The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) is busy working on the CAVITEX C5 South Link Expressway. Just recently, DPWH Secretary Mark Villar inspected the ongoing construction, with him stating that the entire expressway should be fully opened to the public in 2022. Soon, motorists can get from CAVITEX to C5 Road in just 10 minutes.
Currently, the government agency is working on several segments of the CAVITEX C5, one of which includes the ramp that is part of the project’s Segment 2. It’s a 1.9-km and 2x3 lane road that’s set to connect CAVITEX R1 to Sucat, therefore, bypassing Sucat Road and Quirino Avenue in Paranaque. Apart from that, the DPWH also inspected the ongoing construction of the Segment 3A2, a 1.6-km stretch of the expressway that will seamlessly link Merville to the RSG Subdivision in Pasay City.
Segment 3A1 was opened by the government agency back in July 2019. The 2.2-km elevated road passes over the at-grade sections of Skyway and SLEX, allowing motorists to quickly get from Merville to C5 or vice versa without passing through service roads. Notably, the new expressway will also connect C5 to the other parts of Las Pinas and Paranaque.
Mark Villar estimates that travel time will be cut between the two roads from 40 minutes to just 10 minutes once the entire 7.7-km project has been completed and open to the public. More importantly, the soon-to-be accomplished CAVITEX-C5 South Link Expressway will benefit around 50,000 vehicles daily, and help decongest EDSA and other nearby thoroughfares. Now that roads within Metro Manila are slowly being connected seamlessly, traveling shouldn’t be much of a hassle as the DPWH continues to accomplish more projects in the near future.