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Wednesday, July 7, 2021

Skyway Stage 3 Will Charge Up To P 264 One-Way Starting July 12


After providing the public free use of its 18-kilometer Skyway Stage 3 project for nearly seven months, San Miguel Corporation (SMC) will start collecting toll on the new elevated expressway starting Monday, July 12, 2021 using a revised toll fee matrix that is lower than the original proposed toll fees, particularly for motorists traveling shorter distances.

  • Buendia to Sta. Mesa - P 105
  • Sta. Mesa to Ramon Magsaysay - P 30
  • Ramon Magsaysay to NLEX Balintawak - P 129
  • Buendia to NLEX Balintawak - P 264
These figures are P 4 to P 10 cheaper than the toll matrix SMC originally submitted last December.

Meanwhile, for Class 2 vehicles, the rates range from P 258 to P 528, depending on exit. They are double than that of Class 1 vehicles.

SMC president and chief operating officer Ramon S. Ang said that the revised toll matrix, as approved by the TRB, takes into consideration the pandemic, its impact on the economy, and on Filipinos.

“We thank the TRB for helping us determine the most equitable toll rates for our motorists. We know from experience that times are hard for many, and even a little relief for motorists can go a long way. These toll rates reflect our deferral of the collection of a substantial amount of the cost to build Skyway 3. We also further lowered the rates for those traveling shorter distances,” said SMC president Ramon S. Ang.

Ang said the tolls it will collect will provide the company revenues to ensure continued efficient operations, maintenance, and safe driving conditions on the elevated expressway, particularly as daily traffic puts a heavy strain on the road infrastructure, necessitating significant maintenance costs.

Since its opening, the Skyway Stage 3 has also allowed motorists to fully experience seamless connection from South Luzon Expressway (SLEX) to North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) and vice versa.

The company has since reported that total waived fees reached P 246 million over 15 months. SMC is the only private expressway concessionaire and toll operator to have done such a program.

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