The Metro Manila Skyway Stage 3 opened in late May of this year, signaling another huge milestone in Philippine infrastructure. Opening the southbound Quirino exit to Class-1 vehicles, motorists are now able to cut their commuting time from Balintawak and Quezon Avenue to Manila within less than 20 minutes from 1.5 hours without traffic.
Also called the Metro Manila Skyway Stage 3 Project (MMSS3), the elevated expressway that runs from Buendia, Makati City to the North Luzon Expressway in Balintawak, Quezon City spans a length of about 18.83 kilometers, with 2 by 3 lanes from Buendia to Sgt. Rivera corner A. Bonifacio, Quezon City, 2 by 2 lanes from Sgt. Rivera corner A. Bonifacio to NLEX Balintawak, Quezon City, and 2 by 3 lanes elevated roadway structure. The infrastructure also connects it to the NLEX-SLEX Connector Road Project in the vicinity of Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP).
And if you happen to be living in a luxury house and lot in Tagaytay or any of the luxury homes in Tagaytay or in South of Manila like Crosswinds or Swiss Quadrille Crosswinds, Skyway Stage 3 is a blessing in so many ways. It’s an accessibility key.
Connecting North Luzon Expressway and South Luzon Expressway
This is Metro Manila Skyway Stage 3 under construction above G. Araneta Avenue in Quezon City | Image from Wikimedia Commons.
Anywhere in the world, people want good infrastructures, such as smooth and safe roads, and timely and reliable trains and transportation systems that allow people and cargo to move across a wide range of destinations.
Moreover, for those who are planning to buy a luxury home, or checking out luxury homes for sale in Tagaytay or Tagaytay luxury lots for sale, for example, know location is one of the most important considerations. Before you make the final decision, you want to make sure that your new luxury home has access to important destinations like the supermarket, bank, school, and even those that are essential to you, like your school or workplace. Moreover, you also want to know you have access to alternative routes that have manageable traffic so you do not spend so much unnecessary time on the roads.
Expressways like Skyway Stage, an elevated expressway, are great infrastructure developments that not only connect you to the other cities in Metro Manila, but also other communities important to you. They also help decongest current thoroughfares and provide you with route alternatives depending on where you need to go.
The Metro Manila Skyway Stage 3 is part of the Metro Manila Skyway System or Metro Manila Skyway. The Skyway System is an elevated highway that serves as the main expressway in Metro Manila, Philippines. The Skyway System connects the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) and the South Luzon Expressway (SLEX), which are two major thoroughways in Metro Manila. NLEX is a limited-access toll expressway that connects Metro Manila to the provinces of the Central Luzon region in the Philippines. SLEX, on the other hand, is also a limited-access toll expressway that connects Metro Manila to the provinces in the Calabarzon region, and spans from its north exit, Magallanes Interchange, to south exit at Santo Tomas, Batangas, connecting it to the Southern Tagalog Arterial Road.
The recent opening of the Metro ManilaSkyway Stage 3 and its continuous improvement came as a blessing for all as it aims to shorten travel times within and going out of the Metro significantly. If you’re set to buy a home anytime soon, the Metro Manila Skyway Stage 3 also brings you closer to luxury home developments and even luxury lot properties like Tagaytay luxury lots for sale.
Crosswinds Tagaytay, for example, is a Swiss-inspired resort development stretching over 100 marvelous hectares of land. The development features over 35,000 lofty pine trees and is credited for the cooler than usual Tagaytay temperatures. Crosswinds Tagaytay offers breathtaking vistas and vantage points that feature the lush, rolling terrains, drawing attention towards the aerial views of the rest of Tagaytay City and Metro Manila. Anyone who has taken a drive on the rolling terrains of this idyllic resort development feels a sense of ease, comfort, and relaxation, thanks largely to its cooler climate and the majestic nature of Tagaytay.
Crosswinds Tagaytay can make anyone feel relaxed and at peace.
Crosswinds Tagaytay is a world on its own, with dominating Swiss-inspired homes and residential buildings lining the natural slopes of the private neighborhood, giving the impression that you are no longer in the Philippines. Crosswinds Tagaytay, with its beautiful greenery, conjures up images of a popular holiday destination to which you’d return time and time again. The prime Tagaytay luxury lots for sale are also excellent choices for those who want to invest in Tagaytay real estate but do not expect to build a luxury home anytime soon.
The Metro Manila Skyway Stage 3 Project allows commuters from Quezon City to travel to this idyllic property in just 90 minutes under usual traffic. The latest development of the Skyway cuts the commuting time by 30-45 minutes. This is great for homeowners who are looking to migrate to the South, for example, but still be able to have manageable access to the Metro. It also gives an international standard in lessening heavy traffic.
Brittany Sta. Rosa means having the world and its opportunities at your fingertips, where you and your family can grow within lush, beautiful communities.
