Pasay, Philippines – Members of the DPWH, headed by Secretary Mark Villar, inspect the Manila-Cavite Expressway’s (Cavitex) ongoing construction of a flyover on the southbound lane, and road widening on both directions of the expressway. “Cavitex, being the gateway to the Cavite, Laguna and Batangas provinces, responds to the challenges of progress. More cars pass Cavitex year on year, a sign that Region 4A continues to boom, and is likely to become a highly-progressive and viable area for more investments. The various enhancement projects in Cavitex will improve travel time here by around 20 to 30 minutes,” said Secretary Villar.
Cavitex Infrastructure Corporation (CIC) is investing a total of Php 700M on the Cavitex enhancement project which aims to ease traffic in the area, and to respond to the traffic congestion being experienced by motorists. The decongestion strategy of CIC comes in two phases. The first phase costs about Php 400M and will entail the road widening from MIAA to Zapote, as well as the Southbound Flyover on the intersection of Pacific Ave. The second phase, worth about Php 300M, consists of the bridge widening at the Wawa, Las PIñas area.
“These enhancement projects started late last year and were slated to finish by August 2018, but we will complete them within July 2018. On top of these, we are also adding 15 tollbooths – 3 on the northbound direction, 2 on the southbound direction, and 5 portable booths each on the north and south sides of the Parañaque toll plaza. This will effectively double our throughput capacity.” said J. Luigi L. Bautista, President and CEO of Cavite Infrastructure Corporation. “About 140,000 cars pass Cavitex at different periods of the day, and we would like each one of them to have a good experience to take with them after passing our expressway,” further said Bautista.
The Cavitex is the start of a road network being expanded by the Metro Pacific Tollways South, a subsidiary of the Metro Pacific Tollways Corporation. It will connect to the 45KM Cavite-Laguna Expressway until Mamplasan, Biñan, Laguna, giving more travel options to motorists.
Source: This is a press release from MPT South Corporation.