As per the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), the Cavite-Laguna Expressway (CALAX) Subsection 5S is nearing completion, with the expressway extension now 83% built. This means travels from Cavite to Laguna will soon be faster than the usual.
At present, the government agency and a subsidiary of Metro Pacific Tollways Corporation (MPTC), MPCALA Holdings Inc. (MHI), are fast-tracking the construction of the expressway extension in order to finish it immediately and start catering to motorists. As mentioned, the CALAX Subsection 5S is now 83% complete, meaning, about 6 km of the 7.2-kilometer link roads have already been constructed.
The DPWH and MPCALA are now working on bridge decks, pavement construction, drainage works, road furniture, sound barriers, as well as structures of the Silang (Aguinaldo) Interchange. Once the CALAX Subsection 5S has been completed, travels from Cavite to Laguna are expected to be faster than usual.
Despite the several limitations and challenges being faced due to the ongoing pandemic, the DPWH Secretary remains optimistic, confidently stating that they will be able to deliver completion of DPWH projects in accordance with their target dates. As for the CALAX Subsection 5S, Secretary Mark Villar says that they wanted it open by the third quarter of 2021.