Cavitex Infrastructure Corporation (CIC) announced on Friday that the Pacific Drive entry to the Manila-Cavite Expressway (CAVITEX) will be opened to motorists beginning September 14, and is expected to serve up to 90,000 vehicles daily.
CIC said that the opening of the Pacific Drive entry is part of the enhancement projects of the 14-kilometer expressway and will serve as an alternative route for motorists coming from Roxas Boulevard.
“Motorists will be able to enter the CAVITEX through D. Macapagal Boulevard, easing traffic from Roxas Boulevard and roads around Entertainment City and other areas such as Manila, Pasay, Paranaque, especially now that vehicular volume along the CAVITEX is increasing with the relaxing of the quarantine status in Metro Manila and CALABARZON,” CIC president and general manager Roberto V. Bontia said.
With the opening of the Pacific Drive entry, Bontia has reminded motorists to avail of the Easytrip RFID as cash lanes on the expressway will be converted to RFID lanes beginning November 2 in order to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and ensure smooth flow of traffic.
The Easytrip RFID can be purchased and reloaded directly at 24/7 Customer Service Centers along the CAVITEX. Reloading may also be done online via PayMaya, BDO, ECPay and other partner-merchants of Easytrip.
Metro Pacific tollroads also accept the Autosweep RFID used along the South Luzon Expressway, NAIA Expressway and Muntinlupa-Cavite Expressway upon enrollment and activation. Motorists only need to bring their vehicle with the Autosweep RFID to any Easytrip installation and reloading site and top up an initial load of P200. After that, they will be able to use their Autosweep RFID at Metro Pacific tollroads 24-hours upon activation.
Aside from CAVITEX, the Easytrip RFID can also be used along the CAVITEX C5 Link Expressway and other expressways operated by the Metro Pacific Tollways Group such as the Cavite-Laguna Expressway, North Luzon Expressway and Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway.