The Laguna Boulevard Interchange and Laguna Technopark Interchange of the Cavite-Laguna Expressway (CALAX) will be opened starting August 18, according to Public Works and Highways Sec. Mark Villar.
“I am very happy that this BBB project has progressed despite the challenges brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Community Quarantine affected the mobilization of construction, the manpower that oversee the coordination to secure the service roads and the overall timeline of the project. We have carefully navigated through this situation and we are ready to open these interchanges to the public at 12:01AM on August 18,2020,” Villar said.
“It is really a delicate balance as we aim to reach more milestones of this project, while keeping our people, the community and the construction sites safe,” Villar added.
Once the interchanges are opened, motorists will have access to and from the Laguna Technopark and an alternative route to and from Nuvali via Laguna Boulevard and South Boulevard, thus decongesting Santa Rosa-Tagaytay Road and other local service roads in the area.
“About 10,000 cars per day are currently served by the Laguna Segment, and these interchanges are added catalysts for the much needed economic activity at all levels, it will allow the flow of output of goods and services that people utilize thereby spurring growth in the community and the region,” Villar said.
The whole stretch of CALAX has nine interchanges in Kawit, Governor’s Drive, Aguinaldo Highway, Silang, Santa Rosa-Tagaytay, Laguna Boulevard, Laguna Technopark, and a Toll Barrier before SLEX.
When completed, CALAX will serve around 45,000 vehicles, cutting travel time from two hours to under an hour.