Taguig, Philippines – The construction of the 7.7-kilometer, six-lane CAVITEX C5 Link, which will connect C-5 road to the Manila-Cavite Toll Expressway (CAVITEX) is in full swing. Since it started in April 2017, Segment 3A1, that will connect Taguig to Merville Paranaque is now at 87% completion. The attained progress is comprised of all the sub-structures that will support the expressway’s elevated portions and the viaduct that crosses the at grade portion of the skyway and SLEX.
“This segment is an important portion of the C5 South Link project, once completed motorists using C5 can easily cross to Merville, Paranaque City with no trouble at all and will help decongest about 5,000 cars just for this segment alone. Imagine when the whole stretch of C5 South Link is finished, a total of 50,000 cars daily will experience ease of travel.” Said Villar.
“The C5-Southlink Expressway will soon benefit motorists coming from Cavite, Las Piñas and parts of Parañaque by having a direct access to and from C5-Taguig. When it connects to CAVITEX, it will eventually provide a seamless connection to the 45-kilometer Cavite-Laguna Expressway (CALAX) which is also under construction.” Said Bobby Bontia, President and General Manager of CAVITEX Infrastructure Corporation (CIC) a concession company under the Metro Pacific Tollways Corporation.
This 10B project would bring about benefits to about 50,000 vehicles decongesting Sales Road and EDSA when it starts commercial operations. Additionally, travelers from Paranaque, Las Piñas and Cavite will experience a shorter commute, their usual hour and a half drive will just be under 20minutes by allowing them to directly cross over the Skyway at grade and SLEX to C5 Taguig City.
MPTC is a subsidiary of Metro Pacific Investments Corporation (MPIC). Aside from the CAVITEX-CALAX network of toll roads, MPTC operates the NLEX, SCTEX, and Cebu-Cordova Link Expressway in the Visayas Region.