Just recently, the CAVITEX Infrastructure Corporation, a subsidiary of Metro Pacific Tollways Corporation, has closed a deal with the China Road and Bridge Corporation to help construct the second phase of the CAVITEX-C5 Link Segment 2.
CRBC is responsible for numerous projects in different parts of the Philippines—most notably the Central Luzon Link Expressway Phase 1 Package 2, the Estrella-Pantaleon Bridge, and the Binondo-Intramuros Bridge.
This part of the toll road is a 1.9km, six-lane expressway that will connect CAVITEX R-1 (Coastal Road) from the Parañaque Toll Plaza to Sucat via the R-1 Interchange. This new road is expected to reduce travel time between the two points by 10 minutes.
The two firms are aiming to start construction by the first quarter of 2023, and to finish by the end of 2023 for public use. They are also looking to begin construction of Segment 3B (Sucat to E. Rodriguez) in the third quarter of this year. Currently, the only segments open are Segment 3A-1 (Merville to C5/SLEX, 2.2km) and Segment 3A-2 (E. Rodriguez to Merville, 1.6km), which serve more than 16,000 vehicles daily.
Once complete, the 7.7km expressway will connect CAVITEX R-1 to C5 in Taguig, and is expected to reduce travel time from Makati and Taguig to Parañaque, Las Pinas, and Cavite by 45 minutes. This is expected to serve around 40,000 vehicles per day.