Cavitex Infrastructure Corp., a subsidiary of Metro Pacific Tollways Corp., said Tuesday said it expects to complete the new segments of the P15-billion Manila-Cavite Expressway C-5 Link Expressway Project by the second quarter of 2022.
"We are doubling our efforts on the construction of Segment 2 and Segment 3A-2 beginning of 2021. With the challenges brought about by the pandemic, we will ensure to stick to the timeline as close as we can and be able to the open the new segments in Cavitex C5 Link next year," said CIC president and general manager Roberto Bontia.
CIC aims to complete the construction of Segment 2 and Segment 3A-2 of C5 Link Expressway in second quarter of 2022.
Segment 2 is a 1.9-kilometer, 2x3 lane expressway from Cavitex Expressway to a proposed interchange at Sucat. Segment 3A-2, a sub-section of Segment 3, is a 1.6-kilometer, 2x3 lane expressway from Merville to RSG (Airport View) Subdivision in Parañaque.
Upon completion, the P15-billion project is expected to serve 50,000 cars and reduce travel time to Makati and Taguig from Parañaque City, Las Pinas City and Cavite province from an hour to about 10 minutes.
CIC is set to conduct a heavy maintenance in Cavitex. Mobilization will start on Feb. 27, 2021 and will last for 60 days.
The project aims to maintain the performance standard of the expressway and improve the quality of carriageway and drive experience of motorists.
“There will definitely be an effect on the passage of our motorists in the construction areas. That is why we have laid out a comprehensive traffic management plan supporting all these works to ease their passage and additional on-ground support and more than ample signages will also be positioned to ensure safety and smooth flow of vehicles," Bontia said.
"We are working together with our JV partner the Philippine Reclamation Authority (PRA) and the PEATC on the implementation of the traffic management activities at Cavitex R1 segment," he said.