The same Metro Manila Skyway Stage 3 system also cuts the commuting time to and from another luxury residential community to just under an hour. Brittany Sta. Rosa is a 260-hectare property rich in history, atmosphere, nature, and is now an exciting new community located in the south of Mega Manila. Featuring nine themed residential developments, each offering luxury houses and lots for sale in an exclusive location and nearby the best educational and recreational facilities. It is also surrounded by Canlubang Golf and Country Club, the Sta. Elena Golf Club, and The Country Club, the top golf courses in the metro.
Brittany Vista Alabang is a 600-hectare development for people who are looking to own a luxury home near modern conveniences and who also long for the fresh countryside.
You can also reach Brittany Vista Alabang to and from Metro Manila in just 45 minutes, thanks to the opening of Skyway Stage 3. Brittany Vista Alabang is a family-friendly diverse community spanning over a whopping 600 hectares of master-planned real estate development. This community offers private enclaves that offer luxury houses and lots while supporting all aspects of family life. This luxury residential development in the South of Metro Manila is a popular hotspot for upscale properties because it is supported by a lively business district and transport hub, with stations for commuter trains and intercity buses around Starmall shopping center. It is also located in Vista City, a prime location close to shopping, dining, entertainment, and amenities.
The luxury homes at La Posada may be simple, but they offer the comfort and the functionality any family needs while still remaining accessible to the hustle and bustle of the metro.
You can also reach La Posada, a Victorian-inspired residential enclave featuring charming luxury homes for starter families, in just around the same time by using the Skyway Stage 3 Project connection. La Posada, which is located in front of Lakefront in Sucat, Muntinlupa, is inspired by the geographical urban marvel and the properties tha line up the streets of San Francisco. The seven-hectare community offers vistas and the cool air, making these luxury homes another viable luxury investment option among real estate buyers.
An Important Component in National Utilities Delivery
Major road infrastructure and available accessibility keys such as the Skyway system is a key piece of the institutional infrastructure not only for the successful decentralization of the connecting rural roads. They also serve as important locations for major utilities such as the electricity grid and water lines.
Land acquisition to develop the land and install a normal power line may be impractical in certain areas, especially those that may present legal challenges, like densely populated areas. However, utilizing the span and breadth of massive road infrastructures like the skyway allows the government to deliver and decentralize the distribution of utilities. One notable power line that uses the skyway’s right-of-way, for the most part, is the Hermosa–Duhat–Balintawak transmission line, which is connected to the Hermosa and Balintawak substations of the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP), with line segment termination at the Duhat substation of Manila Electric Company (Meralco), which is located in Bocaue, Bulacan.
Skyway Stage 3 Toll Regulatory Board: A self-Sustaining Project
Tolls are important machinery in order to keep road infrastructures operating at optimum capacity. | Image from Autocar Philippines.
Back in the old days, people pay a toll or a user fee. Nowadays, high-tech tolling means you can go and travel to any access point. It is also a smart way to fund and finance the highways, bridges, and tunnels that help move our economy, and get people where they want to go to and from your luxury home, whether it is for business or for work. It means an increase in available accessibility keys.
Tolling is already a proven, viable funding option. It is a central component of the transportation funding system of a country. This is because roads are not truly ever free. And just like investing in a luxury home or a luxury property, it doesn’t mean that you wouldn’t spend anything else well after you have paid the total contract prices from the toll regulatory board.
Our highways are not free nor have they ever been. Even if its development is funded completely by the government or via a public-private partnership, keeping these extensive infrastructures in operations means ensuring that these roads are well-maintained and that there are traffic, emergency, and roadside assistance services are available for the people who are using them. A road, just like your home, requires ongoing upkeep and maintenance, so what more for a massive network of roads?
Tolls provide a sustainable source of revenue for ongoing road maintenance and improvement. While Skyway Stage 3 project has since applied toll rates from the toll regulatory board for people who use the road network, the public is assured that tolling is an innovative and cost-effective approach to ease the transportation infrastructure challenges of the country while providing a safe and reliable option for the traveling public.
For example, the northbound exit can go as high as Php 264. Toll collection at toll plazas is close to exit ramps. Going to Quezon City, Makati City, Quezon Avenue, Quirino Avenue, or even San Juan River may be faster through different exit ramps, but the total project cost is being shouldered by the people. The project aims to create an accessibility standard for other major thoroughfares. The toll rates differ depending on the skyway operations in the place.
Final Words on Metro Manila Skyway Stage 3 Project
Skyway Stage 3 project is an exciting milestone in terms of our public infrastructure system, especially when you have the option to restart in a luxury community by Brittany Properties. You don’t just get to invest in a luxury home or luxury property, you get to take advantage of the many opportunities the accessibility the Skyway Stage 3 now provides. It also allows you to spend more time on what is important to you, and make the most of the work-life balance you’ve always wanted.
The skyway allows us to have testable success criteria and referenceable technical standard from the Philippines government when going to places like Quirino Avenue.
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