On July 23, 2007, President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo announced in her State of the Nation Address (SONA) that the Metro Manila Skyway will be extended and link the missing segment from Bicutan to Alabang, also called the Metro Manila Skyway Phase 2. In the future, it will extend further to the North Luzon Expressway via Manila and Caloocan City. The road widening in Filinvest Exit, its future exit, Putatan Temporary Exit Ramp (near Shell Southbound – Muntinlupa) is now almost complete (See South Luzon Expressway). Initially, the construction of the Phase 2 and painting of the posts was started at the San Martin de Porres Temporary Exit Ramp. Now, the construction of the Phase 2 is the further rotation of beams and placing girders since after the pillar construction reached Alabang, but it is expected to be complete by May 2011. The completion of Bicutan to Sucat section of the elevated toll road, including the slip ramps and opening to traffic is on December 2010. The construction is part of the South Luzon Expressway's Expansion and Upgrading Project of the Philippine Government.
When Phase 2 is complete, the San Martin de Porres Temporary Exit will be removed so the vehicles will exit in Sucat and Alabang, as its exits, going to the South Luzon Expressway.
The PNCC Skyway Corporation awarded the FF Cruz Construction Corporation as the main contractor responsible for the Phase 2 Project. Unfortunately, due to delays of pillar construction, DMCI is now the main contractor for Phase 2 which replaced FF Cruz since March 2009.
Stage 2 opened on April 6, 2011
Skyway Stage 3 will extend the Skyway northwards and link the missing segment from Gil Puyat (Buendia) to Mindanao Avenue and Balintawak. It will be connected to North Luzon Expressway. This stage is currently under finalization. Currently, the government has reportedly accepted two proposals one from Metro Pacific Tollways Development Corp. (MPTDC which is a subsidiary of Metro Pacific Tollways Corp. (MPTC), that runs NLEX and SCTEX, to build the 13.24-kilometer road which mostly of its right-of-way is via the Street of the C-2 Road & Juan Luna connecting Skyway from NLEX via Mindanao Avenue. And the other is from Citra Metro Manila Tollways Corporation (CMMTC), which runs the Skyway and STAR Tollway, to build their version from Skyway Buendia to NLEx Balintawak which will run through several major thoroughfares along Metro Manila namely Quirino Avenue, A.H. Lacson Avenue, Ramon Magsaysay Avenue, G. Araneta/Sgt. Rivera Avenue, and A. Bonifacio Avenue.
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