When completed, the project is expected to reduce travel time between CAVITEX and SLEX by 45 minutes.
Construction of the Cavite-Laguna Expressway (CALAX) has recently begun with ground-breaking ceremonies attended by DPWH (The Department of Public Works and Highways) Secretary Mark Villar, DBM Secretary Benjamin Diokno, DOTr (Department of Transportation) Secretary Arthur Tugade, and other government officials and private partners.
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MPCALA Holdings Inc., a unit of Metro Pacific Investments Corp. (MPIC) broke ground for the 18-kilometer Laguna segment of the Cavite-Laguna Expressway project in Sta. Rosa, Laguna
CALAX project is the 18-kilometer segment in Laguna, a closed-system tolled expressway connecting CAVITEX and SLEX. CALAX will have 8 interchanges in 8 locations and one main toll barrier. When completed, the project is expected to reduce travel time between CAVITEX and SLEX by 45 minutes.
Cavite-Laguna expressway breaks ground
DPWH Secretary Mark Villar as quoted as saying: “The road construction project from Tirona Highway to the end of Greenfield near Mamplasan Exit in Laguna will be closely monitored so that by 2020, our travel time from CAVITEX to SLEX will be reduced to only 45 minutes.”
CALAX also aims to reduce traffic congestion particularly along Governor's Drive, Aguinaldo Highway and the Santa Rosa – Tagaytay Road.
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CALAX project is the 18-kilometer segment in Laguna, a closed-system tolled expressway connecting CAVITEX and SLEX
CALAX is part of a multibillion-peso 45-kilometer superhighway that was awarded by the DPWH to MPCALA Holdings, Inc. of the Metro Pacific Group.
Villar further explained: “Knowing what is at stake with this project that will benefit many generations to come, DPWH will give it all to deliver everything we can and finish the project by 2020.”
The P34.5-billion Cavite-Laguna Expressway (CALAX) will be fully funded by MPCALA Holdings, a sub-unit of MPIC’s Metro Pacific Tollroads Corp. The company expects to complete construction of the tollway by 2020.