At the Toll Plaza of the Manila–Cavite Expressway (Coastal Road) in Las Piñas, Metro Manila, Philippines. Photographed by RioHondo via Wikimedia Commons

CAVITEX Southbound fly-over opens 2 lanes to ease traffic

The Cavite Expressway (CAVITEX) opened 2 out of the 4 lanes of the Southbound flyover to improve traffic management

  • August 7, 2018

As part of its traffic management scheme for its ongoing roadway enhancements, the Cavite Expressway (CAVITEX) opened 2 out of the 4 lanes of the Southbound flyover. The southbound fly-over aims to improve traffic management at the intersection of Pacific Drive and CAVITEX, which was managed via a stop and go signaling system before the flyover opened.

“The partial opening of the flyover has made a difference in improving the flow of traffic and passage of vehicles in CAVITEX. Motorists will feel the full benefits of its ongoing enhancements once all of the lanes of this facility are opened and all the other enhancements are completed” Department of Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark Villar said when he paid a visit to CAVITEX to inspect the development. 

DPWH Secretary Mark Villar (center) visited the CAVITEX southbound fly-over development. Photo from Build Build Build

“This partial opening will help ease traffic while we continue with the rest of Phase 1 of the construction enhancement works. We expect to complete this Phase 1 by the end of this month or early September. We have positioned Traffic Marshals to guide and direct motorists as they accustom themselves to using this facility. Phase 2, which will involve the widening of the bridges along CAVITEX will commence in September,” said Luigi L. Bautista, President of Cavitex Infrastructure Corporation, one of the concessions of Metro Pacific Tollways Corporation the road infrastructure arm of Metro Pacific Investments Corporation.

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Bautista also encouraged the motorists to avail of the RFID payment mode, since it is more convenient and faster as compared to cash payment. With the RFID, motorists will experience faster travel from the flyover and through the toll plazas.

The second phase of the CAVITEX enhancement works consists of the bridge widening, at the Wawa, Las Pinas area. Total enhancement cost of these two phases is estimated to be at Php 1Billion.

The Cavitex is part of a road network being expanded by the Metro Pacific Tollways Corporation. It will connect to the 7.7-km C5-Southlink which will traverse Taguig, Las Piñas, Paranaque and the 45-km Cavite-Laguna Expressway (CALAEX) until Mamplasan, Biñan, Laguna. 

This announcement was first made by Build Build Build.

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