Motorists that frequently use CAVITEX can expect more traffic along the expressway. The same goes for residents that reside in Cavite, and nearby areas. Cavitex Infrastructure Corporation (CIC) announced that major construction and rehabilitation works will be happening along CAVITEX in the coming months.
In a statement, CIC said it is doubling its construction efforts to complete new segments of the C5 Link expressway. Since the start of 2021, on-going works include the foundation works and other mobilization activities at Segment 3A-2 in MIAA Area, together with Segment 2 at Sucat Interchange/R-1. The company expects to complete the construction of Segment 2 and Segment 3A-2 of the C-5 Link Expressway by the second quarter of 2022.
“We are doubling our efforts on the construction of Segment 2 and Segment 3A-2 this beginning of 2021. With the challenges brought about by the pandemic, we will ensure to stick to the timeline as close as we can and be able to open the new segments in Cavitex C5 Link next year,” said Mr. Roberto V. Bontia, CIC president and General Manager.
For reference, the C5 Link Expressway is comprised of Segments 2 and 3. Segment 2 is a 1.9-kilometer, 2x3 lane expressway from Cavitex (R1) Expressway to a proposed interchange at Sucat. Segment 3A-2, a sub-section of Segment 3, is a 1.6-kilometer, 2x3 lane expressway from Merville to RSG (Airport View) Subdivision in Parañaque. Once complete, the 7.7-kilometer toll road is expected to serve 50,000 cars daily and reduce travel time from Cavitex R-1 to C5 Taguig from over an hour to just ten minutes. So far, only Segment 3B, a 2.2-kilometer stretch of the expressway, has been open to the public. It also recently implemented a new 60 km/h speed limit along the stretch of road.
Aside from the construction of the new C5 Link segments, CAVITEX itself will also undergo heavy maintenance. Mobilization will start on February 27, 2021, and will last for a total of 60 days. According to the company, the project aims to “maintain the performance standard of the expressway” and “improve the quality of the carriageway”.
“There will definitely be an effect on the passage of our motorists in the construction areas, that is why we have laid out a comprehensive traffic management plan supporting all these works to ease their passage and additional on-ground support and more than ample signages will also be positioned to ensure safety and smooth flow of vehicles,” Bontia adds.
Yes, more traffic, unfortunately. But at least driving from the south to C5 and beyond will be faster and more convenient once construction of the C5 Link and repair works on CAVITEX are complete.