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Re: Philippine expressway system
« Reply #300 on: November 15, 2020, 09:28:32 PM »

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« Reply #301 on: November 16, 2020, 10:35:08 AM »

Earlier in the thread, I posted a map of a proposal to connect Skyway Stage 3 with the planned New Manila International Airport.




Looks like this is now officially in consideration, from this link I found on the Skyway thread at Skyscrapercity:
https://www.philstar.com/business/2020/11/16/2057074/smc-build-roads-rail-system-bulacan-airport?fbclid=IwAR0jbcXGrj0-fUCgchS0K0rt10I5odTIvqQUkKVyrMCXlfxuSEZC1xU_uoE
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SMC’s airport development plan includes an eight-kilometer airport toll road that will connect the airport to the North Luzon Expressway and link it to the recently-completed 18-kilometer Skyway Stage 3 going to the South Luzon Expressway.

In a recent meeting with LGUs in Bulacan, SMC said it also presented several proposed road expressway projects such as the NMIA Airport Expressway, Integrated Airport Toll Expressway Network-Northern Access Link, Integrated Airport Toll Expressway Network-Southern Access Link, Integrated Airport Toll Expressway Network-Central Access Link, East Metro Manila Expressway, Northeast Airport Expressway, Calamba-San Pedro Expressway, Bulacan-Tarlac Expressway, Bataan-Bulacan Expressway,  Skyway Stage 3-R10 NMIA Expressway, MRT 7 Road, and NMIA Expressway MRT 7 (Road Spur Access).


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Re: Philippine expressway system
« Reply #302 on: November 17, 2020, 12:28:20 AM »

New photos on Pinoy Joyride FB page of the Nagtahan offramp from Skyway Stage 3 in Manila, under construction.  This links the existing highway segment to Malacanang Park where the presidential residence is located, and also to the Sampaloc district (aka the University Belt) via Mabini Bridge.

https://www.facebook.com/pinoyjoyride/posts/4041953649153380?__cft__[0]=AZXNUQYlXvLbX-z4DPmqUNrqbds0HYftNSYPRm7QfOH39Q6tCgNoyO5t5YKB8HL1ypo0jYo3wQDRgnvKZmp8dC2WwQNJIlDmD8ZfJRr8r6cJ4-uFyZaNuAm7rjQpwN3k9Tkyq4ohRv-sjO5R_uXnRWV4&__tn__=%2CO%2CP-R

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« Reply #303 on: November 17, 2020, 10:14:27 AM »

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« Reply #304 on: November 18, 2020, 01:55:12 AM »

Asphalt laying for Skyway Stage 3 has now made it as far north as the Balintawak Cloverleaf area!  (Photo via Pinoy Joyride)

https://www.facebook.com/pinoyjoyride/photos/a.1044498782232230/4045114958837249/

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Re: Philippine expressway system
« Reply #309 on: November 19, 2020, 05:29:38 AM »

2019 map showing some of the proposed expressway alignments connecting New Manila International Airport to the existing road network:

https://www.facebook.com/nmiamnl/photos/a.307523496493023/488700828375288/

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Re: Philippine expressway system
« Reply #310 on: November 19, 2020, 11:50:14 AM »






Dang that Double Decker Freeway of Manila Skyway reminds me of the old CA-480, Central Freeway and Cypress Freeway in the Bay Area. I understand why Manila needed more freeways and its in relation to decentralizing the Philippine economy but I hope the Manila Skyway does not face the same issues that got the Cypress Freeway to fall down in 1989 due to the Loma Prieta Quake. Also Manila has the West Valley Fault its been described as the Hayward fault of Luzon given that the Manila Area is built within proximity to this fault and is on top of Manila Bay mud. 
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« Reply #311 on: November 19, 2020, 02:37:17 PM »


Dang that Double Decker Freeway of Manila Skyway reminds me of the old CA-480, Central Freeway and Cypress Freeway in the Bay Area.

