution, provide greater comfort and safety to the motorists and result to large savings in travel time, fuel and vehicle maintenance costs.”

Further, the agency said the project will provide around 6,000 direct jobs and an additional indirect jobs of about 10,000 during construction.

The project is separate from another connector road that Metro Pacific Tollways Corporation is pursuing at a cost of P22.95 billion.

 

Groundbreaking for Skyway Stage 3 set

Manila Bulletin, 13 January 2014

By Kris Bayos

 

Manila, Philippines – The long overdue construction of an elevated expressway that will link the North and South Luzon Expressways (NLEX-SLEX) is expected to commence this year, with the groundbreaking of Skyway Stage 3 scheduled this month.

Citra Central Expressway Corp. (CCEC) said full-scale construction of the 14.8-kilometer toll road extension will start by April.

CCEC is a joint corporation of Citra Lamtoro Gung Persada and the Philippines National Construction Corporation in partnership with San Miguel Corporation.

CCEC holds the concession for the Metro Manila Skyway System and is the proponent of the NLEX-SLEX Connector Road.

In a statement, CCEC spokesperson Anna Gamboa said advance works such as excavation, bored piling, pile cap and column works will start along Osmeña Highway from F. Torres Street towards Quirino Avenue in Manila immediately after the groundbreaking. She warned motorists of the inconvenience that the construction will cause.

“(Skyway) do everything possible to keep traffic moving and keep the motorists, commuters and workers alike safe at all times. It will install necessary safety devices and deploy an adequate number of traffic personnel on the work site to assist motorists,” she said.

CCEC will coordinate with the Metro Manila Development Authority, the local traffic police and concerned barangays for traffic re-routing and counter-flow.

“Timely advisories, through signage, flyers, social media sites and radio broadcast will also be issued for the benefit of the public,” Gamboa said.

The NLEX-SLEX Connector Road is designed to run from the Buendia Exit of Skyway Stage 2 to Balintawak in Quezon City, where the NLEX starts. The 14.2-kilometer toll road will predominantly traverse the median of C3 Road and Araneta Avenue and cuts through the busy thoroughfares of Central Manila in Osmena Highway, Quirino Avenue, Sta. Mesa, Araneta Ave. and A. Bonifacio Road. Construction of the six-lane Skyway Stage 3 will take at least three years to complete and will cost about P26.5 billion, according to the CCEC.

Gamboa said CCEC will adopt an engineering design that is a first-in-the Philippines to strategically cut down the process of right-of-way acquisition and speed up project completion.

 

Palace approves P26.5-B Skyway connecting NLEX and SLEX

GMA News, 27 September 2013

 

President Benigno Aquino III gave the green light to Citra Central Expressway Corporation to begin constructing the P26.5-billion expressway to connect the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) and South Luzon Expressway (SLEX).
Transportation Secretary Joseph Emilio Abaya said Aquino okayed the said contract, which is Stage 3 of the project of the Metro Manila Skyway.
“Our President is committed to build infrastructure that will ease the worsening traffic congestion and to enhance economic opportunities. This Skyway project will surely do both,” Abaya said.
The new expressway, which will run a length of 14.2 kilometers, is expected to decongest EDSA and other major roads, including Quezon Ave., Araneta Ave., Nagtahan, and Quirino Avenue.
Travel time from Buendia to Balintawak is also expected to be reduced to just 15 minutes from the current two hours after the flood-free and mostly elevated six-lane expressway is finished by Citra Central Expressway Corp., which is part of the San Miguel Corp. conglomerate.
Abaya said the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) and the Toll Regulatory Board (TRB) will be on top of the project.
Construction will start in the second quarter of 2014 and is expected to be finished in three years.
Abaya said the first section of the expressway from Buendia to Nagtahan may be opened to traffic by early 2016.
Abaya added the DOTC will coordinate with the Department of Public Works and Highways, the Metro Manila Development Authority, and local government units to address traffic concerns during the construction period.
“DOTC along with DPWH, MMDA and local governments of Makati, Manila and Quezon City will surely coordinate and do its best to minimize traffic inconvenience throughout the route of the project,” Abaya said.
Aside from this new expressway, the DOTC is also pursuing the construction of the Tarlac to La Union Expressway (TPLEX) and the widening and improvement of the Batangas expressway (STAR), Abaya said.
Meanwhile, Metro Pacific Investments Corp. (MPIC) through Metro Pacific Tollways Corp. (MPTC) is ironing out a joint venture agreement with the Philippine National Construction Corp. (PNCC) for a P23-billion tollroad that would also connect the NLEX and SLEX.
The DOTC is pushing for the construction of connector roads to start by early 2014 to have new roads in time for the Leaders Meeting of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) to be hosted by the Philippines in 2015.
MPTC and Citra are expected to have a five-kilometer common area from Quirino Avenue up to Nagtahan in Sta. Mesa, Manila crossing the Pasig River. —KG, GMA News

Palace OKs skyway project linking NLEX, SLEX

The Philippine Star, 27 September 2013

 

MANILA, Philippines – Malacañang has approved the contract for the Metro Manila Skyway (MMS) Stage 3 project which would connect two major expressways in Luzon.

The Department of Transportation and Communication (DOTC) said Friday the new road is expected to help decongest EDSA and other major roads such as Quezon Avenue, Araneta Avenue, Nagtahan, and Quirino.

The agency said the six-lane expressway, which has an approximate length of 14.2 kilometers, is flood-free and mostly elevated.

