A faster way to Tagaytay

Back in March, we were one of the first few to witness the progress of the (then) ongoing construction of the Silang interchange of the Cavite-Laguna Expressway (CALAX). Five months later and with right-of-way issues resolved, the Silang East section is finally open to motorists, making travel from Manila to Tagaytay (and parts of Cavite) faster and convenient.

Silang section of CALAX opened, entirety completed by 2023 image

MPCALA, together with representatives from the DPWH, DOTr, and LGUs, inaugurated the fourth section of CALAX. This new section extends the total length of the expressway to 14.24 kilometers, from the previous 10 kilometers. In 2023, the 45-kilometer CALAX is expected to be completed and will connect Biñan, Laguna, and Kawit, Cavite.

“We are grateful for the trust and continued partnership with the government of the Philippines in providing the much-needed mobility infrastructure in the form of CALAX to help boost tourism and economic activity in the CALABARZON Region,” said MPT South president and GM, Bobby Bontia.

Silang section of CALAX opened, entirety completed by 2023 image

“We are confident that we will be able to deliver [the] majority of this high-impact project within the term of President Rodrigo Duterte,” said DPWH secretary, Mark Villar. As approved by the Toll Regulatory Board (TRB), the following toll rates in CALAX will now range from PhP 14 to PhP 64 for Class 1 vehicles, PhP 29 to PhP128 for Class 2 vehicles, and PhP 43 to PhP 192 for Class 3 vehicles, depending on the vehicle’s entry and exit point. CALAX is a Metro Pacific highway. As such, you will need an Easytrip RFID to travel here.

Upon completion of the entire CALAX Project, it will have several interchanges located at the following locations: Kawit, Governor’s Drive, Open Canal, Silang (Aguinaldo) Highway, Silang East, Santa Rosa-Tagaytay, Laguna Boulevard, and Laguna Technopark. It will cut travel time between Cavite and Laguna from 2 hours to under an hour. It was also previously lauded by the Toll Regulatory Board for its advanced features and regarded as the country’s most advanced toll road.