We have some good news for motorists planning to head south during the upcoming holidays. The Skyway Extension southbound off-ramp heading towards Laguna, Batangas, and Quezon Province is now open to vehicles.
With the completion and opening of the southbound off-ramp and the opening of the northbound on-ramp last April, the Skyway extension project is effectively complete.
The new Skyway Extension southbound off-ramp will allow motorists to bypass the often congested Alabang viaduct and head straight to their destinations in Laguna, Batangas, and beyond. At the same time, it will allow motorists easier access to the Muntinlupa-Cavite Expressway (MCX).
At the moment, the San Miguel Corporation (SMC), the owner and operator of Skyway, has yet to announce a toll fee for use of the Skyway Extension Southbound. However, expect it to be free of charge for the time being, similar to the Skyway Extension northbound on-ramp coming from Susana Heights.
With the opening of both northbound and southbound lanes of the Skyway Extension, motorists heading north to south and vice versa will be able to get to their destinations faster and easier. Similar to the rest of the Skyway system, motorists will need to have an AutoSweep RFID on their vehicle to use the new Skyway southbound extension.
So if you still don't have an AutoSweep RFID in your vehicle, maybe now is the best time to get one.