South Luzon Expressway

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South Luzon Expressway
South Superhighway
President Sergio Osmeña Sr. Highway[1]
Dr. Jose P. Rizal Highway[2]
Map of expressways in Luzon, with the South Luzon Expressway in orange
Route information
Part of AH26
Maintained by Department of Public Works and Highways and Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (Osmeña Highway/South Superhighway), Skyway Operations and Maintenance Corporation (Skyway At-Grade), and Manila Toll Expressway Systems, Inc. (South Luzon Tollway/SLEx Main/ACTEx)
Length51 km (32 mi)
Existed1969–present
Component
highways
RestrictionsSouth of Sales Interchange:
Major junctions
North end N140 (Quirino Avenue) in Paco, Manila
 
South end E2 (STAR Tollway) in Santo Tomas, Batangas
Location
ProvincesMetro Manila, Laguna, Cavite, Batangas
Major citiesManila, Makati, Pasay, Taguig, Parañaque, Muntinlupa, San Pedro, Biñan, Santa Rosa, Cabuyao, Calamba, Santo Tomas
TownsCarmona
Highway system
  • Roads in the Philippines

The South Luzon Expressway (SLE or SLEx),[a] formerly known as the South Superhighway (SSH), Manila South Diversion Road (MSDR), and Manila South Expressway (MSEx), is a network of two expressways that connects Metro Manila to the provinces of the Calabarzon region in the Philippines. The first expressway is the Skyway, operated jointly by the Skyway Operation and Management Corporation (SOMCO) and Citra Metro Manila Tollways Corporation (CMMTC). The second expressway, the South Luzon Tollway or Alabang–Calamba–Santo Tomas Expressway (ACTEx), is jointly operated by the South Luzon Tollway Corporation, a joint venture of the Philippine National Construction Corporation and the San Miguel Corporation-backed PT Citra Marga Nusaphala Persada Tbk group of Indonesia (the group where MTD Capital Berhad, the original partner, sold their shares) via the Manila Toll Expressway Systems, Inc. (MATES).

The expressway is a component of Expressway 2 (E2) of the Philippine expressway network and Radial Road 3 (R-3) of Manila's arterial road network. It starts in Manila's Paco district at Quirino Avenue and passes through the following cities and municipalities: Makati, Pasay, Parañaque, Taguig and Muntinlupa in Metro Manila, San Pedro and Biñan in Laguna, Carmona in Cavite, then transverses again to Biñan, Santa Rosa, Cabuyao and Calamba in Laguna, and ends at Santo Tomas in Batangas. The segment of the expressway from Magallanes Interchange to Calamba Exit is part of Asian Highway 26 (AH26) of the Asian highway network.

In 2006, the South Luzon Tollway segment underwent rehabilitation through the SLEx Upgrading and Rehabilitation Project, which rehabilitates and expands the Alabang Viaduct as well as the road from Alabang to Calamba, and eventually connect the expressway to the Southern Tagalog Arterial Road in Santo Tomas, Batangas.

Route description[edit]

South Luzon Expressway looking northbound from Bilibid Overpass (north of Susana Heights Exit) in Muntinlupa

Since 2010, the South Luzon Expressway network cuts southwards from Manila up to the provinces of Laguna, Cavite, and Batangas. Future plans call for the extension of the expressway to Quezon. It is composed of the Metro Manila Skyway System and the South Luzon Tollway/Alabang-Calamba-Santo Tomas Expressway, which contains portions of the Pres. Sergio Osmeña Sr. Highway and Dr. Jose P. Rizal Highway. A short portion of the expressway between Magallanes and Nichols is built at-grade. Various high voltage overhead power lines, most notably the Paco-Muntinlupa segment of Sucat–Araneta–Balintawak and Bay–Biñan transmission lines of National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) from Quirino Avenue to Maricaban Creek, Carmona to Calamba exits, and near Purok 2 Makiling overpass to Siam-Siam bridge, utilize a significant portion of the expressway route as the densely populated areas hinder acquisition of dedicated right of way.

Pres. Sergio Osmeña Sr. Highway/South Superhighway[edit]

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  • President Sergio Osmeña Sr. Highway
  • Osmeña Highway
  • South Superhighway
LocationManila – Makati
Pres. Sergio Osmeña Sr. Highway segment of SLEx in Magallanes, Makati just south of Magallanes Interchange.

