by Fred John Santos, JUNE 2021
Cavitex Infrastructure Corporation (CIC), the concessionaire of the Manila-Cavite Expressway (CAVITEX), along with its Joint Venture (JV) partner, the Philippine Reclamation Authority (PRA) announced the completion of its Php 78 million heavy maintenance project on critical portions of the expressway.
Started February of this year, the project entailed rehabilitation and repair of road surface distresses such as pavement fractures, distortions, and disintegration along Longos, Bacoor Entry and Exit to CAVITEX, and 1-km portion of the mainline carriageway of Wawa Bridge to Zapote Interchange (Cavite and Manila-Bound).
“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 V. Bontia.
PRA General Manager and CEO, Atty. Janilo E. Rubiato further adds “PRA and CIC are fully committed in providing a safe and high-quality expressway for our 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”.
Last December 2020, CIC and PRA completed its road enhancements project for Segment 1 (R1 Expressway) which covers road widening for additional lanes in Paranaque, Wawa, and Las Pinas bridges from three (3) lanes to four (4) lanes.
The CIC is a subsidiary of the Metro Pacific Tollways Corporation (MPTC). Cavitex is part of a road network being developed by MPTC that will soon connect to the 7.7-kilometer C5 Link Expressway and the 45-kilometer Cavite-Laguna Expressway (CALAX). PRA, through its subsidiary PEA Tollways Corp. (PEATC) performs the operation and maintenance of both the R-1 Expressway and R-1 Expressway Extension which currently makes up the CAVITEX.
Aside from the Cavitex and CALAX, MPTC’s portfolio includes the concessions for the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX), the Subic-Clark Tarlac Expressway (SCTEX), the NLEX Connector Road, and the Cebu-Cordova Link Expressway (CCLEX) in Cebu.
About the writer:
Frederick John Santos. A former media practitioner: he is a previous Social Media News Writer in an AM Radio Station. Now with MPT South, he writes to give information and updates of MPTS’ toll roads among its motorists, stakeholders, and media.