Cavitex Infrastructure Corp. and the Philippine Reclamation Authority broke ground for the construction of two new segments of the Cavitex C5 Link Expressway worth P8.8 billion.
“These new segments will play a huge role in our national recovery, as we continue to seek ways to help the Filipino people cushion the impact of Covid-19,” Rodrigo Franco, president of Metro Pacific Tollways Corp. said.
Cavitex-C5 Link Expressway is a 7.70-kilometer two-way and three-lane expressway that runs from R-1 Parañaque City Toll Plaza to C-5 Road in Taguig City.
The new segments, Segment 2 and Segment 3A-2, are eyed for completion by the second quarter of 2022. Segment 2 is a 1.9-kilometer, 2×3 lane expressway that will run from R-1 Expressway to Sucat Interchange. Segment 3A-2 is a 1.6-kilometer, 2×3 lane expressway that will run from Merville to RSG Subdivision in Parañaque.
Upon completion, these two segments are expected to reduce travel time to Makati and Taguig cities from Parañaque City, Las Piñas City, and Cavite Province by 30 minutes.
”I’m very excited to see the completion of these projects, which will decongest EDSA and Sales Road in Pasay City by about 50,000 vehicles per day, and connect major business districts in Taguig and Makati to Parañaque, Las Pinas, and Cavite,” said DPWH Secretary Mark Villar said.
In addition to easing traffic congestion, the new segments are seen to play a huge role in economic development.
“Once operational, Segments 2 and 3A-2 of Cavitex C5 Link Expressway will help provide fast, safe and efficient movement of people and goods, and create at least 1,000 new jobs in construction, operations and maintenance,” Roberto Bontia, president and general manager of CIC said.
CIC is a subsidiary of MPTC, and the joint venture partner of the PRA for the Cavitex and Cavitex C5 Link Expressway.