Cavitex Infrastructure Corporation (CIC) has announced that the Cavitex C5 Link project, which will connect Cavitex R1 to C5 Road in Taguig, is now 20% complete.
In a statement, the company said that the C5 Link segment 3A-1 connecting Merville to C5 Road has been operational since 2019 while construction of Segments 3A-2 stretching from E. Rodriguez to Merville, and Segment 2 from Cavitex R1 Interchange to Sucat Interchange are underway.
Meanwhile, CIC said that construction of Segment 3B from Sucat to E. Rodriguez, is expected to begin in the first quarter of 2022.
“We are proceeding with the construction for this vital infrastructure project amidst the challenges of stricter lockdown. Together with our JV partner, PRA, we are committed to ensure welfare of our workers and adherence to safety protocols in continuing the works for the project,” CIC president and general manager Roberto V. Bontia said.
CIC said that part of the ongoing road works include ground improvements, concrete pouring, construction of slab deck, drainage system, and bridge substructure works.
Once completed, the Cavitex C5 Link project is expected to reduce travel time between Cavitex and the cities of Makati and Taguig by 30 to 45 minutes. The infrastructure project is seen to benefit around 50,000 motorists, particularly those coming from Taguig, Makati, Las Pinas, and Pasay.
In addition, CIC will install the Automatic License Plate Recognition (ALPR) cameras in toll plazas of Cavitex to improve the RFID toll collection system in the expressway.
The ALPR system uses smart cameras to recognize vehicle’s license plate, supporting RFID scanners to fast-track cashless transactions in toll plazas. This technology has been in place at Cavitex C5 Link Segment 3A1 since its opening.