July 07, 2021- Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) inspectorate led by Secretary Mark A. Villar, together with representatives from the Cavitex Infrastructure Corporation (CIC) inspected the progress of CAVITEX C5 Link Segments 2 and 3A2.
The inspection team went to CAVITEX to check on the progress of the ongoing construction of the CAVITEX C5 Link ramp. It is part of Segment 2 that is a 1.9km 2×3 lane portion that will soon connect CAVITEX R1 to Sucat, bypassing Sucat Road and Quirino Avenue. They also went to the construction site of Segment 3A2 which is a 1.6km 2×3 lane portion that will connect Merville to RSG Subdivision in Pasay. CAVITEX C5 Link is a segment of the Manila-Cavite Toll Expressway Project, a joint venture project of CIC and the Philippine Reclamation Authority.
“With the progress we have seen on-site today, we are optimistic that the CAVITEX C5 Link Segment will be completed as planned. We really look forward to the completion of this project because aside from helping decongest EDSA, Sales Road and other major thoroughfares, this expressway will help reduce the travel time of our motorists from CAVITEX to Makati and Taguig and vice versa by forty-five minutes”, said DPWH Secretary Mark Villar.
At present, CAVITEX C5 Link’s operational segment 3A1 from Merville to Taguig caters an average of 12,000 motorists daily, but upon completion of the whole 7.7 – kilometer segment, it will benefit around 50,000 motorists, particularly those coming from Taguig, Makati, Las Pinas, and Pasay.
“Together with CIC, we continue to double our efforts, all the while looking after the safety of the workers to ensure we complete Segment 3A2 by the first quarter of 2022 and Segment 2 by the third quarter, also of next year.” added Villar.
Aside from strictly adhering to the IATF guidelines on health and safety, CIC continues to provide shuttling services and complete PPES to its employees. It has also started its vaccination program to protect its personnel in the battle against COVID-19.
The CIC is a subsidiary of the Metro Pacific Tollways Corporation (MPTC). Aside from the CAVITEX and CALAX, 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.