As thousands of motorists head out on a road trip for Undas, the Skyway O&M Corporation (SOMCO), operator of the Skyway system and the NAIA Expressway, has rolled out “Oplan Ligtas Biyahe.” What it does is ensure that the roads are safe and problem-free so we call all get to our destinations on schedule.
The program will be implemented with help from the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA), Philippine National Police-NCRPO, Highway Patrol Group (HPG), local police units, and concerned local government units.
On October 28, 29, and 31, additional traffic personnel will be deployed on the southbound lanes of Skyway and NAIAx. They’ll focus specially on choke points along Dona Soledad Ave. and Dr. A Santos Ave., all the way to Loyola and Manila Memorial Parks where heavy traffic is expected.
Then on November 1 and 2, as vacationers head back to Manila, there’ll again be additional traffic personnel this time on the northbound lanes of Skyway, from the Alabang Viaduct to the Skyway Main Toll Plaza B, Runway area, Magallanes, Don Bosco, Amorsolo, and Buendia off-ramps.
In addition, SOMCO will install Ligtas Biyahe Motorsist Assistance Stations at the C5 Bridge/Merville area and C5 off-site southbound on October 28 and 29. Similar outposts will be placed on said dates, plus at the Sucat southbound exit on October 31 and November 1.
They also want to give everyone a heads to expect heavy on all toll roads from October 28 ’til November 2. This includes both northbound and southbound lanes of Skyway, NAIAx, South Luzon Expressway (SLEX), and Star Tollway.
For traffic updates, follow @officialSLEX and @SkywaySOMCO on Twitter. You may also ask for assistance, report stalled vehicles, and other road incidents by contacting 02-318 (TOLL) 8655, 0917-5398762, or 0999-8860893 for Skyway; 0917 (OURSLEX) 6877539 for SLEX; and 0917 511 (STAR) 7827 or 043-756-7870 for Star Tollway.