Portion of Cavite-Laguna expressway now 93% complete, opens in Q3

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 30) — MPCALA Holdings Inc. on Friday said it is on course to make the 7.2-kilometer link from Sta. Rosa-Tagaytay Interchange to Silang East Interchange of the Cavite-Laguna expressway (CALAX) operational by the third quarter of 2021.

Roberto V. Bontia, MPCALA president and general manager, said Subsection 5, which runs from Santa Rosa-Tagaytay Interchange to Silang East Interchange, is now 93% complete.

Toll structures at the Silang East Interchange are already erected, while works are ongoing for the construction of drainage system, and installation of expressways road and safety features such as road lights, guard rails, and barriers, he added.

"Once operational, we expect CALAX to serve around 5,000 motorists daily, thereby helping decongest traffic along Governor's Drive, Aguinaldo Highway, and Sta. Rosa-Tagaytay Road," Bontia said in a statement. "It is also expected to help accelerate economic progress in Laguna and Cavite as it connects the two provinces of Region IV-A."

The whole 45-kilometer stretch of CALAX includes eight interchanges in Kawit, Governor's Drive, Open Canal, Silang (Aguinaldo) Highway, Silang East, Santa Rosa-Tagaytay, Laguna Boulevard, and Laguna Technopark.

MPCALA is a subsidiary of Metro Pacific Tollways Corp., the tollway arm of conglomerate Metro Pacific Investments Corporation.