The Cavite-Laguna Expressway (CALAX)’s 7.2-kilometer Subsection 5 is now 93 percent complete, MPCALA Holdings Inc. said on Friday.
“Once operational, we expect CALAX to serve around 5,000 motorists daily, thereby helping decongest traffic along Governor’s Drive, Aguinaldo Highway, and Sta. Rosa-Tagaytay Road. It is also expected to help accelerate economic progress in Laguna and Cavite as it connects the two provinces of Region IV-A,” MPCALA Holdings president and general manager Roberto V. Bontia said.
The company said that the 2×2 lane expressway linking Sta. Rosa-Tagaytay Interchange and Silang East Interchange is targeted to be opened to motorists in the third quarter of this year.
Currently, toll structures of the upcoming Silang East interchange are already completed while other miscellaneous works including construction of drainage system and installation of expressways road and safety features (road lights, guard rails, barriers, etc,) remain on track.
Upon completion, CALAX will span 45-kilometers with eight interchanges at the following locations: Kawit, Governor’s Drive, Open Canal, Silang (Aguinaldo) Highway, Silang East, Santa Rosa-Tagaytay, Laguna Boulevard, and Laguna Technopark.
It shall serve about 45,000 vehicles while cutting travel time between Cavite and Laguna from two hours to under an hour.