C-5 South Link imposes 60 km/h speed limit

The Cavite Expressway (CAVITEX) management has imposed a 60 km/h speed limit along the C-5 link flyover, similar to the enforced speed limit on the recently opened Skyway Stage 3, and on NAIAX. Notably, this is the first time the 2.2 km road has implemented a speed limit since it was opened in 2019.

The CAVITEX-C-5 South Link has been beneficial to motorists. Aside from significantly improving the traffic situation in the area, it also provides seamless access from Taguig to Pasay and vice-versa. The expressway has also reduced travel time from the Villamor Airbase to Taguig, resulting in shorter travel time than the previous one-and-a-half-hour. 

While the road only stretches by about 2.2 km long, motorists are still required to follow its new 60 km/h speed limit. That should be reasonable enough, given that the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Expressway (NAIAX) and the newly opened Skyway 3 also follow the same speed limit. 

Announced by the CAVITEX management a few days ago, the new speed limit requirement has earned netizens’ feedback. Some find the newly imposed speed limit too restricting, claiming that the C-5 South Link is a toll road. It should be noted, however, that the specific roadway only stretches by about 2.2 km, so driving at faster speeds shouldn’t really be necessary. 

Whether the current speed limit gets retained or changed would largely depend on the completion of the entire highway. For now, all motorists who traverse the area are strictly advised to observe the proper speed limit for safety, and to avoid any sort of conflict with the highway enforcement authorities.

The construction of the C-5 Link expressway commenced on May 8, 2016, and was completed on July 23, 2019. The road provides a seamless access to cities like Taguig and Pasay, and the surrounding areas. It has been shown to significantly improve the traffic situation in said cities and nearby locations.

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