The announcement was made by the Cavitex Infrastructure Corporation (CIC). Despite the current situation brought about by the pandemic, the CIC says that they are doubling their construction efforts to make sure the completion schedule of the new segments of the C-5 Link expressway is on time, slated 2022.
The C-5 link expressway is composed of the Segment 2, which is a 2x3 lane road from Cavitex (R1) Expressway to the proposed interchange at Sucat. It stretches by about 1.9 km. Second is the sub-section of Segment 3, which is Segment 3A-2, spanning about 1.6 km, and is also a 2x3 lane expressway that goes from Merville to RSG (Airport View) Subdivision in Parañaque. Both segments are expected to be completed by the second-quarter of 2022. As of now, only the 2.2 km Segment 3B has been open to the public.
The 7.7 km toll road is expected to serve 50,000 cars daily, once the segments are completed. Notably, travel time from Cavitex R-1 to C5 Taguig will also be significantly reduced from more than an hour to only ten minutes.
On the other hand, CAVITEX will also undergo a major maintenance work, with mobilization already begun last February 27, 2021, which will last for about 60 days. In line with all these, a comprehensive traffic management plan has already been laid out to ensure the smooth flow of vehicles along the area.