Latest update: Toll hike looms for CAVITEX users

Oct 17, 2019 | Same topic: Highlights of the week
A higher toll fee will now be collected for the R1 Expressway after the PRA's proposal to do so was approved by the TRB.

1. Cavitex toll rate increase

Effective on October 24, 2019, the Cavitex Infrastructure Corporation or CIC will be collecting new toll fees for Segment 1, otherwise known as the R1 Expressway. For those who are not aware, this particular expressway runs along the Coastal Road in Parañaque City and is a 7 km portion of CAVITEX.

This was after the Philippine Reclamation Authority or PRA’s petition called the “Approval of the Ad-on Agreed Toll Rate for Phase 1 of Segment 1 Enhancement of the Manila Cavite Expressway Project,” was given the go signal by the TRB or Toll Regulatory Board.

In a statement, CIC President Bobby Bontia said that the approval of their petition is a significantly vital development for their organization as they believe that it will help their cause of providing a safe and very high-quality expressway.

A series of toll booths on Cavitex

The approval of the new toll fees is a very welcome development for CIC

Likewise, the CIC was also given the go-ahead for the provisional initial toll for the Cavitex-C5 link which is also effective on October 24. These toll rates will undoubtedly help in maintaining the C5 link which will, of course, enable the CIC to provide motorists and commuters a safer and less stressful driving experience.

2. The updated rates

For your reference, here are the existing toll rates:

Vehicle Class
Toll
Class 1
Php 24
Class 2
Php 48
Class 3
Php 72

Here is the latest fee that will be collected starting Oct 24:

Vehicle Class
Toll
Class 1
Php 25
Class 2
Php 50
Class 3
Php 75

Here are the new toll rates for the C5-link:

Vehicle Class
Toll
Class 1
Php 22
Class 2
Php 44
Class 3
Php 66

>>> Check out: Increased toll fees applied for popular expressways in the Philippines in 2019.

3. Ongoing improvements on CAVITEX

Apart from the C5-Cavitex link flyover that the CIC had already opened in July of this year, the company is now working on phase 2 of CAVITEX  which involves the expansion of several bridges located in Las Piñas and in Parañaque. This particular project is estimated to be accomplished sometime in 2020.

As for the C5 link, the CIC has said that they will complete the full 7.7 km in a timely manner as it is crucial especially now as it will undoubtedly ease up traffic in and around southern Metro Manila.

A part of the C5-link

The C5-Cavitex link is already being used by thousands for motorists every day so periodical maintenance is a must

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Source: Cesar Guiderone B. Miguel