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CALAx 5km Silang to Tagaytay Interchange subsection opens

  • The Cavite-Laguna Expressway subsection 5 from Silang East Interchange to Sta Rosa-Tagaytay Interchange in Cavite is now open
  • The 5.14km subsection will cater to around 5,000 motorists daily, adding to the roughly 10,000 users of the already opened CALAx subsections 6, 7, and 8 from Sta. Rosa to Mamplasan
  • Concessionaire MPCALA Holdings is fast tracking construction of other subsections
  • Once fully complete, the entire 45-km CALAx will reduce travel time between CAVITEX and SLEX to 45 minutes

The Cavite-Laguna Expressway (CALAx) subsection 5 from Silang East Interchange to Sta Rosa-Tagaytay Interchange in Cavite is now open.

The 5.14-kilometer subsection will cater to around 5,000 motorists daily, adding to the roughly 10,000 users of the already opened CALAx subsections 6, 7, and 8 from Sta. Rosa to Mamplasan, Public Works Secretary Mark Villar said in a statement.

Construction of other subsections is also being fast tracked by concessionaire MPCALA Holdings, Inc, he said.

Once fully complete, the entire 45-km CALAx connecting Manila-Cavite Expressway (CAVITEX) in Kawit, Cavite and South Luzon Expressway (SLEX)-Mamplasan Interchange in Biñan, Laguna will reduce travel time between CAVITEX and SLEX to only 45 minutes, reducing traffic congestion particularly in Governor’s Drive, Aguinaldo Highway and Sta. Rosa-Tagaytay Road. CALAx is seen to support national development policy and provide efficient transport facilities for the economic zones in Cavite and Laguna.

The P35.68-billion CALAx began construction in July 2017. It is a tolled four-lane expressway with interchanges in eight locations: Kawit, Imus Open Canal, Governor’s Drive, Aguinaldo Highway, Silang, Sta. Rosa-Tagaytay, Laguna Boulevard and Technopark, with a toll barrier before SLEX.

The project has two segments: Laguna, a 10.7-km stretch between Mamplasan Entryand Santa Rosa-Tagaytay Interchange; and Cavite that spans 35 km from Kawit, Cavite and traverses the Imus Open Canal, Governor’s Drive, Dasmariñas, Aguinaldo Highway and Silang.

READ: CALAX Laguna interchanges now open

The Laguna segment became fully operational in February 2020 while Cavite is eyed for completion by 2022.

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