Metro Pacific proposes two major expressways
NLEX Corp., a subsidiary of Metro Pacific Tollways Development Corp., submitted unsolicited proposals to the Public Works Department to construct two new expressways worth P122.4 billion that will connect the existing North Luzon Expressway and Manila-Cavite Expressway.
The company submitted an unsolicited proposal to build the P60-billion C-5 Expressway, a 21.8-kilometer all-elevated expressway from the end of North Luzon Expressway Segment 8.2 in Luzon Avenue, Quezon City to Cavitex C-5 South Link.
The project will complete the missing segment of the C-5 Circumferential Expressway alignment, a crucial component of the Metro Manila Urban Expressway Network.
The C-5 Expressway project will provide fast and seamless travel for motorists east of Metro Manila and connect Quezon City, Pasig, Taguig and Pasay.
The company said the usual two-hour travel time during peak period via C-5 Road would be reduced to less than 30 minutes with the completion of the project.
NLEX also proposed to construct a P62.43-billion NLEX-Cavitex Port Expressway Link, a 15-kilometer toll road that would use “push-tunnel technology” to minimize disturbance on existing infrastructure.
The first phase of the project will be from the end of the Radial Road 10 Spur Road Ramp of NLEX traversing R-10 up to Anda Circle in Manila, while the second phase will start at Anda Circle and will traverse Roxas Boulevard up to Cavitex.
The project will reduce truck traffic within its limited capacity road network and significantly contribute in the decongestion of the metropolis 24 hours a day, the company said.
Cavitex Holdings Inc., which is also controlled by Metro Pacific Investments Corp., on July 3 submitted a letter of intent to build Cavitex-Sangley Extension Project.
The project aims to connect the Kawit Interchange of Cavitex to Sangley Point in Cavite City and neighboring provinces of Laguna and Batangas via a reclaimed road and viaduct spanning 4.63 kilometers.
Cavitex is a 14-kilometer toll expressway linking Manila to the southern province of Cavite.
Earlier, MPCALA Holdings Inc., a unit of MPIC, also submitted an unsolicited proposal to build Cavite-Tagaytay-Batangas Expressway, a 46-kilometer road worth P25 billion.
The project aims to link Cavite Expressway and Cavite Laguna Expressway in Silang, Cavite to Tagaytay City and will terminate in Nasugbu, Batangas.
The group is also constructing the P35-billon Cavite Laguna Expressway, a four-lane, 47-kilometer closed-system toll expressway connecting Cavitex and South Luzon Expressway.
The expressway will start from Cavitex in Kawit, Cavite and end at the South Luzon Expressway-Mamplasan Interchange in Biñan, Laguna.