by Frederick John Santos, JUNE 2022
Taguig City – Toll Regulatory Board (TRB) Executive Director Atty Alvin Carullo together with the TRB technical team, the grantor of the Manila-Cavite Toll Expressway Project (MCTEP), inspected the ongoing construction of the CAVITEX C5 Link Flyover extension (Segment 3A2: Merville to E. Rodriguez Ave.) of Cavitex Infrastructure Corporation (CIC) and its joint venture partner, Philippine Reclamation Authority (PRA).
Early this week, the TRB’s inspection team together with CIC representatives checked on the progress of the 1.6km flyover extension that will soon connect to the operational 2.2km Cavitex C5 Link flyover, providing convenient access for motorists bound to SLEX/C5 from Merville and vice versa. As of today, the segment has reached more than 95% completion.
Also discussed during the inspection is the traffic management plan for the area once the extension opens. This entails transferring of the Merville entry and exit ramp to in front of Shell C5 Southlink for better traffic flow. Traffic signalization and signages will be installed in coordination with the local authorities to help manage traffic for motorists bound to the expressway, and those that will use the service road.
“We are pleased to see the progress of the CAVITEX C5 Link. We look forward to it serving an estimated 15,000 motorists, helping lessen their travel time from SLEX to Pasay, Taguig and Paranaque, thereby helping decongest some of our local roads” said TRB Executive Director Atty. Alvin A. Carullo.
Meanwhile, construction for its other segment, Segment 2 (CAVITEX R1 Expressway to Sucat Interchange) also continues in full swing, now reaching more than 30% completion. Once this segment connects CAVITEX to its Sucat Interchange, motorist travel time between the two areas will be reduced by as much as thirty minutes, bypassing traffic from Sucat Road and Quirino Avenue.
“With CAVITEX C5 Link flyover extension opening soon, we urge our motorists to have an Easytrip RFID installed and use it when traveling through our expressways, such as CAVITEX and CAVITEX C5 Link for seamless travel, and avoiding long queues at the cash lanes”, appealed CIC President and General Manager, Mr. Raul L. Ignacio.
To further encourage motorists to avail of its RFID services, free RFID installation and reloading services are made available at CAVITEX C5 Link Customer Service Center. Other installations and reloading sites outside of the expressways are also made available for motorists. Full list may be found here: https://www.easytrip.ph/subscription/rfid-onsite/. Once the entire CAVITEX C5 Link project is completed in 2023, the 7.7km expressway will benefit more than 50,000 motorists. It will reduce travel time from CAVITEX to Makati, Taguig, and Pasay in under forty-five minutes while helping decongest EDSA, MIA Road., Roxas Boulevard and other major thoroughfares.
About the writer:
Frederick John Santos. A former media practitioner: he is a previous Social Media News Writer on an AM Radio Station. Now with MPT South, he writes to give information and updates of MPTS’ toll roads to its motorists, stakeholders, and media.