The Manila-Cavite Toll Expressway, also known as CAVITEx, is set to be linked to the C5 Road to pave way for faster travel of motorists coming from Cavite to the northern areas of Metro Manila. The linking of two major roads, also named as C5 South Link, is expected to be completed and operational by 2019.
The project, with an estimated worth of 10-billion, is divided into two phases. Phase 1 connects a flyover from C5 in Taguig to Merville Subdivision in Paranaque and will cost 2.5 billion.
On the other hand, Phase 2 connects Merville Subdivision in Paranaque to CAVITEx, an entryway to the province of Cavite. The second phase will cost 7.5 billion.
The said project will also cover a 2×3 road which passes through the Coastal Road Interchange, towards the Sucat toll barrier, the Merville Subdivision ramp, and a flyover. This development will open an alternate route to EDSA for travelers journeying from south of the metro.
The C5 South Link Expressway is seen to service 40,000 to 45,000 vehicles on a daily basis, of which consists of commuters from Cavite, Paranaque, and Las Pinas bound to Taguig, Makati, Pasay, Pasig, and Quezon City. According to CAVITEx Infrastructure president Luigi Bautista, “The C5 South Link is part of the solution to the traffic congestion in Paranaque, Las Pinas and Metro Manila in general, ”
The company behind the CAVITEx-C5 Expressway development, Metro Pacific Investments Corp., also plans to join parts of C5 South Link Expressway to the Cavite-Laguna Expressway (CALAx). It is eyed to be completed by 2020.