The Toll Regulatory Board (TRB), has recently announced that the Cavitex Infra Corp. (CIC), the operator of the C5 Southlink flyover that connects C5 in Taguig to the C5 Extension in Paranaque and Las Pinas, can no longer collect toll fees starting April 24, 2020, due to expiration of their provisional authority to collect such toll fees.
In a statement sent by the TRB through the Department of Transportation (DOTr), “The TRB wishes to inform motorists that there will be no collection of toll fees at C5 Southlink Expressway starting April 24, following the expiration of CAVITex’s provisional authority to collect.”
The agency added, however, that a motion for the extension of provisional authority to collect toll fees was already filed by the tollway operator on April 23, 2020, and is undergoing process and resolution.
The C5 Southlink Project (Segments 2 and 3) is a toll road project approximately 7.70 kilometers long with a 6-lane (2x3) expressway, stretching from R-1 Expressway (CAVITEx) to SLEx/ C5 and cost Php 12.645 Billion to build. It was opened to the public on July 23, 2019, and is expected to reduce vehicle volume in EDSA by 50,000 (pre-lockdown figures).