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Construction of Cavitex C-5 Link new segments underway; completion seen by Q2 2022

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, February 23) — Construction work on the new segments of the ₱15-billion Cavitex C-5 Link Expressway is at full throttle despite the pandemic, its operator said, adding that the target is to open them next year,

Roberto V. Bontia, Cavitex Infrastructure Corporation president and general manager, said Tuesday that despite the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Pangilinan-led firm would “stick to the timeline as close as we can be” to make the new segments up and running by 2022.

“We are doubling our efforts on the construction of Segment 2 and Segment 3A-2 this beginning of 2021,” he said in a statement.

CIC said it is implementing 24/7 construction activities for the multibillion-peso project.

According to CIC, C5 Link Expressway is comprised of Segments 2 and 3. Segment 2 is a 1.9-kilometer, 2×3 lane expressway from Cavitex (R1) Expressway to a proposed interchange at Sucat Segment 3A-2. The interchange is a sub-section of Segment 3 and is a 1.6-kilometer, 2×3 lane expressway from Merville to RSG Subdivision in Parañaque.

The company is eyeing to complete the two segments in the second quarter of 2022.

Once operational, the expressway can cater to about 50,000 motorists a day, the operator said.

This will also cut travel time to Makati and Taguig from Parañaque City, Las Pinas City, and Cavite Province from an hour to about 10 minutes.

‘Heavy’ maintenance in Cavitex

CIC said motorists may experience traffic congestion as the company will conduct maintenance works starting February 27 to keep performance standard of the 14-kilometer toll road. The maintenance works will last for 60 days.

“There will definitely be an effect on the passage of our motorists in the construction areas,” Bontia said.

“We are working together with our [joint venture] partner the Philippine Reclamation Authority and the PEATC (PEA Tollway Corporation) on the implementation of the traffic management activities at Cavitex R1 segment,” he added.

Article and Photo originally posted by CNN Phippines last February 23, 2021, 1:23pm.