The Pres. Sergio Osmeña Sr. Highway segment starts from an intersection at Quirino Avenue in Paco, Manila and goes straight to Alabang in Muntinlupa. The part of Osmeña Highway which passes through Manila, Makati, Pasay, and Taguig is toll-free; upon reaching the Nichols Toll Plaza, the tolled expressway begins. Heading southward, the expressway has exits towards Merville and C-5 Road in Pasay, Bicutan in Parañaque, and Sucat, Alabang, and Filinvest in Muntinlupa. This segment was formerly known as South Superhighway before Republic Act 6760 was passed, naming it after former President Sergio Osmeña.[1] Most of Osmeña Highway parallels the PNR Metro South Commuter Line.

Osmeña Highway starts at the traffic light with Quirino Avenue. It then crosses San Andres Street, Ocampo (Vito Cruz) Street, and Zobel Roxas Street. The highway climbs over to pass above Gil Puyat Avenue through the Buendia Flyover, with service roads to serve that avenue and several side streets. The first stage of Skyway starts on the ramps past Buendia Flyover. Osmeña Highway crosses over Arnaiz Avenue, and soon crosses over EDSA at the Magallanes Interchange. The concurrency with the Pan-Philippine Highway starts at that interchange. Past Magallanes Interchange, the highway features 5 lanes, with 1 lane designated as motorcycle lanes until it comes near Nichols Interchange, where the toll road starts. Past the Sales Interchange, motorcycles below 400cc are prohibited from using the tolled expressway.

The part of Osmeña Highway north of Magallanes Interchange is maintained by the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) through the South Manila District Engineering Office, and the portion south is maintained by the Skyway Operations and Management Company. The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has jurisdiction also of both segments, and maintains motorcycle lanes up to Nichols.

Skyway At-Grade (Nichols–Alabang)[edit]

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Skyway At-grade
LocationMakati – Muntinlupa
South Luzon Expressway and Skyway near Villamor Airbase at the Pasay-Taguig boundary.

From Nichols, past the Sales Interchange, Osmeña Highway becomes the tolled at-grade Skyway. It includes service roads on either side up to Alabang. The expressway and its service roads run through the Pasay-Taguig boundary up to the C-5 Exit. Parallel to the highway, the PNR Metro South Commuter Line also runs between the at-grade and elevated Skyway segments until it passes the C-5 Exit. Past C-5, the two expressways follow the same alignment, one running above the other. They slightly curve and pass over Bicutan before running in a straight line, past the Sucat Exit and Dr. Santos Avenue, until they reach the Alabang Viaduct. The Osmeña Highway continues its straight line southward as it enters Muntinlupa, passing over barangays Sucat, Buli, and Cupang, before approaching Alabang, while the elevated Skyway curves westward and descends toward Alabang-Zapote Road. Alabang Exit was the terminus of the Osmeña Highway from 1969 to 1976, before the Alabang Viaduct was built and the expressway extended to Calamba. It is also the site of the former Alabang Toll Barrier prior to the split of the entire SLEX into two concessions, namely the Skyway System and SLTC-SLEX (formerly PNCC-SLEX). It climbs over the National Highway (National Road or officially Manila South Road) through the Alabang Viaduct, before it descends and becomes the Alabang-Calamba-Santo Tomas Expressway (ACTEx) or SLEX Main.

Dr. Jose P. Rizal Highway[edit]

From Kilometer 28.387 at San Pedro, Laguna southwards,[2] the Dr. Jose P. Rizal Highway segment runs through the province of Laguna, as well as a segment of Carmona at Cavite province before continuing back to Laguna from Biñan towards the exit at Calamba through the Maharlika Highway. The highway was also part of the Osmeña Highway until 1992, when R.A. 6760 was amended, which named the segment after the Philippine national hero and Laguna native, Dr. José Rizal.[2] The road starting from Alabang Viaduct in Muntinlupa up to Santo Tomas, Batangas forms the South Luzon Tollway, handled by the South Luzon Tollway Corporation, a joint venture of the Philippine National Construction Corporation and the SMC-backed Citra group of Indonesia.[3]

