Bulto ng sasakyang dadaan sa SLEX, inaasahan sa araw ng Miyerkules

admin   •   March 26, 2013   •   2326

FILE PHOTO: Ang ilan sa mga dako sa South Luzon Expressway na minu-monitor ng mga kawani ng SLEX sa pamamagitan ng mga CCTV cameras. (UNTV News)

FILE PHOTO: Ang ilan sa mga dako sa South Luzon Expressway na minu-monitor ng mga kawani ng SLEX sa pamamagitan ng mga CCTV cameras. (UNTV News)

MANILA, Philippines – Nag-umpisa nang maghanda ang pamunuan ng South Luzon Expressway (SLEX) para sa “Oplan Ligtas Biyahe” ng Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) para sa mahabang bakasyon.

Nasa 210-libong mga sasakyan ang regular na dumadaan sa kahabaan ng SLEX araw-araw, ngunit sa darating na Miyerkules ay inaasahang aabot sa 250-libong mga sasakyan ang dadaan dito.

Dahil dito, magdaragdag ng mga ambulant teller ang Manila Toll Expressway System (MATES) sa Sto. Tomas, Batangas, Sta. Rosa at Calamba toll plazas.

Nanawagan naman ang pamunuan ng SLEX sa mga motorista na bumiyahe nang maaga at huwag sumabay sa rush hour upang makaiwas sa pagdagsa ng mga sasakyan sa Miyerkules.

“Please don’t beat the rush hour laging hilig nating ganun eh beating the rush hour, you can plan you could monitor also situation natin sa SLEX so that you could form comfortable travel,” pahayag ni Col. Inosencio Silbol, Operation Manager ng MATES.

Paalala pa sa mga motorista, laging tiyaking nasa maayos na kondisyon ang mga sasakyan at huwag magmamaneho ng nakainom ng alak o kaya naman ay inaantok upang makaiwas sa aberya at disgrasya. (Sherwin Culubong & Ruth Navales, UNTV News)

SLEX, Skyway postpones Oct. 14 implementation of window hours for trucks

Robie de Guzman   •   October 11, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – Skyway Operations and Maintenance Corporation (SOMCO) on Friday announced it has postponed the planned implementation of window hours for trucks coming from Southern Luzon to Metro Manila.

SOMCO earlier said that Manila-bound trucks will only be limited to midday trips via the South Luzon Expressway (SLEX) and STAR Toll Plaza beginning Monday, Oct. 14, in a bid to ease heavy traffic in the area.

The toll operator previously announced that trucks can only pass through the SLEX between 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., and between 9:30 p.m. to 4 a.m. For the STAR Tollway, trucks may pass from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., and between 8 p.m. to 3 a.m.

Manuel Bonoan, president of SOMCO, explained that they decided to defer the implementation of window hours to refine the policy for sectors involved.

“May mga truckers kasi who have been asking reconsideration for ‘yung signages namin kasi there are trucks coming from the south na actually do not reach Alabang viaduct, irerefine lang namin siguro yung mga signanes sa mga toll plazas namin,” Bonoan told UNTV News in a phone interview.

The planned implementation of window hours for trucks comes amid heavier traffic flow towards the metro due to ongoing construction of a ramp extension.

This week, the toll operator imposed one-way traffic at the east service road northbound from Alabang to Sucat Interchange to give way for the construction of the at-grade portion of an extended Skyway ramp, seen to be completed next month.

The traffic jam along the expressway has prompted some lawmakers to call for the suspension or reduction of toll rates at SLEX to provide relief to motorists.

According to Julius Corpuz, spokesperson for the Toll Regulatory Board, the proposal has been forwarded to the toll operator for discussion.

“Naipaabot na po natin yan sa management ng ating project concessionaire at ganun din siguro sila tinitignan nila kung ano yung posibilidad tungkol dyan sa panukalang magkaroon muna ng toll fee reduction or suspension dito sa SLEX,” he said.

SOMCO said the construction is being fast-tracked to avoid further congestions during the holiday season.

A portion of the project is expected to be completed by November while the entire Skyway extension is seen to be finished by the last quarter of 2020. – RRD (with details from Correspondent Joan Nano)

Traffic management plan sought amid worsening traffic in SLEx

Marje Pelayo   •   October 3, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – Traffic situation has become heavier along the South Luzon Expressway (SLEx) after its third lane was closed specifically the section where the construction of the Skyway Project is ongoing.

Commuters have been complaining as travel time from San Pedro in Laguna to Makati City usually takes up to an exhausting four hours of ride.

Residents in Muntinlupa City area also lament that the project has not only affected their income but their daily routine as well.

“There was not enough lead time for them to be informed for them to come up with, for us to come up with a management plan,” said Rep. Rozzano Rufino Biazon.

“(Nowadays) from Alabang all the way to Tunasan is a daily bog down, so life practically stops,” he added.

