The 27-kilometer Cavite Section of Cavite-Laguna Expressway (CALAX) Project broke ground on Wednesday, March 27, 2019.
Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark A. Villar led the groundbreaking ceremony of the segment which forms part of the 45-kilometer CALAX toll road project that will reduce traffic congestion along Governor’s Drive, Aguinaldo Highway and Sta. Rosa-Tagaytay Road, and reduce travel time from Cavite Expressway to South Luzon Expressway (SLEX) by about 45 minutes.
“We are glad to announce that both the Cavite and Laguna segments are now under construction and are aimed for completion by 2020,” said DPWH Secretary Villar.
CALAX is a four (4) lane toll road project which starts from CAVITEX in Kawit, Cavite and ends at the SLEX-Mamplasan Interchange in Biñan, Laguna with eight (8) interchanges and one (1) main toll barrier. It also has a bridge component of 12,207 meters inclusive of 4,618 meters of viaduct.
Its Laguna Segment which commenced in June 2017 involves the construction of an 18-kilometer new road from Silang (Aguinaldo) Interchange to the existing Mamplasan Interchange of South Luzon Expressway (SLEX) in Biñan, Laguna.
Cavite Segment of CALAX on the other hand is 9-kilometer longer than the Laguna Segment and starts from CAVITEX Connection in Kawit, Cavite to Silang (Aguinaldo) Interchange.
The P35.425 Billion Cavite-Laguna Expressway (CALAX) Project is being implemented by the private concessionaire MPCALA Holdings, Inc. of the Metro Pacific Group under Public-Private Partnership Program of the government.