It will connect the Southern Luzon Expressway to the Northern Luzon Expressway.

“[The expressway] will help reduce pollution, provide greater comfort and safety to the motorists and result to large savings in travel time, fuel and vehicle maintenance costs,” the DOTC said.

The agency claims the new road would reduce travel time from Buendia, Makati to Balintawak, Quezon City to just 15 minutes.

In a 2013 report released by The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) said in a 2013 report that around P2.4 billion worth of economic and opportunity loss is incurred daily due to traffic congestion in Metro Manila.

The P26.5-billon project will be fully funded by the Citra Central Expressway and will be overseen by the DOTC and the Toll Regulatory Board.

The project is estimated to be completed in three years with round-the-clock construction expected by the second quarter of 2014.

Meantime, DOTC Secretary Joseph Abaya said the first section of the roadway from Buendia to Nagtahan may be opened for service by early 2016.

He added that the Skyway project will also enhance economic opportunities as it will provide around 6,000 direct jobs and 10,000 indirect jobs during construction.

 

PNoy approves Citra’s NLEX-SLEX Connector Road project

InterAksyon, 27 September 2013

By Darwin G. Amojelar

 

President Benigno Aquino III has approved a multibillion-peso road project that would connect the north and south of Manila.

In a statement, the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) said the President has cleared the Metro Manila Skyway (MMS) Stage 3 Project, which will connect South Luzon Expressway (SLEX) to the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX).

The project will be fully funded by the Citra Central Expressway Corporation at an estimated cost of P26.5 billion. DOTC and the Toll Regulatory Board (TRB) will oversee construction.

This new road is meant to help decongest EDSA and other major roads such as Quezon Avenue, Araneta Avenue, Nagtahan, and Quirino – thus reducing travel time from Buendia to Balintawak from the usual two hours or more to just 15 minutes.

A Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) report said traffic congestion in Metro Manila has cost the country P2.4 billion in economic and opportunity losses.

The flood-free, mostly elevated six-lane expressway, will run to 14.2 kilometers and will help reduce pollution, provide greater comfort and safety to the motorists and result in large savings in travel time, fuel and vehicle maintenance costs. The project will also provide 6,000 direct jobs and an additional 10,000 indirect jobs during construction.

The project is scheduled for completion in three years as preparatory and advance work will commence before the end of this year.  Round the clock construction works is expected by early second quarter of 2014.

Transport Secretary Joseph Emilio Aguinaldo Abaya said that the first section of the roadway from Buendia to Nagtahan may be opened for service by early 2016.

“DOTC along with DPWH, MMDA and local governments of Makati, Manila and Quezon City will surely coordinate and do [their] best to minimize traffic inconvenience throughout the route of the project.” Abaya said.

The project is separate from another connector road that Metro Pacific Tollways Corporation (MPTC) is pursuing at a cost of P22.95 billion. The MPTC project – a four-lane elevated expressway — will run to 13.4 kilometers.

Malacanang has yet to approve MPTC’s project, as DOTC is still studying whether a new supplemental toll operations agreement (STOA) or an amended contract will expedited the company’s project.

Without the amendment to the STOA, government rules require that a Swiss challenge be undertaken since the NLEX-SLEX Connector Road Project is an unsolicited proposal.

InterAksyon.com is the online news portal of TV5, which like MPTC is chaired by Manuel V. Pangilinan.

 

 

Metro Manila Skyway (MMS) Stage 3 Project Approved By Malacañang

Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC), 27 September 2013

 

Traffic weary motorists have relief coming soon.  Malacanang recently approved the contract for the Metro Manila Skyway (MMS) Stage 3 Project which will connect the Southern Luzon Expressway to the Northern Luzon Expressway. The project will be fully funded by the Citra Central Expressway Corporation at an estimated cost of Php 26.5 billion and will be overseen by the Department of Transportation and Communications and the Toll Regulatory Board (TRB).

This new road is expected to help decongest EDSA and other major roads such as Quezon Avenue, Araneta Avenue, Nagtahan, and Quirino and greatly reduce travel time from Buendia to Balintawak from the usual 2 hours or more to just 15 minutes. In a 2013 report released by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), it estimated that around Php 2.4 billion worth of economic and opportunity loss is incurred daily due to traffic congestion in Metro Manila.

The flood free, mostly elevated 6 lane expressway, has an approximate length of 14.2 kilometers and will help reduce pollution, provide  greater comfort and safety to the motorists and result to large savings in travel time,  fuel and vehicle maintenance costs. It will also provide around 6,000 direct jobs and an additional indirect jobs of around 10,000 during construction.

The project is estimated to be completed in 3 years as preparatory and advance works will commence before the end of this year.  Round the clock construction works is expected by early 2nd quarter next year 2014.

Meantime, DOTC Secretary Joseph Emilio Aguinaldo Abaya said that the first section of the roadway from Buendia to Nagtahan may be opened for service by early 2016. “DOTC along with DPWH, MMDA and local governments of Makati, Manila and Quezon City will surely coordinate and do its best to minimize traffic inconvenience throughout the route of the project.” Abaya added, “our President is committed to build infrastructure that will ease the worsening traffic congestion and to enhance economic opportunities. This Skyway project will surely do both.  Other projects such as the construction of the Tarlac to La Union expressway (TPLEX) and the widening and improvement of the Batangas expressway (STAR) are on-going.”