San Miguel Corporation (SMC) has announced that starting July 12, 2021, the 18-km elevated Skyway Stage 3 will be a no-truck zone and will be dedicated to Class 1 vehicles with Autosweep RFID stickers.
The announcement comes after Skyway 3 was issued a Toll Operating Permit and a Notice to Start Collecting Toll by the Toll Regulatory Board, after operating for free to the public for almost seven months.
SMC President Ramon S. Ang said that this action would address safety concerns on the elevated expressway, and would further limit the risk of a spread of COVID-19—especially since the majority of its motorists have migrated to the Autosweep RFID electronic toll collection system.
On the other hand, regular motorists who opt to use public roads instead of Skyway 3, will also benefit as it is diverting up to 200,000 vehicles per day, which is half of EDSA’s daily traffic volume, according to SMC.
Meanwhile, as of July 2, Skyway ramps that have been opened to the public include Buendia SB Exit and NB Entry, Quirino NB and SB Exit, Plaza Dilao SB Entry, Nagtahan SB and NB Exit, E. Rodriguez SB Exit, Quezon Ave SB Exit and Entry, Quezon Ave NB Exit and Entry, A. Bonifacio NB Exit, NLEX NB Exit, and NLEX SB Entry.
The list of Autosweep installation sites in Skyway and NAIAX are as follows:
• Skyway Extension NB Ramp – Soldier’s Hills
• Dr. A Santos NB
• Dona Soledad NB
• Runway NB (for Loading only)
• Buendia NB
• Nagtahan NB
• G. Araneta NB
• Quezon Ave. NB
• NAIAX Skyway Entry Plaza (NAIAX ALPHA)
• NAIAX Road A NB Entry (NAIAX Foxtrot)
• NAIAX Road B NB Entry (NAIAX Golf)
• NAIAX Airport Road NB Entry (NAIAX Echo)
• NAIAX Main Toll Plaza A NB (NAIAX Delta)
• Skyway Main Alpha NB
• Del Monte Plaza A SB
• Del Monte Plaza B SB
• Quezon Ave. SB
• Plaza Dilao SB
• NAIAX Skyway Exit Plaza (Nancy Bravo)
• NAIAX Main Toll Plaza B SB (Nancy Charlie)
• Dona Soledad SB
• Dr. A Santos SB
• Alabang-Zapote SB
For the complete list of Autosweep RFID installation and reloading sites and other inquiries, motorists may click here or call the SMC Tollways Hotline at (02) 5318-8655.