By the third quarter of this year, we could be enjoying the benefits of CALAX’s Silang Cavite exit (Subsection 5), which is near Aguinaldo Highway. Public works secretary, Mark Villar, announced that the construction of the 7.2-kilometer, 2x2 lane expressway will link the current Tagaytay-Sta. Rosa Road to Silang is right on track. The Silang exit is near Aguinaldo Highway in Cavite and could open anytime between July and September of this year.
“I am very pleased that despite the mobility challenges brought about by the pandemic, construction for CALAX Subsection 5 remains on track and could soon be made available to motorists in the third quarter of 2021. It is a vital portion of CALAX that could help accelerate the economic progress of Region IV-A, as it links the two provinces of Cavite and Laguna,” said DPWH secretary, Mark Villar.
Metro Pacific Tollways Corporation executive, Bobby Bontia, was also pleased to share that the construction is now 94% complete. Additionally, construction work for the next 2.8-kilometer CALAX Subsection 4 is already underway, with both DPWH and MPTC working together. The segment is now at 18.3% completion.
“DPWH continues to exert full effort in the acquisition of right-of-way for all the remaining segments to be able to deliver the project by the end of 2022”, added Villar.
Currently, the operational segments of CALAX run from Mamplasan, in Biñan to Sta. Rosa, Laguna and serves around 10,000 vehicles daily.
Upon completion, CALAX will span 45-kilometers with 8 interchanges at the following locations: Kawit, Governor’s Drive, Open Canal, Silang (Aguinaldo) Highway, Silang East, Santa Rosa-Tagaytay, Laguna Boulevard, and Laguna Technopark. It shall serve about 45,000 vehicles while cutting travel time between Cavite and Laguna from 2 hours to under an hour.