Motorists going from CAVITEX to cities south of Manila may not have to wait much longer for a more convenient daily drive. The Metro Pacific Tollways Corporation (MPTC) recently shared that the expressway linking CAVITEX with the cities of Makati and Taguig is now at 20% completion.
While this is certainly good news for many motorists, some drivers passing by the construction area may experience changes in traffic. COVID-19 checkpoints may also worsen traffic flow, so we advise motorists to consider using the Skyway and other alternative routes.
The CAVITEX-C5 Link Expressway spans 7.7 kilometers and is seen to be completed by the fourth quarter of 2022. The CAVITEX Infrastructure Corporation (CIC), a division of MPTC, disclosed that current construction works on the expressway include cement pouring and other foundational groundwork.
Like most local infrastructure projects, the CAVITEX-C5 Link Expressway has faced delays related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Construction of Segment 3A-2 was originally set to finish by late 2021 but has been pushed back to early 2022.
Similarly, Segment 2 was supposed to be completed by early next year but could now be delayed to early 2023 at the latest.
Upon completion, the CAVITEX-C5 Link Expressway is expected to service up to 50,000 motorists daily and cut travel time between CAVITEX and Makati by around 45 minutes.
Linking CAVITEX with C5 road is an ambitious project that's part of the government's commitment to invest in infrastructure and urban development.
Metro Manila, the country's economic and cultural center, has faced crippling heavy traffic for the past several years. Some reports have estimated that the Philippine economy loses billions of dollars a day to traffic.
Projects such as the CAVITEX-C5 Link Expressway could help ease congestion in crucial parts of the metro. Now that the expressway is 20% complete, motorists can rest easy knowing that a new route will be available soon.