SLEX Main, Alabang-Calamba-Santo Tomas Expressway/South Luzon Tollway[edit]

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  • South Luzon Expressway Main (SLEX Main)
  • Alabang–Calamba–Sto. Tomas Expressway (ACTEX)
  • South Luzon Tollway (SLT)
LocationMuntinlupa – Santo Tomas, Batangas

SLEX Main, South Luzon Tollway (SLT), or Alabang–Calamba–Sto. Tomas Expressway (ACTEX) are the alternate name for the part of the R-3 held by South Luzon Tollway Corporation. The ACTEx name refers to the segment of the two SLEX concessions from Alabang Exit in Muntinlupa up to Santo Tomas Exit in Santo Tomas, Batangas.

South Luzon Expressway in Carmona.

SLEX Main/ACTEX starts past Filinvest Exit (Exit 23), with two to four lanes per direction and mostly paralleling the four-lane National Highway over Muntinlupa and northwestern Laguna.[4] The road slightly curves over barangays Bayanan and Putatan on Muntinlupa. The expressway's first service area, Tollway Plaza, having a Shell gas station, and several restaurants such as Jollibee, KFC, Greenwich, Burger King, among others, is also located at this segment. Also located between Filinvest and Susana Heights Exits are the future southern ends of Skyway Muntinlupa Extension, currently under construction; the northbound on-ramp is to be built few meters north of Susana Heights Exit, while the southbound off-ramp is to be built about a kilometer south of Filinvest Exit.[5] Past that service area, South Luzon Expressway mostly follows a straight course, passing the interchange serving Muntinlupa–Cavite Expressway, Susana Heights Subdivision, the National Highway, and barangays Poblacion and Tunasan in Muntinlupa.

It soon enters Laguna at San Pedro, continuing as a straight roadway lined with billboards and passing through the city's residential and industrial areas before curving and ascending past the Petron and Caltex service areas to clear San Vicente Road, the disused spur of the PNR South Main Line towards General Mariano Alvarez, Cavite, and Pacita Avenue. South Luzon Expressway soon enters Biñan, passing near Southwoods City, Barangay San Francisco (Halang), and Splash Island, before entering Carmona, Cavite. It passes through Carmona in about one kilometer, with an exit to serve the town proper, before re-entering Biñan at Santo Tomas Bridge. The first route marker for AH26 is found at this segment. Returning to Binan, the road runs straight over Barangay Santo Tomas (Calabuso) and enters Barangay Mamplasan, with an exit to serve the Laguna International Industrial Park, several residential communities such as Brentville and Jubilation, and the new Cavite–Laguna Expressway. A Caltex service area is on the southbound lane past Mamplasan. It soon enters Santa Rosa, Laguna on a straight route, mostly lined with trees. It intersects Santa Rosa–Tagaytay Road to Santa Rosa city proper and Tagaytay through a partial cloverleaf interchange. South Luzon Expressway reduces into 3 lanes, having guard rails as the median divider. The road passes near Enchanted Kingdom and Eton City and is within the limits of barangays Pulong Santa Cruz and Malitlit. A Total service area lies on the northbound lanes of the expressway.

South Luzon Expressway enters Cabuyao, passing near Malayan Colleges Laguna (formerly the location of the warehouses owned by the defunct Uniwide Sales Inc.) and Santa Elena Golf and Country Club. It crosses the San Cristobal River and enters Calamba, going in a straight route until the Calamba Exit. South of the river, two Petron service stations could be found on opposite sides of the road. The road then approaches the Calamba toll plaza, widening to 18 lanes (including the lanes on the second southbound toll plaza and the northbound lanes), before returning to 3 lanes per direction. It passes through barangays Mayapa, Batino, and Prinza before approaching Calamba Exit. At Calamba Exit, AH26 leaves the expressway and follows again the Maharlika Highway. Calamba Exit was the former terminus of the South Luzon Expressway from 1976 to 2010, when the expressway was extended to connect with STAR Tollway and bypass the congested Maharlika Highway over Turbina.

