Cavitex, PRA end P78-m upgrade of key road portions

Cavitex Infrastructure Corp. and joint venture partner Philippine Reclamation Authority on Thursday announced the completion of a heavy maintenance project on critical portions of the Manila-Cavite Expressway.

Started in February this year, the project entailed the rehabilitation and repair of road surface distresses such as pavement fractures, distortions and disintegration along Longos, Bacoor Entry and Exit to Cavitex and 1-kilometer portion of the mainline carriageway of Wawa Bridge to Zapote Interchange (Cavite and Manila-Bound).

The company spent P78 million for the maintenance of Cavitex.

“With the recently-completed heavy maintenance project in Cavitex, we now have safer carriageways and smoother roads that help improve the overall driving experience of our motorists. Despite challenges brought about by the pandemic, we continue to invest on projects that will ensure safety and convenience of our toll road users,“ said CIC president and general manager Roberto Bontia.

PRA general manager and chief executive Janilo Rubiat said they were fully committed to providing a safe and high-quality expressway to motorists.

“We ensure that they get what they pay for in terms of safety, ease and convenience in travelling through Cavitex. Hence, we considered the high maintenance project a must to live up to that commitment, and with the results we now see and experience in the toll road, we consider it money well spent,” he said.

CIC and PRA completed the road enhancements project for Segment 1 (R1 Expressway) last year which covered road widening for additional lanes in Paranaque, Wawa and Las Pinas bridges from three lanes to four lanes.

CIC is a subsidiary of the Metro Pacific Tollways Corp.

Cavitex is a part of a road network being developed by MPTC that will soon connect to the 7.7-km. C5 Link Expressway and the 45-kilometer Cavite-Laguna Expressway.

The PRA, through subsidiary PEA Tollways Corp., performs the operation and maintenance of both the R-1 Expressway and R-1 Expressway Extension which makes up the Cavitex.

Aside from the Cavitex and CALAX, MPTC’s portfolio includes the concessions for the North Luzon Expressway, the Subic-Clark Tarlac Expressway, the NLEX Connector Road and the Cebu-Cordova Link Expressway in Cebu.

Topics: Cavitex Infrastructure Corp. , Philippine Reclamation Authority , Manila-Cavite Expressway
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