Motorists using the tollways to and from the south may pass through the NAIA Expressway (NAIAX), Skyway System, the South Luzon Expressway (SLEX) and Star Tollway for free on the eves of Christmas and New Year.
Toll fees will not be collected from 10 p.m. on Dec. 24 up to 6 a.m. on Dec. 25; and from 10 p.m. on Dec. 31, 2016 up to 6 a.m. of Jan. 1, 2017. Vertex Toll Development, Inc., Skyway O&M Corp. (SOMCO), Manila Toll Expressway Systems, Inc. (MATES), and Star Tollway Corp. (STC), the respective operators of NAIAX, the Skyway System, SLEX and the Star Tollway, extend this toll-free privilege to the south tollway-using motorists in appreciation of their patronage. It is also their way of wishing them a Merry Christmas and a Prosperous New Year.
In their effort to further raise the standards of safety, speed and convenience on their tollways and deliver high customer satisfaction, SOMCO and MATES have embarked on improvement projects in 2016, a number of which have been completed in time for the Christmas holiday.
On the Skyway System, massive road surface rehabilitation was undertaken for both the at-grade and elevated sections. Similarly, MATES undertook and completed the road repair and asphalting of SLEX stretches like Mamplasan, San Pedro, Alabang, among others. The thermo-expansion joints of Biñan, Sta. Rosa and Carmona bridges have also been rectified.
Comprehensive flood control work has been a top priority, especially in Skyway’s Makati-Pasay area and SLEX’s Alaska area, known as flood-prone portions of the south tollway.
Vertex recently opened NAIAX’s Phase 2, which links Terminals 1 and 2 to Macapagal Blvd. and the NAIAX ramp which connects Terminal 3 at Andrews Ave. to the Skyway System.
The Southern Tollways operators have already lined up road and toll facilities improvement projects for 2017 in line with their commitments as ISO-certified organizations.