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CALAX expected to serve 5K motorists daily, decongest traffic

May 1, 2021 Jun I. Legaspi 533 views

MPCALA Holdings Inc., a subsidiary of the Metro Pacific Tollways Corporation announced the 93% completion of the Cavite-Laguna Expressway (CALAX) Subsection 5 that is targeted to be opened to motorists in the third quarter of 2021. Subsection 5 is a 7.2km, 2×2 lane expressway linking Sta. Rosa-Tagaytay Interchange to Silang East Interchange.

“Once operational, we expect CALAX to serve around 5,000 motorists daily, thereby helping decongest traffic along Governor’s Drive, Aguinaldo Highway, and Sta. Rosa-Tagaytay Road. It is also expected to help accelerate economic progress in Laguna and Cavite as it connects the two provinces of Region IV-A”. said MPCALA Holdings, President and General Manager, Roberto V. Bontia, during video conferencing with the reporters.

As of date, toll structures of the upcoming Silang East interchange are already erected while other miscellaneous works including construction of drainage system, and installation of expressways road and safety features (road lights, guard rails, barriers, etc,) remains on track.

Bontia also pointed out that MPCALA is fully complying with the DPWH and COVID-19 Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) health guidelines for the safety and protection of all its workers.

Upon completion, CALAX will span 45-kilometers with eight interchanges at the following locations: Kawit, Governor’s Drive, Open Canal, Silang (Aguinaldo) Highway, Silang East, Santa Rosa-Tagaytay, Laguna Boulevard, and Laguna Technopark. It shall serve about 45,000 vehicles while cutting travel time between Cavite and Laguna from 2 hours to under an hour.

MPTC holds the concession rights for the CALAX, Cavitex, C-5 Link Expressway, North Luzon Expressway (NLEX), NLEX Connector Road, Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway (SCTEX), and Cebu-Cordova Link Expressway (CCLEX) in Cebu.