Calamba–Santo Tomas segment of SLEX looking south towards STAR Tollway

Past Calamba Exit, the expressway narrows to 2 lanes per direction, with no exits. South Luzon Expressway, also called the Alabang-Calamba-Santo Tomas Expressway, follows a curved route paralleling the Pan-Philippine Highway (Maharlika Highway) from Calamba to Santo Tomas, Batangas. It clears another disused spur of the PNR South Main Line towards Batangas City, approaches the Ayala Greenfield Estate toll plaza, continues over barangays Saimsim and Makiling, and then enters Batangas on Siam-siam Bridge. A few meters north of the Laguna–Batangas border is the location where the future Toll Road 4 will branch off. The expressway then curves and clears the same disused PNR spur to Batangas City before it ends at kilometer 57.2, continuing toward Batangas City as the STAR Tollway. However, the kilometer count of the next expressway after the Santo Tomas exit starts at kilometer 60.

History[edit]

SLEX near the original Alabang Toll Plaza, in 1976.

South Luzon Expressway was originally built during the late 1960s as South Diversion Road or South Superhighway as newer roads used to travel from and to Manila.[6] South Superhighway was referred to as the Manila to Alabang segments that started in 1967 and was completed on December 16, 1969.

In 1976, the expressway was extended by another 29 kilometers (18 mi) from Alabang up to Calamba, Laguna. The project included the 850-meter (0.53 mi) long viaduct which crosses over Alabang and is called Alabang Viaduct. This later on became the boundary when the PNCC decided to split SLEX into two concessions which renamed the Nichols to Alabang segment as the South Metro Manila Skyway System while the Alabang to Santo Tomas segment retained the South Luzon Expressway concession branding.[7]

Rehabilitation and opening of connection with STAR Tollway[edit]

SLEx-Calamba segment in 2007, prior to the rehabilitation work completion.

Prior to rehabilitation, the South Luzon Expressway was mostly an expressway with a grass median, and 2 lanes per direction from Alabang to Calamba. Rehabilitation work started in 2006, with heavy traffic brought by construction work. Alabang Viaduct was widened to 4 lanes per direction, and the construction of Skyway Stage 2 caused traffic disruptions on the Bicutan-Alabang segment (though mitigated by the use of the sosrobahu method to build and position the bridge piers). Rehabilitation work was finished in 2009, and the Alabang-Calamba segment was expanded to 3 to 4 lanes.

In 2010, an extension of the expressway, named Alabang-Calamba-Santo Tomas Expressway or ACTEx was opened, eventually connecting South Luzon Expressway to the STAR Tollway.

Future[edit]

Toll Road 4[edit]

SLEX Toll Road 4
LocationCalamba, Laguna – Lucena, Quezon
Length66.74 km (41.47 mi)

The SLEX Toll Road 4, also referred to as Toll Road 4 (or simply TR4), is a 66.74-kilometer (41.47 mi)[8] extension of South Luzon Expressway from Calamba (near its boundary with Santo Tomas, Batangas) to Lucena. Construction will be divided into five segments, with one additional extension to Mayao in Lucena on the revised project outline.[9][10] The extension project is implemented by the Toll Regulatory Board and will be operated by the South Luzon Tollway Corporation (SLTC). The extension would decongest the existing national road between Santo Tomas and Lucena, and provide a modern alternate route for travellers from Quezon to the Bicol Region. Right of way has been acquired for the first three segments between Santo Tomas and Tiaong, and ongoing for the remainder between Tiaong, Candelaria, and Tayabas. Right of way acquisition is ongoing as of 2019, and the groundbreaking ceremony was held on March 26, 2019, alongside the beginning of construction.[11] The future expressway will start near the Ayala Greenfield Estate toll plaza in Calamba rather than in Santo Tomas after various project alignment revisions due to right-of-way issues.

Toll Road 5[edit]

SLEX Toll Road 5
LocationLucena, Quezon – Matnog, Sorsogon
Length420 km (260 mi)

The SLEX Toll Road 5, will be the extension of South Luzon Expressway to Matnog, Sorsogon from Lucena. The total length of the extension would be 420 kilometers (260 mi). The extension hopes to decongest Andaya Highway and Pan-Philippine Highway, cut travel time from Manila to Naga by 2 to 3 hours, and to Matnog by 6 hours, and soon to be built by Manila Toll Expressway Systems Inc., a company partly owned (40%) by the Philippine National Construction Corporation, the rest shared equally by the local firm Alloy Manila Expressway Inc. and the SMC-backed Citra Group of Indonesia which bought the shares formerly owned by the MTD Capital Berhad of Malaysia. On June 29, 2020, The Toll Regulatory Board issued a resolution to declare this project a Toll Road upon the request of, and based on the proposal submitted by the joint venture (JV) of the Philippine National Construction Corporation (PNCC) and San Miguel Holdings Corporation (SMHC).[12] On August 25, 2020, San Miguel Corporation thru SLTC announced they will invest this project alongside the Pasig River Expressway with a cost of ₱122 billion in order to boost economy in the Luzon Island.[13]

Other future plans[edit]

Other planned expansion projects in the SMC-PNCC joint venture pipeline with connections to either SLEx and the Skyway system include:[14]

  1. the San Pedro–C6 Laguna Lake Road that will link SLEx from San Pedro, Laguna to C6 in Taguig;
  2. Skyway Stage 8 or Tanauan–Tagaytay Expressway, a 29-kilometer (18 mi) toll road;[15]
  3. Skyway Stage 7 that will connect Taguig to Commonwealth Avenue in Quezon City;
  4. Buendia Interchange and Ramp Extension to Macapagal Boulevard; and
  5. Skyway Stage 9 or Pasig River Alignment.

Technical specifications[edit]

  • Name: South Luzon Expressway
  • Concession Holder: Citra Metro Manila Tollways Corporation (Manila to Alabang), South Luzon Tollway Corporation (Alabang to Santo Tomas, Batangas)
  • Operator: Skyway Operations and Maintenance Corporation (Manila to Alabang), Manila Toll Expressway Systems (Alabang to Santo Tomas, Batangas)
  • Length: 60 kilometers (37 mi) (including the extension)
  • Concession starting date: PNCC: March 1977, SLTC: August 2006
  • Concession ending date: PNCC: March 2007, SLTC: March 2038
  • Highway exits: 23
  • Lanes: 6 (3 Lanes each direction) from Paco, Manila to Buendia, Makati; 12 (3 on both elevated and at-grade per direction) Buendia, Makati to Sucat, Muntinlupa; 10 (2 on the Elevated and 3 at-grade per direction) Sucat, Muntinlupa to Hillsborough, Muntinlupa; 8 (4 Lanes each direction) from Hillsborough, Muntinlupa to Santa Rosa; 6 (3 Lanes each direction) from Santa Rosa to Calamba; 4 (2 lanes each direction) from Calamba Exit to Santo Tomas
  • Toll plazas: 3
  • Rest and Service Areas: 8
  • Maximum Height Clearance on Underpasses: 4.27 meters (14.0 ft) (Nichols to Filinvest), 4.8 meters (16 ft) (Filinvest to Calamba), 5.1 meters (17 ft) (Calamba to Santo Tomas)

Toll[edit]

Calamba Toll Plaza
Nichols Toll Plaza (southbound), Pasay
Toll plazas of SLEX

South Luzon Expressway employs closed and barrier toll systems. Upon entry on the expressway, drivers get a ticket with a printed QR code that is surrendered on the exiting toll plaza. The process was previously done using cards with a magnetic strip. The toll fee is charged based on the kilometers travelled and vehicle class. However, in Calamba, Laguna, toll fees are not charged on exits between Calamba and Ayala Greenfield Estate toll plazas, such as the Canlubang, Batino, and Calamba Exits.

The expressway implements an electronic toll collection (ETC) system, the Autosweep RFID, using RFID technology, and the system formerly used "E-Pass", which uses transponder technology. The ETC system is shared by the Skyway, STAR Tollway, NAIAX, and TPLEX. ETC collection is done on dedicated lanes at the toll plaza, but also done on mixed toll lanes.

The toll rates by vehicle class are as follows:

Class Toll
Class 1
(Cars, Motorcycles, SUVs, Jeepneys)
₱3.37/km
Class 2
(Buses, Light Trucks)
₱6.74/km
Class 3
(Heavy Trucks)
₱10.11/km

Services[edit]

Service areas[edit]

Caltex service area in Mamplasan, Biñan, Laguna

The South Luzon Expressway currently has 8 service areas, with 4 on each direction. Most of the service areas occupy large land areas and have restaurants and retail space, with the exception of two service areas between Cabuyao and Silangan Exits, which are simply Petron gas stations, both opened in 2016, with no other shops other than a San Mig Food Ave convenience store and car repair services. The service areas also provide ETC reloading for Autosweep RFID users.

