Heads up CAVITEX users: the Light Rail Manila Corporation (LRMC) recently announced that construction of the LRT-1 Cavite Extension is set to begin soon along the expressway.

From March 17, 12:00 AM to March 31, 11:59 PM, a temporary road closure will be implemented along the innermost lane of the northbound direction at the Paranaque Bridge section. This is to give way to the scheduled pit works (bridge and pipe inspection) required for the construction in the area relative to the LRT-1 Cavite Extension.

LRT-1 Cavite Extension works along CAVITEX to begin March 17 image

Reynaldo Pangilinan, LRMC Cavite Extension Management Team Project Execution Manager, stated that the temporary closure is necessary to prepare for the foundations needed to construct the LRT-1 Cavite Extension in the area and complete it as scheduled. Pangilinan reassured the public that this temporary inconvenience will bring long term-benefits once the extension project is finished.

“We would like to request for the understanding and cooperation of all motorists using the CAVITEX. We are working closely with various government offices such as the DOTR, LRTA, Department of Public Works and Highways, Philippine Reclamation Authority, Toll Regulatory Board, Metro Manila Development Authority, Maynilad, CAVITEX Infrastructure Corporation, and the local government units for the construction works and traffic management,” added Pangilinan.

LRT-1 Cavite Extension works along CAVITEX to begin March 17 image

Currently, the project has reached 36.8% completion since the start of its civil works last September 2019. The pre-cast yard and the staging area have been completed, while the pillars have already been built along the stretch of Dr. Santos Station until MIA station.

Once the 11.7-kilometer LRT-1 Cavite Extension project is complete, the extended railway is expected to benefit 800,000 passengers daily by cutting down travel time between Baclaran and Bacoor from 1 hour and 10 minutes to just 25 minutes.