If you’re from Bacoor, Las Piñas, Imus or as far as Naic, chances are, your daily commute to and from work involves riding or driving through the stretch of the Manila-Cavite Expressway or CAVITEX. And, during the past few months, you may have noticed that their team has been working around the clock with heavy equipment repairing some of the most critical sections of the expressway.
Now, CAVITEX reports that these rehab works are done.
Cavitex Infrastructure Corporation (CIC), the concessionaire of the Manila-Cavite Expressway (CAVITEX), along with its joint venture partner, the Philippine Reclamation Authority (PRA), recently announced the completion of its PhP78-million heavy maintenance project on critical portions of the expressway.
Started in February of this year, the project entailed rehabilitation and repair of road surface distresses such as pavement fractures, distortions, and disintegration along the Longos, Bacoor Entry and Exit to CAVITEX, and a 1-km portion of the mainline carriageway from Wawa Bridge to Zapote Interchange (Cavite and Manila-Bound).
“With the recently completed heavy maintenance project in CAVITEX, we now have safer carriageways and smoother roads that help improve the overall driving experience of our motorists. Despite challenges brought about by the pandemic, we continue to invest on projects that will ensure the safety and convenience of our toll road users,” said CIC president and GM, Bobby Bontia.
In December of last year, CIC and PRA completed its road enhancements project for Segment 1 (R-1 Expressway) which covers road widening for additional lanes in Paranaque, Wawa, and Las Pinas bridges from 3 lanes to 4 lanes.
The CIC is a subsidiary of the Metro Pacific Tollways Corporation (MPTC). CAVITEX is part of a road network being developed by MPTC that will soon connect to the 7.7-kilometer C5 Link Expressway and the 45-kilometer Cavite-Laguna Expressway (CALAX). PRA, through its subsidiary PEA Tollways Corp. (PEATC) performs the operation and maintenance of both the R-1 Expressway and R-1 Expressway Extension which currently makes up the CAVITEX.
Aside from the CAVITEX and CALAX, MPTC’s portfolio includes the concessions for the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX), the Subic-Clark Tarlac Expressway (SCTEX), the NLEX Connector Road, and the Cebu-Cordova Link Expressway (CCLEX) in Cebu.