C5 South Link of P10-B CAVITEX on track

Published September 21, 2018, 12:00 AM

by manilabulletin_admin

By Emmie V. Abadilla

The construction of the first section of the P10 Billion Manila-Cavite Toll Expressway (CAVITEX), the 7.7 kilometer, six-lane C-5 South Link Expressway Project (C5 South Link), is on schedule, its concessionaire announced.


C5 South Link will seamlessly connect Circumferential Road 5 (C5) to CAVITEX via Merville and Sucat.

The first 2.2 km section, which connects C5 to Merville, is expected to be completed by the 1st quarter of 2019. Overall, the CAVITEX Project is expected to benefit 50,000 vehicles by decongesting Sales Road in Pasay and EDSA when it starts commercial operations.

Travel time from Parañaque, Las Piñas and Cavite to Taguig will be cut to 20 to 30 minutes from the usual 1 and a half hour drive with the direct access to C5. “C5 South Link is progressing as scheduled,” confirmed Luigi Bautista, President and CEO of the Cavitex Infrastructure Corporation (CIC), the concessionaire of CAVITEX.

“When completed, the road will provide motorists from Parañaque, Las Piñas and Cavite direct access to C5.” “We also want to inform the public that by the end of September, we will be launching girders that will cross the at-grade portion of Skyway and South Luzon Expressway,” he added.

“This is a critical activity of the Project and we expect substantial completion after the girders are installed.” This means that motorists using the Skyway and SLEX between Nichols Toll Plaza and Bicutan need to plan their trips and look for alternative routes. (EVA)