Location Kilometer Name Services Notes
Muntinlupa 24 Caltex SLEX Northbound Demolished in 2006 after a larger service area in San Pedro opened.
25 Shell SLEX Muntinlupa (Southbound) BPI ATM, Burger King, Cinnabon, Hen Lin, Jollibee, KFC, Select, Shell, Starbucks, Army Navy, Max's (formerly Sumoutori), UCPB ATM, Pancake House, Red Ribbon and Starbucks Coffee Southbound only. Originally called Tollway Plaza.
San Pedro, Laguna 28 Petron SLEX San Pedro (Southbound) Burger King, Chatime, Chowking, Jollibee, McDonald's, Petron, San Mig Food Ave, Starbucks, The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf Southbound only
Caltex SLEX San Pedro (Northbound) Caltex, Cinnabon, Hen Lin, KFC, McDonald's, Pancake House, 7-Eleven (formerly Star Mart), Starbucks Replaced Caltex service area in Muntinlupa on 2006
Biñan 35 Shell SLEX Mamplasan (Northbound) Army Navy, BPI ATM, Café France, Chowking, Fashion Rack Designer Outlet, Jollibee, Kenny Rogers Roasters, KFC, Levi's, Metrobank ATM, Macao Imperial Tea, Max's, Ministop, Nike Factory Outlet, North Park, Pizza Hut, Rai Rai Ken, Select, Shell, Sizzlin' Steak Northbound only. Outlet stores added in 2016.
37 Caltex SLEX Mamplasan (Southbound) Addy's Market, Army Navy, Brothers Burger, Caltex, Kenny Rogers Roasters, Km. 36 South Market, McDonald's, North Park, Seattle's Best Coffee, Shakey's, Sisa's Secret, Starbucks, Tokyo Tokyo, Yellow Cab Pizza Southbound only
Santa Rosa, Laguna 40 Total SLEX Sta. Rosa (Northbound) BPI ATM, Brothers Burger, Café Bonjour, Chowking, Jollibee, Krispy Kreme, Mang Inasal, Miniso, Tapa King, Total Northbound only
Calamba, Laguna 44 Petron KM 44 (Southbound) Petron, San Mig Food Ave Southbound only. Former Philippine National Construction Corporation field office.
Petron KM 44 (Northbound) Petron, San Mig Food Ave Northbound only. Former Philippine National Construction Corporation equipment storage.

Lay-bys[edit]

The South Luzon Expressway also has lay-bys, or emergency parking areas where motorists can stop for safety checks on their vehicles and other emergencies.

Exits and intersections[edit]

Exits and intersections are numbered by kilometer post, with Rizal Park in Manila designated as Kilometer 0. Exits are mostly named and numbered, but exit numbers appear only after Alabang Exit. There is a discrepancy with mileage, with Kilometer 24 being Kilometer 23 rather on the Manila Toll Expressway Systems (MATES) maintained segments of the expressway, although a Kilometer 23 already lies near Cupang, Muntinlupa. From Quirino Avenue to Magallanes Interchange, the expressway is an at-grade secondary national highway named Osmeña Highway, which is a component of National Route 145 (N145) of the Philippine highway network. No tolls are paid on Canlubang, Batino, and Calamba exits (exits 47, 49, and 50, respectively).

Osmeña Highway/South Superhighway[edit]

