C5 Expressway

Project Description: 
  • The C-5 Expressway is an approximate 27.00 kilometer, six (6) lanes (2x3 lane configuration) all-elevated expressway from the end of NLEX Segment 8.2 in Luzon Avenue, Quezon City to Cavitex C-5 South Link. It will complete the missing segment of the C-5 Circumferential Expressway alignment, a crucial component of the Metro Manila Urban Expressway Network. The project is divided into two (2) sections, namely:

Project Sections

Length (km)


CAVITEX C-5 South Link to Pasig Blvd.



Pasig Blvd. to NLEX C-5 North Link (Segment 8.2)


Project Objectives: 

This project aims to:

  • provide fast and seamless travel for motorists east of Metro Manila and connect Quezon City, Pasig, Taguig and Pasay.
  • enable the facility to address the varying vehicle demand throughout the day while also providing continuous positive protection between opposing flows of traffic.
Project Benefits: 

At the end of the construction, the project is expected to:

  • reduce the usual two-hour travel time during peak periods via C-5 Road to less than 30 minutes.
  • feature the use of Open Road Tolling to improve traffic throughput and reduce delays due to toll payment.
Project Concessionaire: 
  • NLEX Corporation (formerly MNTC) and Cavitex Infrastructure Corporation (CIC)
Project Cost: 
  • Php 92.727 Billion
Project Status: 
  • DPWH confirmed completeness of proposal in accordance with BOT IRR Law on May 9, 2018
  • For Evaluation in accordance with Section 10.7 of the BOT IRR Law
Project Alignment: