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CALAX Silang-Aguinaldo Interchange services more than 11,000 vehicles per day

Its peak daily traffic is well above the original projected 5,000 vehicles per day

While the Silang-Aguinaldo Interchange's daily average traffic surpasses predictions, there's more in store for CALAX in the not-too-distant future. PHOTO BY HANS BOSSHARD

Barely a month past its opening, the new Silang-Aguinaldo Interchange of the Cavite-Laguna Expressway (CALAX) managed to service a whopping 11,000 vehicles in one day, surpassing its 5,000 projected daily vehicle traffic. Located at the end of a 3.9km segment, the exit is the second in Silang, Cavite, after the Silang East Interchange opened in August of 2021.

Work is slowly ramping up on Subsection 3, as right-of-way acquisition approaches completion at 95%. PHOTOS BY HANS BOSSHARD

There’s more to come, according to CALAX’s concessionaire MPCALA Holdings. More than 95% of the upcoming 7.9km Subsection 3 segment’s right-of-way has been acquired, and construction is slowly ramping up. The new section, once completed, will extend the four-lane expressway to Governor’s Drive in General Trias, Cavite, by late 2024.

Governor's Drive will be the next interchange to open, soon to be followed by Open Canal and CALAX's southern terminus, Kawit. PHOTOS BY HANS BOSSHARD

After Governor’s Drive, two more segments and interchanges are due to be built. Subsection 2 terminates into Open Canal Road. Once the final subsection is finished, the 44.58km CALAX will connect all the way from Mamplasan Rotunda to the Manila-Cavite Expressway (CAVITEX) via its final terminus, Kawit Interchange, by 2025.

Hans Bosshard

Hans is the ultimate commuter: He drives a car and he rides a bicycle. He also likes tinkering with mechanical stuff.