Motorists that need to get from C5 to CAVITEX (and vice versa) can soon get there in just 10 minutes.
This comes after the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) announced that work on the CAVITEX-C5 South Link Expressway is coming along nicely. DPWH Secretary Mark Villar recently inspected the ongoing construction of the said thoroughfare, stating that the entire expressway should be fully opened to the public in 2022.
Currently, the DPWH is busy working on several portions of the aforementioned expressway. These include the CAVITEX-C5 Link ramp which is part of the project's Segment 2. It's a 1.9-km, 2x3 lane portion that will connect CAVITEX R1 to Sucat, effectively bypassing Sucat Road and Quirino Avenue in Paranaque.
The agency also inspected the construction of Segment 3A2 which is a 1.6-km section that will link Merville to the RSG Subdivision in Pasay City.
“With the progress, we have seen on-site today, we are optimistic that the CAVITEX C5 South Link Segment will be completed as planned,” said Villar.
Back in July 2019, the DPWH opened Segment 3A1, a 2.2-km flyover that passes over the at-grade sections of Skyway and SLEX. This allowed motorists to quickly get from Merville to C5, or vice versa without having to take the service roads.
Once the entire 7.7-km CAVITEX-C5 South Link Expressway is complete and open to traffic, Villar estimates that it will cut travel time between the two roads from 40 minutes to just 10 minutes. Moreover, the new expressway will also connect C5 to the other parts of Las Pinas and Paranaque, benefit around 50,000 vehicles daily, and help decongest EDSA and other nearby thoroughfares.
As more expressways are becoming interconnected, traveling around Metro Manila, as well as between NLEX and SLEX will soon be faster than before.