The Laguna segment (which broke ground back in June 2017) of the soon-to-be-completed expressway is making good progress according to the DPWH. According to DPWH Secretary Mark Villar, "construction of the soon-to-be-completed expressway is already 31.47 % complete." This comes after Villar inspected the ongoing construction at the Mamplasan Interchange near the South Luzon Expressway (SLEX) in Binan, Laguna.
Last March 28, MPCALA broke ground in 27 km Cavite section of the Cavite-Laguna Expressway (CALAX) PPP project, with construction going on in full swing.
From putting up columns, laying down the concrete girders, right-of-way acquisition activities, Metro Pacific-led MPCALA Holdings and their contractor D.M. Consunji Inc. are working around the clock to complete the 18 km segment. When finished, the new road will connect with the much longer 27 km Cavite segment which is being built by Leighton. In total, CALAX will span a total of 45 km, will have four lanes in both directions, and will have a total of 8 interchanges plus one main toll barrier.
Once CALAX is open to the motoring public, it will free up traffic on other major road networks in Cavite and Laguna like Governor's Drive, Aguinaldo Highway, and Sta. Rosa – Tagaytay Road. Not only that, but the four-lane expressway is also expected to cut travel time between CAVITEX and SLEX by 45 minutes.
With a 2020 deadline barely twenty months away, the project proponents have their work cut out for them in completing CALAX.