ProvinceCity/MunicipalitykmmiDestinationsNotes
Manila4.0902.541 N140 (Quirino Avenue)Traffic light intersection
SkywaySkyway-Quirino Exit. Northbound entrance only; partially opened.
4.6502.889San Andres StreetTraffic light intersection. No left turn allowed from either directions.
5.4303.374Pablo Ocampo StreetTraffic light intersection; one-way street
5.4903.411Zobel Roxas StreetTraffic light intersection; one-way street
MakatiSkywayBuendia Exit of Skyway Stage 3. Northbound exit and southbound entrance. The former was temporarily used as a northbound entrance prior to the partial opening of Stage 3's Buendia–Plaza Dilao segment.[16]
North end of Buendia Flyover
Emilia Street / Malugay StreetTraffic light intersection; no entry to Osmeña Highway from Emilia Street
N190 (Buendia Avenue)Traffic light intersection
Finlandia Street / Dela Rosa StreetTraffic light intersection; no left turn allowed from northbound and no right turn allowed from southbound
South end of Buendia Flyover
6.7504.194 E2 / AH26 (Skyway)Skyway-Buendia Exit. Southbound exit and northbound entrance.
7.3204.548Arnaiz AvenueTraffic light intersection; no right turn allowed from northbound and no left turn from southbound
7.8004.847Don Bosco StreetNorthbound access only; southbound access via U-turn slot under Magallanes Interchange
E2 / AH26 (Skyway)Skyway-Don Bosco Exit. Northbound entrance.
8.7105.412 N1 / AH26 (EDSA)Magallanes Interchange
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Expressway section[edit]

RegionProvinceCity/MunicipalitykmmiExitNameDestinationsNotes
Metro ManilaMakati74.3 N1 / AH26 (EDSA) – Cubao, Pasay, ManilaMagallanes Interchange. Start of AH26 overlap.
San Gregorio StreetSouthbound access only
Magallanes AvenueSouthbound access only
PasayTaguig boundary85.0 E2 / AH26 (Skyway)Skyway-Magallanes Exit. Southbound exit and northbound entrance.
Pasay95.6 N192 (Sales Road) / Lawton Avenue – Airport, Villamor Airbase, BGCSales Interchange
North end of expressway restrictions
106.2Nichols toll plaza A (electronic toll collection, cash payments; northbound only)
116.8MervilleC-5 Road Extension – MervilleSouthbound exit only
116.8Nichols toll plaza B (electronic toll collection, cash payments; southbound only)
PasayTaguig boundary116.8C-5 N11 (Carlos P. Garcia Avenue) – PasigNorthbound exit and southbound entrance
Parañaque148.7BicutanDoña Soledad Avenue – BicutanDiamond interchange
159.3SkywayNorthbound exit and southbound entrance; demolished after the completion of Skyway Stage 2
ParañaqueMuntinlupa boundary1811Sucat N63 (Dr. A. Santos Avenue) – Sucat, BF HomesDiamond interchange
Muntinlupa2012 E2 / AH26 (Skyway)Northbound exit and southbound entrance; referred to as Hillsborough by Skyway O&M Corporation (SOMCO) although there are no direction signs suggesting its name on both Skyway and SLEX
2314South Station South Station, Filinvest CitySouthbound exit only; considered as part of Alabang Exit on the toll matrix
2314Alabang N1 (Manila South Road) / N411 (Alabang-Zapote Road) / N142 (Montillano Street) – AlabangSouthbound exit and northbound entrance
Manila South Expressway: Alabang toll plaza (1969–1976; demolished)
North end of Alabang Viaduct
2314SkywayTemporary northbound exit and southbound entrance exclusively for light vehicles and Class 1 with RFID (for ETC), respectively, while Skyway Extension is under construction[17][18][19]
2314SkywayFuture permanent northbound exit to be built on the shoulder of Alabang Viaduct[20]
South end of Alabang Viaduct
231423FilinvestFilinvest CityTrumpet interchange. South end of Skyway maintenance. North end of Manila Toll Expressway Systems maintenance.
2314Alabang N1 (Manila South Road) – Alabang, BayananNorthbound exit and southbound entrance. Toll booths of southbound access moved to dedicated booths from the southbound entrance booths of Filinvest Exit.
2415SkywayFuture southbound entrance. Apparently part of the Skyway-Susana Heights Exit despite being located approximately 2 kilometers (1.2 mi) north of SLEX-Susana Heights Exit.[20]
2415Caltex service area (northbound) (demolished)
2516Shell service area (southbound)
2616SkywayFuture northbound exit. Future southern terminus of the Skyway Extension Project. Apparent location of Skyway's Susana Heights on-ramp based on the ongoing construction works.[5][20]
261626MCX / Susana Heights E2 (MCX) – Daang Hari
Susana Heights, Muntinlupa
Hybrid T interchange and trumpet interchange
CalabarzonLagunaSan Pedro271727San PedroSan Pedro, La MareaSouthbound exit and entrance only; future northbound access
2918Petron service area (southbound)
2918Caltex service area (northbound)
Biñan322031SouthwoodsSouthwoods City, BiñanPartial cloverleaf or folded diamond interchange
CaviteCarmona342133Carmona N65 (Governor's Drive) – Carmona, Dasmariñas, BiñanTrumpet interchange
LagunaBiñan3522Shell service area (northbound)
362236Greenfield City/Unilab (Mamplasan)CALAX, Greenfield City, Unilab, LIIP, SRITPartial cloverleaf or folded diamond interchange; exit leads to Mamplasan Roundabout towards CALAX
3723Caltex service area (southbound)
Santa Rosa382438Sta. Rosa N420 (Santa Rosa–Tagaytay Road) – Santa Rosa, Silang, TagaytayPartial cloverleaf or folded diamond interchange
4025Total (SLEX) service area (northbound)
412541Eton City (Malitlit)Eton City, ABI, Malitlit, Greenfield City, TagaytayDouble right-in and right-out interchange
Cabuyao432743CabuyaoPulo–Diezmo Road – Cabuyao, Sta. Elena CityPartial cloverleaf or folded diamond interchange
Calamba4427Petron Km. 44 SB (southbound)
4427Petron Km. 44 NB (northbound)
452845SilanganSilangan, Carmeltown, MamatidPartial cloverleaf or folded diamond interchange
4629Equus CityRight-in/right out exit still fenced
Calamba toll plaza A (electronic toll collection, cash payments; pass thru for northbound vehicles)
Calamba toll plaza B (electronic toll collection, cash payments; southbound only)
472947Canlubang (Mayapa)Mayapa–Canlubang Cadre RoadCanlubang, MayapaPartial cloverleaf or folded diamond interchange
493049BatinoBatino, CPIP, Tagaytay Highlands, Ciudad de CalambaSouthbound exit and entrance only
503150Calamba N1 / AH26 (Maharlika Highway) – Calamba, Real, Los BañosHalf diamond interchange (north half) & partial cloverleaf or folded diamond interchange (south half); south end of AH26 overlap
Ayala Greenfield Estate toll plaza SB (electronic toll collection, cash payments; southbound only)
Ayala Greenfield Estate toll plaza NB (electronic toll collection, cash payments; northbound only)
SLEX Toll Road 4Connection with the future SLEX Toll Road 4; interchange type not yet known
BatangasSanto Tomas57.235.5Sto. Tomas N1 / AH26 (Maharlika Highway) – Santo TomasPartial cloverleaf or folded diamond interchange; continues south as E2 (STAR Tollway)
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


