Cavitex Infrastructure Corp. (CIC), a subsidiary of Metro Pacific Tollways Corp., is looking to open the CAVITEX C5 Link Flyover Extension in the next two weeks.
CIC said that together with its joint-venture partner, the Philippine Reclamation Authority, they are working closely with the Toll Regulatory Board for the opening of Segment 3A2 (from Merville to E. Rodriguez).
The flyover extension will further extend CAVITEX C5 Link’s 2.2-kilometer operational segment that spans from Merville to Taguig (vice versa) with an additional 1.6 kms.
It will provide motorists with more convenient access to and from Taguig, Pasay, and Paranaque, helping decongest the local roads.
CIC is on its last leg of works for the segment, installing traffic signages to help guide motorists on the new traffic flow in the area upon opening.
The CAVITEX C5 Link will span a total of 7.7km and connect to CAVITEX in 2023.
It will help reduce travel time by 30 to 45 minutes for motorists traveling from CAVITEX to Makati, Taguig, and Pasay (vice versa).
CIC president and general manager Raul Ignacio said the project would help decongest major thoroughfares such as EDSA, MIA Road, etc. benefitting around 50,000 motorists daily.
Once opened, the Merville entry/exit ramps will be relocated to the new segment, in front of Shell C5 Southlink.
A service tunnel road will also be opened to the public to manage the traffic of motorists coming from West Service Road going to Merville, Pasay, and Paranaque.
Construction for CAVITEX C5 Link Segment 2 (CAVITEX to Sucat Interchange), meanwhile, remains in full swing, reaching more than 30 percent completion.