Marcos leads CAVITEX Links groundbreaking

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Marcos leads CAVITEX Links groundbreaking
Photo from the Presidential Communications Office.
  • President Ferdinand Marcos, Jr. on June 21 led the groundbreaking ceremonies for key CAVITEX (Manila-Cavite Toll Expressway Project) projects: the CAVITEX-CALAX Link in Kawit, Cavite, and the CAVITEX C5 Link Segment 3B in Parañaque City
  • He also inaugurated the CAVITEX C5 Link Sucat Interchange
  • CAVITEX operator Philippine Reclamation Authority will suspend toll fee collection for all types of vehicles passing through the Manila-Cavite Toll Expressway in Taguig, Parañaque, Las Piñas, Bacoor, and Kawit for 30 days

President Ferdinand Marcos, Jr. on June 21 led the groundbreaking ceremonies for key CAVITEX (Manila-Cavite Toll Expressway Project) projects: the CAVITEX-CALAX Link in Kawit, Cavite, and the CAVITEX C5 Link Segment 3B in Parañaque City.

He also inaugurated the CAVITEX C5 Link Sucat Interchange.

The CAVITEX-CALAX Link, originating from Kawit, is a 1.2-kilometer connection that, despite its short length, is expected to have a substantial impact by improving road network connectivity from Kawit to CALABARZON.

“By establishing a direct connection to CALAX, we also ease the traffic congestion at the busy intersection of Tirona Highway and Centennial Road,” Marcos said.

“These three milestone projects bring to reality our promise to transform the lives of millions of Filipinos by systematically easing traffic flow in the greater Metro Manila,” Marcos said in his speech.

The President also introduced the CAVITEX C5 Link Expressway Segment 3B, a two-kilometer road connecting the Sucat Interchange to E. Rodriguez in C5 Road, Taguig City. Once completed, this segment is expected to reduce travel time from the CAVITEX R1 Expressway Section to SLEX/C5 Road from 40 minutes to just 10 minutes.

“So, it also marks the final step in completing the CAVITEX C5 Link Expressway, enhancing our transportation infrastructure network on behalf of countless motorists and passengers,” the President said.

Marcos also highlighted the newly completed CAVITEX C5 Link Sucat Interchange. “(We) just did a quick inaugural drive through the CAVITEX C5 Link Sucat Interchange. It is part of the newly completed CAVITEX C5 Link Expressway Segment 2,” he said.

The President noted the new interchange will significantly reduce travel time, providing a smooth and safe connection from CAVITEX R1 to Sucat in Parañaque City within five minutes.

Marcos said the new interchange marks “a dramatic improvement” from the usual one-hour travel time via existing public roads from Kawit, benefiting approximately 23,000 vehicles regularly and enhancing travel efficiency for motorists.

In a related development, the Philippine Reclamation Authority (PRA), the operator of CAVITEX, announced the suspension of toll fee collection for all types of vehicles passing through the Manila-Cavite Toll Expressway in Taguig, Parañaque, Las Piñas, Bacoor, and Kawit for 30 days.

Marcos welcomed the suspension, saying, “[We] thank the PRA for its initiative to help mitigate the impact of rising fuel costs to our motorists. I now count on our Toll Regulatory Board to ensure the benefit of the riding and the transport public.”

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