San Miguel submits proposal for 10-lane tollway above EDSA

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San Miguel Corporation is pushing through with its plan to build an elevated tollway on EDSA, as another strategy to ease traffic in Metro Manila.

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 16) — San Miguel Corporation (SMC) has formalized its plan to build an elevated toll road on EDSA as it has submitted its proposal to the Department of Transportation.

In a disclosure, SMC said it has formally submitted its unsolicited proposal and the requirements to pursue its plan to build a 10-lane expressway above Epifanio Delos Santos Avenue.

SMC President and Chief Operating Officer Ramon Ang revealed this plan back in September, saying the new roads will stretch from Macapagal Avenue in Pasay City to Balintawak, Quezon City.

Construction is seen to be finished within 24 to 30 months, with Ang saying it would help decongest Metro Manila.

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Ang said that the expressway will be patterned after those in Japan, and would likely charge fees from ₱150 to ₱200.

SMC has submitted a number of unsolicited infrastructure projects to the government. It is currently finishing the Skyway Stage 3, another elevated toll road meant to reduce vehicle volume on EDSA and cut travel time from Makati to the North Luzon Expressway entrance in Balintawak to just 15 minutes.

The Skyway extension is slated to be completed early next year.