Gain The Up-to-day Understanding Of Skyway Stage 3

Gain The Up-to-day Understanding Of Skyway Stage 3

In reality, the Skyway Stage 3 is just a part of The Asian Expressway Network, which is regarded as a significant international set of routes in Asia. This vast system stretches from Laoag City, Ilocos Norte, to Zamboanga City.

Stage 3 connects the South Luzon Expressway (SLEX) to the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX). It helps to mitigate travel time between Metro Manila’s southern and northern parts remarkably. We will discuss its history, description intensely, and toll fee as below. Check them out!

History Of Stage 3 Skyway

Skyway Stage 3 operating hours: 5 a.m to 10 p.m everyday

Skyway Stage 3’s groundbreaking project occured in January 2014, and its construction began on February 17th, 2014. Although the initial completion goal was set in 2017 due to a handful of right of way problems, they pushed this project back to 2020. 

Though the terminal concrete pouring was scheduled for October 13, 2020, the Philippines procrastinated building it because of hefty rains. Finally, it was completed on December 29th, 2020. Then, Philippines authorities inaugurated it on January 14th, 2021, and this highway was officially operational the following day. 

The opened exit and entry ramps were the Quezon Avenue exit (belongs to the Del Monte toll plaza southbound) and then a ramp at NLEX Balintawak. As of February 11th, 2021, both off-ramps E. Rodriguez and A. Bonifacio started to serve the public. 

As of March 2021, Skyway Stage 3 operating hours has been closed from 10 p.m to 5 a.m to finish the relevant installation and finishing work of fixtures. They tried to equip Stage 3 with proper essential highway infrastructure and lighting fixtures.

From March 16th, 2021, it appeared confusion between the Toll Regulatory Board and San Miguel Corporation led to the Skyway Stage 3’s indefinite closure. However, SMC already threw light on this confusion. This highway will remain open and be free-using until another certificate for Skyway Stage 3 toll rates is officially passed. 

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Project Description

San Miguel Corporation is the person who built and sponsored the Skyway Stage 3, which is 18.83 kilometers long.

The Skyway Stage 3, standing for MMSS3 (Metro Manila Skyway Stage 3 Project), is an expressway from The North Luzon Highway in Quezon City to Buendia Makati City.

In particular, its 2×3 lanes are from Sgt. Rivera corner A. Bonifacio to NLEX Balintawak, Quezon City, other 2×2 routes are from Buendia to Sgt. Rivera corner A. Bonifacio, Quezon City, and 2×3 routes boosted roadway linking to the Connector Road Project SLEX- NLEX in the PUP’s vicinity.

There are five sections of construction in total to facilitate the MMSS Project’s completion, as followed:

Section 5: Balintawak, Quezon City – NLEX Footbridge1.89
Section 4:   Quezon Avenue – Balintawak, Quezon City4.46
Section 3:   Ramon Magsaysay Avenue – Quezon Avenue2.71
Section 2B:  Tomas Claudio – Ramon Magsaysay Ave(San Juan River)3.93
Section 2A:   Tomas Claudio Nagtahan2.08
Section 2A’: PUP, Sta. Mesa Tomas Claudio2.08
Section 2:   Nagtahan – Aurora Blvd./Ramon Magsaysay Avenue6.01
Section 1:   Buendia, Makati   Quirino Avenue Nagtahan3.76

What Are The Routes That Skyway Stage 3 Covers?

Skyway Stage 3 map

These are Skyway 3 ramps has been opening for motorists since July 2nd, 2021, please take note: 


  • Nagrahan
  • Quezon Avenue
  • A. Bonifacio Sgt. Rivera
  • Balintawak
  • Buendia
  • Quirino
  • NLEX

Skyway Stage 3


  • Nagtahan
  • Quezon Avenue
  • E. Rodriguez
  • NLEX
  • Balintawak
  • A. Bonifacio Sgt. Rivera
  • Buendia
  • Plaza Dilao

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How About The Skyway Stage 3 Toll Fee?

When it comes to the Skyway Stage 3 Toll fees, there are 2 distinctive classes that you could observe as below:

Class 1

Class 1 vehicles consist of SUVs, AUVs, vans, cars, and jeepneys. The toll fee required from those traveling over there is from P105 to P264. Class 1 has an 18-km length in total, and its toll fee’ effect will take place as of July 12, 2021.

Class 2

Class 2 consists of delivery vans, small trucks, passenger buses, and Class-1 trailers. These aforementioned vehicles have to pay from P210 to P528 while coming across there.

How About The Speed Limit On The Skyway Stage 3?

The Skyway Stage 3 differs from Skyway Stage 2 and 1 at the speed limit. In particular, the speed limit of the Skyway Stage 3 is about 60 km/h and is strictly enforced by its radar guns. Meanwhile, the limit of Stages 2 and 1 can be about 80 km/h.

Future Plans

In the near future, San Miguel Corporation is likely to add further ramps to bring this road to 100% complete.

The E. Rodriguez Entry, Quirino Entry, C3 Entry, and Nagtahan Entry are the four new entry ramps that SMC will open.

Plaza Dilao Exit and C3 Exit, in terms of exit ramps, are currently under construction and will be completed soon. The specific completion dates for these exit and entry ramps have yet to be revealed by SMC.

The Skype Stage 3 Project’s Benefits

This project aims at three concrete benefits: 

  • Decongest the EDSA and several main roads (Araneta Ave., Quezon Ave., Nagtahan, Quirino Ave.,…) with about 55,000 automobiles every day.
  • Alleviate riding time from Balintawak to Buendia (from two hours to 15 20 minutes).
  • Create about 6,000 jobs for direct employment during construction and about 10,000 to 12,000 jobs for indirect employment.

Our Final Thoughts

We have just passed on the well-rounded details about Skyway Stage 3 in the Philippines. It is one of the vital parts of the vast system of The Asian Highway Network, which spans thousands of kilometers. When going through this famous highway, grasping the toll fee will help you out a lot.

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