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MPTC starts works on Cavitex-C-5 link

Feb 23, 2021, 6:31 AM
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MPTC expects the Cavitex-C-5 Link Expressway to be completed by the second quarter of 2022.

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Construction of new segments of Cavitex-C-5 link kicks off this month

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COMMITTED TO further easing traffic in Metro Manila and suburbs,the Metro Pacific Tollways Corporation (MPTC) has doubled its efforts to finish the Manila-Cavite Expressway (Cavitex) C-5 Link Expressway by next year.

During a virtual press briefing today, Roberto Bontia, president and CEO of Cavitex Infrastructure Corporation (CIC), said his company is doubling its effortson 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 the open the new segments in Cavitex C5 Link next year," Bontia added.

Part of the on-going works include foundation works and other mobilization activities at Segment 3A-2 at (MIAA area); while ground improvements at Segment 2 at Sucat Interchange and R-1(Cavitex) Expressway.

CIC aims to complete the construction of Segment 2 and Segment 3A-2 of C-5 Link Expressway in second quarter of 2022.

C5 Link Expressway compromised 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.

Upon completion, the project is expected to serve 50,000 cars and reduce travel time to Makati and Taguig from Parañaque City, Las Pinas City, and Cavite Province from an hour to about 10 minutes.

Moreover, CIC is set to conduct a heavy maintenance in Cavitex. Mobilization will start this February 27, 2021 and will last for 60 days. The project aims at maintaining the performance standard of the expressway: improve the quality of carriageway and drive experience of its motorists.

Aside from the Cavitex, Cavitex C5 Link Expressway, and the Cavite-Laguna Expressway (CALAX), MPTC’s tollways portfolio includes the concessions for the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX), the Subic-Clark Tarlac Expressway (SCTEX), the NLEX Connector Road, and the Cebu-Cordova Link Expressway (CCLEX) in Cebu. (ONT)

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