Motorists using the expressways leading to the south may pass through Skyway, South Luzon Expressway (SLEX) and Star Tollway for free on Christmas and New Year's eve.
Skyway O&M Corp. (SOMCO), Manila Toll Expressway Systems, Inc. (MATES), and Star Tollway Corp. (STC), the respective operators of the Skyway System, SLEX and Star Tollway have all agreed to provide toll-free service to everyone taking these expressways starting at 10 p.m. on December 24, 2015 until 6 a.m. on December 25 and from 10 p.m. on December 31 to 6 a.m. on January 1, 2016.
Due to the usual heavy holiday traffic, motorists are advised to plan their trip as the tollway operators are gearing up for the influx of motorists traveling in and out of Metro Manila during the Christmas holiday.
At SLEX, traffic build-up could occur in Susana Heights, Sta. Rosa, Eton and Calamba, southbound direction; and Carmona, Greenfields, Alabang/Filinvest, both north- and southbound directions.
At Star Tollway, heavy traffic is seen at the toll plazas in Sto. Tomas, Lipa City and Batangas City.
Meanwhile, the volume of vehicles has already increased on the Skyway System since last month which is the case as the Christmas holiday approaches.