Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Secretary Mark A. Villar today, October 30 led the partial opening of the first segment of Cavite-Laguna Expressway (CALAX) from the Mamplasan Barrier to the Santa Rosa-Tagaytay Road Interchange.
The opening of said CALAX segment was done to provide additional route for motorists in time for Undas.
“It’s a long weekend and apart from paying respects to the dearly departed, I’m sure a lot of families would want to take advantage of this time to do some bonding in Tagaytay, Batangas and Manila. Approximately 10,000 cars are expected to enter and exit through these 2 access points. This section will approximately be 10 minutes to drive. A big cut on travel time compared to the 45-minutes it currently takes to travel Mamplasan to Sta. Rosa-Tagaytay road,” Secretary Villar earlier said.
The entire stretch of CALAX is expected to be completed by 2020, connecting SLEX in Mamplasan and CAVITEX in Kawit, Cavite.
“In order to decongest Sta. Rosa- Tagaytay Road, Governor’s drive, Aguinaldo Highway, it is imperative to deliver the total 45-kilometer length of CALAX by June 2022. Once completed it will only take about 45 minutes to an hour to drive from Mamplasan to Kawit Cavite and will serve about 50,000 vehicles,” Villar explained.