Taguig, Philippines – The Cavitex Infrastructure Corporation (CIC), together with joint venture partner Philippine Reclamation Authority (PRA) will open the first 2.2 Km section of their 7.7 km. CAVITEX C5 Lin on Tuesday, July 23. The 2.2 Km section (C5 Link Flyover) will connect C5 to Merville, Pasay City and Sucat, Paranaque.
This was announced today by DPWH Secretary Mark Villar following a final construction inspection held earlier together with officials of CIC. Upon completion of the C5 South Link, the urban expressway will provide motorists new routes when traversing the traffic choked corridors between Paranaque City, Las Piñas City, Pasay City and Taguig City in south Metro Manila.
Secretary Villar, who was instrumental in prioritizing the implementation of this critical flyover said, “Vehicular traffic spends about 1.5 hours just to cross from Villamor area in Pasay City to Taguig via Fort Bonifacio. On opening, this section will have three (3) lanes on each direction and will enable about 8,000 vehicles to easily cross in half that time.”
“We are committed to pursuing the completion of the remaining sections of the CAVITEX C5 Link under the Build! Build! Build! Program of the President”, added Sec. Villar.
The CAVITEX C5 Link Flyover project costing about P1.6 Billion will be an alternate route for commuters travelling between Fort Bonifacio, C.P. Garcia (C5), Taguig City, Parañaque City, Las Piñas City and Pasay City. It will directly cross over, from C5, the Metro Manila Skyway (at-grade) and the South Luzon Expressway, to Merville and Sucat.
Upon opening, it is expected to divert vehicular traffic from the often-gridlocked Sales interchange near Villamor Airbase and ease congestion on both SLEX East and West Service Roads as well as EDSA
For his part, CIC President Roberto V. Bontia said, “We are on our final touches for this segment. Ultimately, we foresee that the CAVITEX C5 Link will benefit about 50,000 vehicles daily and will afford commuters the expressway experience south of Metro Manila from our Parañaque Toll Plaza to C5 in Taguig City. We intend to start construction of the next 2.1 km section from Merville to Sucat, Las Piñas City by 4th Quarter of this year.”
The CAVITEX C5 Link Flyover is the second PPP toll road delivered by CIC’s parent company Metro Pacific Tollways Corporation (MPTC) this year following the successful completion of the NLEX Harbor Link Seg. 10 last February 2019.
Aside from the CAVITEX and Cavite-Laguna Expressway (CALAX) network in the South of Manila, MPTC’s portfolio includes the concessions for the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX), the Subic-Clark Tarlac Expressway (SCTEX), the NLEX Connector Road, and the Cebu-Cordova Link Expressway (CCLEX) in Cebu.