Since the C5 South Link toll road opened last July 22, motorists have had a faster, more convenient way of getting to and from Taguig to Pasay. At the same time, it has also helped decongest major chokepoints around the Metro during peak hours, particularly at the Sales Interchange and the East and West Service Roads.
For the past months, motorists have since been enjoying the road free of charge. However, those days will soon be over. Toll fees will be collected from motorists using the C5 South Link expressway later this month. The Toll Regulatory Board (TRB) recently approved the collection of toll for the 2.2-kilometer segment of the CAVITEX-C5 Link expressway starting October 24.
The toll rates for the C5 South Link Expressway will be collected as follows. Class 1 vehicles (cars) will have to pay Php 22, Class 2 vehicles (high-roof vans and mini-buses) will pay Php 44, and Class 3 (large trucks and trailers, large buses) will pay Php 66.
“TRB’s approval to collect toll is a welcome development, this will help us in the operations and maintenance of the 2.2-kilometers now being used by motorists. CIC shall continue to work on the next 5.5 kilometers of the Cavitex-C5 Link starting this November,” said CIC President Bobby Bontia.
Once complete, the entire 7.7-kilometer stretch of the C5 South Link Expressway will directly connect C5 to CAVITEX. This would allow motorists to drive with ease through the south corridor of Metro Manila, from C5 all the way to Coastal Road. An approximate 50,000 users will be plying through the C5 South Link Expressway once completed.