Toll Road 4[edit]

ProvinceCity/MunicipalitykmmiExitNameDestinationsNotes
LagunaCalamba5534Santo Tomas E2 (SLEX) – Manila, Batangas CityConnection with the existing route of SLEx
BatangasSanto Tomas6641MakbanAlaminos, Bay, CalauanDiamond interchange;[21] This will also provide access to the MakBan Geothermal Plant
LagunaAlaminosNo major junctions
San Pablo7748San PabloSan PabloTrumpet interchange;[21] Connection to N1 / AH26 (Maharlika Highway) via 3-kilometer (1.9 mi) access road
QuezonTiaong8553Tiaong N1 / AH26 (Maharlika Highway) – Tiaong, Dolores, San AntonioDirectional T interchange;[21]
Candelaria10062Candelaria N1 / AH26 (Maharlika Highway) / N609 (Candelaria Bypass Road) – Candelaria, San JuanConnection via access road
Candelaria Spur road toll plaza (electronic toll collection, cash payments)
SariayaSariaya N1 / AH26 (Maharlika Highway) – SariayaConnection via access road
Tayabas11169TayabasCalumpang, TayabasTrumpet interchange[21]
LucenaLucena N1 / AH26 (Lucena Diversion Road) – Lucena
Mayao N1 / AH26 (Lucena Diversion Road) – Lucena, PagbilaoFuture eastern terminus and future SLEX Toll Road 5 connection to Matnog, Sorsogon
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi
  •       Unopened

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

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