For motorists who regularly pass through the highways of the South, expect more traffic build up on the expressways whether it is heading north or south. Due to the on-going construction of the C5 South Link Expressway, the management of Skyway and Cavitex have announced that a stop-and-go traffic scheme will be implemented on both the Skyway and the South Luzon Expressway (SLEx). That means there will be a 15-minute interval that is set to be implemented between the Skyway's Nichols Toll Plaza and Bicutan exit.
The new stop-and-go scheme will be implemented for around two months beginning from September 29 up until November 22, 2018. That said, the new traffic scheme will only be implemented late at night, from 10:00 PM to 4:00 AM, and will unlikely add to traffic buildup on the Skyway and SLEx during rush hours.
With implementation set to begin in a few days, the expressway management has begun advising motorists to plan their routes ahead of time. More so, motorists are also advised to take alternate routes if possible for the duration of the implemented scheme.
Combined with the numerous road closures and bridge rehabilitations, expect the stop-and-go traffic scheme on the Skyway to add to the increasing traffic building in Metro Manila this 'ber' months.
The C5 South Link Expressway began construction last year. The 7.7 km long expressway is set to connect C5 road to the Manila-Cavite Toll Expressway (CAVITEX) and is expected to be fully functional by 2019. An estimated 45,000 vehicles will be using the C5 South Link Expressway once complete.