Traveling to and from Cavite Expressway (CAVITEX) and South Luzon Expressway (SLEX) will soon be faster and easier.
Recently, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) held the groundbreaking ceremony of the 27 km Cavite section of the upcoming 45 km Cavite-Laguna Expressway (CALAX). The new segment will connect with the 18 km portion in Laguna which broke ground back in June 2017.
“We are glad to announce that both the Cavite and Laguna segments are now under construction and are aimed for completion by 2020,” said DPWH Secretary Villar.
The four-lane expressway will start in Kawit, Cavite and will end at SLEX – Mamplasan Interchange in Binan, Laguna. In addition, CALAX will have 8 interchanges and one main toll barrier.
When completed, the four-lane toll road will ease traffic congestion along Governor's Drive, Aguinaldo Highway, and Sta. Rosa – Tagaytay Road. In addition, the DPWH claims that the completion of CALAX will reduce travel time from CAVITEX to SLEX by about 45 minutes.
The project itself will cost Php 35.425 billion and is currently being implemented by the MPCLA Holdings Inc. of the Metro Pacific Group under the Public-Private Partnership Program of the government.