The Cavitex Infrastructure Corporation (CIC), a subsidiary of Metro Pacific Tollways Corporation (MPTC), will begin the rehabilitation of the Manila-Cavite Expressway (CAVITEX) which will last until May of this year.
According to CIC, this rehabilitation was supposed to be scheduled last year. The road works is in preparation for the construction of the CAVITEX-C5 Link that will cut travel time from Bacoor, Cavite to Taguig, Metro Manila to as little as 20 minutes.
“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,” said Roberto V. Bontia, CIC President and General Manager.
Mobilization will start this February 27 and is estimated to last until May of 2021. The project aims to maintain the performance standard of the expressway, improve the quality of carriageway, and drive experience of its motorists.
New Traffic Schemes
Since there will be major rehab works especially on 4 major areas of CAVITEX: Zapote Interchange, Parañaque Toll Plaza, Parañaque Bridge (near Pacific Drive) and MIA Road intersection, a northbound counterflow scheme will be enforced during morning rush hours between 5 AM to 9 AM. The opposite will be enforced during afternoon rush hours southbound between 5 PM to 9 PM.
Additionally, between March 1 and May 15, 2021, the left turn going to Pacific Drive will be closed to all traffic between 5 PM to 9 PM, to give way to the southbound counterflow.
From March 15 to May 21, 2021, Pacific Drive, which has access to the tip of Macapagal Blvd., will be closed to all traffic. All Macapagal-bound and Cavite-bound motorists are directed to take the MIA intersection.
CIC assures the public that they will be coordinating closely with the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) and the Parañaque LGU to ensure that the right-turning vehicles coming from Entertainment City or Macapagal BLVD will not be hampered by city buses who have made the old Coastal Mall their illegal parking/ terminal area.