To address the problem, House Transportation Committee Chairman Edgar Sarmiento urges government agencies to immediately come up with a traffic management plan based on the data that transpired in the House Committee hearing on Wednesday (October 2).

“Isang taon mahigit itong project nila. Ngayon we are only October of 2019. Matatapos po iyan December of 2020. Kung iisipin nyo po arawan na arawan ganyan ang ibibigay natin sa mga tao, napakahirap,” Sarmiento argued.

(This project has been ongoing for a year already. Now, it’s October 2019 and it is expected to complete in December of 2020. Imagine the situation each and every day. This is what we serve the public and this is inconvenient.)

The Skyway O&M Corporation that manages the Skyway Project has apologized for the problems the construction is causing the commuters.

But the firm maintains that once Stage 3 of the project is completed, traffic flow will return to normal.

Sarmiento expects that the traffic plan will be ready for the next Committee hearing. MNP (with details from Vincent Arboleda)

LIST: Heavy Traffic expected on major tollways next week

Robie de Guzman   •   April 13, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – The operator of Skyway, Ninoy Aquino International Airport Expressway (NAIAX), South Luzon Expressway (SLEX) and STAR tollway is set to implement measures to ease the heavy traffic expected during the Lenten break next week.

SMC Tollways said additional ambulant tellers and traffic patrol teams will be deployed this week as vehicle volume is expected to increase by 10 percent during this season.

Temporary toll collection booths will also be added and all road works will be suspended.

All field personnel will also be required to be on standby and vacation leaves will be cancelled.

SMC said that beginning April 16 (Tuesday) to April 22 (Monday) heavy traffic is expected in the following areas:

Skyway Southbound At-grade 

April 16-18 & 20 (P.M.)

  • C5-Alabang At-grade

April 17 (P.M.)

  • Amorsolo to Magallanes Area

Skyway Northbound At-grade

April 21-22

  • Alabang Viaduct to Skyway On Ramp (Skyway Main Plaza B) Elevated

NAIAX Westbound

April 17-20 (P.M.)

  • NAIAX Main Toll Plaza B

NAIAX Eastbound

April 17-20 (P.M.)

  • NAIAX Main Toll Plaza a

SLEX Southbound

April 17 (P.M.)

  • Calamba Toll Plaza A and B
  • Carmona, Sta. Rosa Exit
  • Eton-ABI Exit
  • Cabuyao Toll Plaza
  • Ayala Toll Plaza

April 18

  • Calamba Toll Plaza A and B
  • Carmona, Sta. Rosa Exit
  • Eton-ABI Exit
  • Cabuyao Toll Plaza
  • Ayala Toll Plaza

April 20

  • Calamba Toll Plaza A and B
  • Carmona, Sta. Rosa Exit
  • Eton-ABI Exit
  • Cabuyao Toll Plaza
  • Ayala Toll Plaza

Northbound

April 21-22

  • Ayala Toll Plaza
  • Calamba Toll Plaza Entry
  • Exits in Filinvest
  • Exits in Alabang Viaduct

STAR Tollway

Southbound April 17 (P.M.)

  • Sto. Tomas Entry
  • Lipa Toll Plaza
  • Balagtas Toll Plaza
  • Sto. Toribio
  • Ibaan-San Jose Interchange

April 18

  • Sto. Tomas Entry
  • Lipa Toll Plaza
  • Balagtas Toll Plaza
  • Sto. Toribio
  • Ibaan-San Jose Interchange

April 20

  • Sto. Tomas Entry
  • Lipa Toll Plaza
  • Balagtas Toll Plaza
  • Sto. Toribio
  • Ibaan-San Jose Interchange

Northbound

April 21-22 (A.M.)

  • Toll Plazas in Sto. Tomas

TPLEX

Northbound

April 17-19

  • Tarlac Central Toll Plaza
  • Urdaneta Toll Plaza
  • Pozorrubio-MacArthur T-intersection
  • Binalonan Toll Plaza
  • Pozorrubio Toll Plaza

Southbound

April 21-22

  • Tarlac Central Toll Plaza
  • Urdaneta Toll Plaza
  • Pozorrubio-MacArthur T-intersection
  • Binalonan Toll Plaza
  • Pozorrubio Toll Plaza

SMC Tollways, together with Petron Lakbay Alalay, will also set up Motorist Assistance Stations at:

  • TPLEX – Petron KM 134 Northbound and Southbound
  • TPLEX Toll Operations Compound Northbound
  • Skyway – C5 and Merville Southbound
  • Sucat Lay-by At-grade Northbound
  • SLEX – San Pedro Gas Station Southbound
  • KM 44 Petron Gas Station Southbound
  • KM 44 Petron Gas Station Northbound
  • STAR – Petron Malvar Southbound
  • Malainin Lay-by KM 92 Southbound
  • Petron Lipa Northbound
  • Lapu-Lapu Lay-by KM 90 Northbound

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