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CALAX Silang East Interchange Nears Completion, to Open This Year

To serve 5,000 motorists daily.
by Clara Rosales
May 3, 2021
Photo/s: Metro Pacific Tollways Corporation

Subsection 5 of the Cavite-Laguna Expressway or CALAX that will connect the Sta. Rosa-Tagaytay Interchange to Silang East Interchange is almost complete, with plans to open to motorists this year, management said.

Its operator, MPCALA Holdings Inc., a subsidiary of the Metro Pacific Tollways Corp, said the 7.2-kilometer expressway is 93% complete.


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"Once operational, we expect CALAX to serve around 5,000 motorists daily, thereby helping decongest traffic along Governor’s Drive, Aguinaldo Highway, and Sta. Rosa-Tagaytay Road. It is also expected to help accelerate economic progress in Laguna and Cavite as it connects the two provinces of Region IV-A," said MPCALA Holdings President and General Manager Roberto V. Bontia.

The expressway is expected to open in the third quarter of 2021.

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Toll structures are already erected. Construction of drainage system, and installation of expressways road and safety features such as road lights, guard rails, and barriers remains on track.

Once complete, CALAX is seen to slash travel time between Cavite and Laguna from to an hour from two hours. The 45-kilometer expressway will serve 45,000 vehicles with eight interchanges in the following locations:

  • Kawit
  • Governor’s Drive
  • Open Canal
  • Silang (Aguinaldo) Highway
  • Silang East
  • Santa Rosa-Tagaytay
  • Laguna Boulevard
  • Laguna Technopark
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