CALAX Aguinaldo Highway interchange nearing completion

Soon, motorists, as well as riders of expressways legal motorcycles will no longer need to travel on the busy national highways when coming from Manila and going to Silang, Cavite, and eventually to Tagaytay City.

MPCALA – the operator of the Cavite-Laguna Expressway (CALAX) – announced that the Silang Interchange which is near Aguinaldo HWY in Silang, Cavite, will soon be operational, possibly, by Q4 of this year. This will extend CALAX’s operational sections from Mamplasan, Laguna, to Aguinaldo Highway in Silang, Cavite.

 

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MPCALA is a subsidiary of Metro Pacific Tollways Corporation (MPTC), the toll road development arm of the Metro Pacific Investment Corporation (MPIC).

As of today, the 3.9-kilometer, 2x2 lane CALAX subsection is already 56% completed. Part of the ongoing works includes drainage and bridge constructions, excavation and roadway earthworks, and installation of fence and coco net.  

“The Silang (Aguinaldo) Interchange will help decongest the busiest highway in the province of Cavite which is the 41-kilometer Emilio Aguinaldo Highway. Motorists from Manila going to the famous tourist destinations of Silang and Tagaytay, Cavite, will surely benefit from this upcoming project as it offers convenience and shorter travel time,” said Raul Ignacio, president and general manager of MPCALA Holdings Inc.  

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Once operational, the Silang-Aguinaldo Interchange, aside from the Santa Rosa-Tagaytay Road Interchange, will be a convenient alternative exit of CALAX for motorists coming from Metro Manila going to the country’s second summer capital, Tagaytay City. The interchange is 16 kilometers away from the city proper of Tagaytay via Aguinaldo Highway, and the travel time is around 20 minutes only. 

The other interchanges of CALAX such as Open Canal, Governor’s Drive, and Kawit, are targeted to be completed by 2023. Currently, CALAX’s operational segment spans 14.24-kilometer with interchanges at Greenfield-Mamplasan, Laguna Technopark, Laguna BLVD, Santa Rosa-Tagaytay, and Silang East. Upon completion of the entire CALAX project, it will connect to the Manila-Cavite Expressway (CAVITEX) in Kawit, Cavite.