CALAX’ Silang East Exchange 93% complete
By: Emmie V. Abadilla, as seen on https://mb.com.ph/2021/05/01/calax-silang-east-exchange-93-complete/, May 1, 2021.
Cavite-Laguna Expressway (CALAX) Subsection 5, targeted to open to motorists in the third quarter of 2021, is 93 per cent complete, MPCALA Holdings Inc. Friday, (April 30) announced.
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, helping decongest traffic along Governor’s Drive, Aguinaldo Highway, and Sta. Rosa-Tagaytay Road,” explained MPCALA Holdings, President and General Manager, Roberto V. Bontia.
The tollway will likewise accelerate economic progress in Laguna and Cavite as it connects the two provinces of Region IV-A, he added.
At present, 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.
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 (8) 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.
MPCALA Holdings Inc.’s parent firm, Metro Pacific Tollways Corporation (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.