MPTC to open C5 South Link in July

The first segment of Metro Pacific Tollways Corporation’s C5 South Link is set to be opened to motorists on July 31.

During an ocular inspection along C5 South Link on Thursday, Department of Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark Villar said the agency is targeting to complete the project by the end of July to immediately ease traffic congestion.

Around 50,000 vehicles from Metro Manila’s key areas such as Makati, Taguig, Las Piñas, Pasay, and Parañaque, as well as roads of EDSA, Sales, East and West Service Roads will benefit from the project once it is completed, according to Villar.

“Vehicular traffic spends about 1.5hours just to cross from Villamor to Taguig via Fort Bonifacio. This section alone will help about 5,000 vehicles easily cross in under three minutes,” Villar added.

The 7.7-kilometer tollroad, which covers CP Garcia, Taguig, Sucat, and Parañaque, is composed of two segments: Segment 2 which will cross Cavitex to Sucat and Segment 3, which will proceed towards Sucat, Parañaque, Pasay, Las Piñas, crossing over SLEX, and the Skyway at grade to CP Garcia Avenue in Taguig.

The P10-billion project will have three interchanges – Cavitex R1, Sucat, and Merville.

“This alignment features the bridge that crosses over Skyway at-grade and SLEX and aimed to decongest Sales Road, as well as the East and West Service Roads,” Villar said.

Meanwhile, Cavitex Infrastructure Corporation president and general manager Bobby Bontia said that C5 South Link from CP Garcia, Taguig when connected to Cavitex, Paranaque may be crossed in under 10 minutes.

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