Department of Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark Villar recently announced the opening of the first section of the Cavitex C5 Southlink—a 2.2-kilometer flyover crossing South Luzon Expressway (SLEX) traversing Taguig and Pasay City.
“We are supportive of road engineering solutions for everyday problems. This is a vital project that will cut travel time in half from the usual 1.5 hours spent to cross from Villamor Airbase, Pasay area to Taguig City. With three lanes in each direction of this flyover, passage of the anticipated 8,000 vehicles will be eased when they use the flyover,” announced Secretary Villar.
The PHP 1.6-billion C5 Link flyover is now accessible to vehicles plying between Fort Bonifacio, C.P. Garcia (C5), Taguig City, Parañaque City, Las Piñas City, and Pasay City. The alignment features the bridge that crosses Metro Manila Skyway (at-grade) and South Luzon Expressway (SLEX). The C5 Link flyover is expected to reduce vehicular traffic in Sales interchange near Villamor Airbase. The flyover is also expected to decongest SLEX East and West Service Roads and EDSA.
This is the second public-private partnership with Metro Pacific Tollways Corporation to open this year following the successful completion of the NLEX Harbor Link Segment 10 in February 2019.
A promise of a better and more efficient road network awaits motorists and residents of neighboring cities when the 7.7-kilometer C5 Link Expressway comes to its full completion.
Cavitex Infrastructure Corporation (CIC) president Roberto V. Bontia foresees Cavitex C5 Link Expressway to be the choice thoroughfare for about 50,000 vehicles daily as customers experience the ease of traveling south of Metro Manila from Parañaque Toll Plaza to C5 in Taguig City in under 10 minutes.
Aside from the Cavitex and Cavite-Laguna Expressway (CALAX) network in the south of Manila, Metro Pacific Tollway Corporation’s (MPTC) portfolio includes the concessions for the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX), the Subic-Clark-Tarlc Expressway (SCTEX), the NLEX Connector Road, and the Cebu-Cordova Link Expressway (CCLEX) in Cebu.