Cavitex braces for 10% hike in traffic volume with return of face-to-face classes

Cavitex Infrastructure Corp. (CIC) expects a 10 percent increase in daily vehicle count at the Manila-Cavite Expressway (CAVITEX) with the resumption of face-to-face classes by November.

At present, an average of 150,000 motorists traverse the 14-kilometer expressway every day.

To help manage the increasing number of traffic that has now surpassed pre-pandemic numbers, CAVITEX had been activating counterflow lanes for Class 1 vehicles at Manila-bound (in front of Waste Transfer Facility and after Paranaque Toll Plaza) and Cavite-bound (in front of PITX and after Paranaque Toll Plaza) during rush hours of morning and afternoon, respectively and as needed.

CIC continuously reminds customers to avail of its free Easytrip RFID to avoid long queues at cash lanes and for faster lane transactions.

Motorists are also urged to download f MPTC’s latest digital venture, the MPT DriveHub app to plan their travel.

“Our MPT DriveHub app was developed to further elevate our customer experience, so we really encourage them to download it. The app not only allows them to monitor their balance and passages but also provides them with traffic updates that are useful in planning their trips. The app may also be used to connect with us for queries or emergency roadside assistance.” said Raul L. Ignacio, CIC president and general manager.

CIC is a subsidiary of Metro Pacific Tollways Corp. (MPTC), the country’s biggest toll road builder and developer.

MPTC’s domestic portfolio includes the concessions for the Cavite-Laguna Expressway (CALAX), North Luzon Expressway (NLEX), the NLEX Connector Road, the Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway (SCTEX), and the Cebu-Cordova Link Expressway (CCLEX) in Cebu.

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