The segment is not very long (about 1-1.5 miles between Tomas Claudio Street/future NLEX Connector junction and the San Juan area) and reminds me more of the 280 extension between US 101 and Cesar Chavez (Army) Street in SF, which survived the 1989 earthquake and reopened in 1994.

Having said that, here are some quotes as to how earthquake-resistant the Skyway Stage 3 design is:

2014 -
https://www.manilatimes.net/2014/02/23/news/top-stories/skyway3-to-withstand-powerful-earthquakes/77938/
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THE contractor of the Skyway Stage 3 on Sunday assured motorists that the elevated highway will be resilient to strong earthquakes because it adheres to international standards.

Ana Gamboa, public information officer for the Skyway3, said the final engineering design of the project has been duly approved by concerned government agencies such as the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH).

“We can’t start the construction of the project if we don’t have the design approved by concerned government agencies,” said Gamboa during the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA’s) weekly radio program on Sunday.

2019 (after the Buendia-Plaza Dilao stretch opened) -
https://www.pna.gov.ph/articles/1074221
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The soon-to-open stretch of the SS3 will only be open to light vehicles, with no plans yet of opening the skyway to cargo trucks and other heavy vehicles.

The public works chief also said the project was seismic rated, built to resist earthquakes.

“Our projection was it could withstand (a quake of) up to (magnitude) 8,” Villar said.

The Metro Manila Skyway Stage 3 project spans three cities, Makati, Manila, and Quezon City. It is an 18.68-km. elevated expressway stretched over Metro Manila from Buendia, Makati City to Balintawak, Quezon City.
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Re: Philippine expressway system
« Reply #312 on: November 19, 2020, 07:43:05 PM »

Here is another freeway under construction the Metro Cebu Expressway. This Freeway is supposed to be part of a nationwide effort to "Decentralize Manila" such as getting jobs to move out of Manila to other parts of the Philippines such as Clark, Cebu and Davao most notably.

https://www.philstar.com/business/2019/06/26/1929484/decongesting-metro-manila

https://opinion.inquirer.net/104945/forgotten-ways-decongesting-metro-manila#:~:text=Notable%20among%20these%20are%20those%20focused%20on%20decongesting,East%20%28NLEE%29%20connecting%20the%20metropolis%20to%20Nueva%20Ecija.

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Re: Philippine expressway system
« Reply #314 on: November 20, 2020, 10:54:46 AM »


SAMSUNG-SM-G930A


Batangas Province is where the construction is taking place.
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Re: Philippine expressway system
« Reply #315 on: November 20, 2020, 03:27:40 PM »

More roadway proposals in Metro Manila from the NLEX folks.  Most important from this though is the map from the article:
https://www.facebook.com/abscbnNEWS/posts/10159002996995168



From the article, it looks like the NLEX-CAVITEX Port Link Expressway (along the Roxas/R-10 corridor) and the long-standing C-5 expressway upgrade project (along with NLEX Section 8.2/Mindanao Avenue Extension) are part of a proposed urban ring route that encircles Manila and Quezon City.

(So if everything happens as planned, Metro Manila will have gone from zero north-south freeway routes between Makati and Balintawak (1960s to 2019), to one by late 2020 (Skyway Stage 3), two by late 2021/early 2022 (Skyway + NLEX Connector) and then up to five by the later half of the decade (NLEX-Cavitex along Roxas, NLEX Connector, Skyway, C-5, Southeast Metro Manila Expressway/C-6)!


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« Reply #317 on: November 21, 2020, 02:33:47 AM »

Construction works for the southern Skyway extension (from Alabang to Susana Heights) temporarily halted due to a fatal girder collapse after a crane hit it in the wrong spot. Completion date now moved from December to February
https://twitter.com/i/web/status/1330013328416993280
https://twitter.com/i/web/status/1330015192525127683


Video of the girder crashing down onto the frontage road:
https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=414537782922146
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