Alternate route to Nuvali via CALAX Laguna Interchange now open

Updated Aug 19, 2020 | Same topic: Automotive Industry Updates
This will also help decongest traffic in Santa-Rosa Tagaytay Road.

Getting to and from Nuvali is now easier as the Laguna Boulevard Interchange and Laguna Technopark Interchange of the Cavite-Laguna Expressway (CALAX) is now open. The two interchanges also give motorists an alternative route to reach Laguna Technopark. 

Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Secretary Mark Villar said the new interchanges of CALAX’s Laguna segment will “allow the flow of output of goods and services that people utilize.” Villar added that the two newly opened interchanges of CALAX are considered to help utilize the growth in the community and the region. 

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DPWH Secretary Mark Villar doing a final inspection on the two newly opened CALAX interchange.

Villar is pleased that the said project has progressed despite the setbacks brought upon by the COVID-19 pandemic. The strict health protocols in line with limiting the spread of the coronavirus affected the mobilization of construction as well as the manpower, according to Villar. 

The Laguna Boulevard and Laguna Technopark interchanges also meant to decongest traffic in Santa-Rosa Tagaytay Road and other local service roads in the area.  

The Toll Regulatory Board has approved the toll rates for the Laguna Boulevard and Laguna Technopark interchanges are as follows:

Santa Rosa-Tagaytay to Greenfield (Mamplasan) Exit

  • Class 1: Php 47
  • Class 2: Php 95
  • Class 3: Php 143

Laguna Boulevard exiting Greenfield (Mamplasan) Exit 

  • Class 1: Php 30
  • Class 2: Php 60
  • Class 3: Php 91

Santa Rosa - Tagaytay to Laguna Technopark Exit 

  • Class 1: Php 32
  • Class 2: Php 65
  • Class 3: Php 98

Laguna Boulevard to Laguna Technopark Exit 

  • Class 1: Php 15
  • Class 2: Php 30
  • Class 3: Php 45

Santa Rosa-Tagaytay to the Laguna Boulevard Eastbound Exit 

  • Class 1: Php 17
  • Class 2: Php 34
  • Class 3: Php 52

Greenfield (Mamplasan) to Laguna Boulevard Westbound Exit 

  • Class 1: Php 30
  • Class 2: Php 60
  • Class 3: Php 91

Laguna Technopark to Laguna Boulevard Westbound Exit 

  • Class 1: Php 15
  • Class 2: Php 30
  • Class 3: Php 45

Greenfield (Mamplasan) to Sta. Rosa-Tagaytay Exit

  • Class 1: Php 47
  • Class 2: Php 95
  • Class 3: Php 143

Laguna Technopark Class to Santa Rosa-Tagaytay Road Exit

  • Class 1: Php 32
  • Class 2: Php 65
  • Class 3: Php 98

Laguna Boulevard to Santa Rosa-Tagaytay Road Exit

  • Class 1: Php 17
  • Class 2: Php 34
  • Class 3: Php 52  

CALAX is a 44.63 km road network that passes through the provinces of Cavite and Laguna. It connects the South Luzon Expressway (SLEX) to the Manila-Cavite Expressway (CAVITEX).

The groundbreaking ceremony for this project was held in March 2019, which initially jumpstarted the construction of CALAX’s Cavite section. The first section of the CALAX was opened in February 2020.    

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Laguna Boulevard Interchange [Photo: CALAX]

The stretch of CALAX starts in Kawit, Cavite up to SLEX-Mamplasan Interchange in Biñan, Laguna. It is set to have interchanges in nine locations, which are the following: Kawit, Daang Hari, Governor’s Drive, Aguinaldo Highway, Silang, Sta. Rosa-Tagaytay, Laguna Blvd., Technopark, and a toll barrier before SLEX. CALAX is also said to reduce the travel time between SLEX and CAVITEX from 90 minutes to around 45 minutes. 

MPCALA Holdings, a unit of the Metro Pacific Investments Corporation (MPIC), was selected by the DPWH as the winning bidder at Php 27.3 billion in June 2015.     

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