Christmas gift ng DPWH! Villar: First segment of CALAX to open on December 2018
Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Secretary Mark Villar on February 8 announced that a segment of the Cavite-Laguna Expressway (CALAX) will be operational by December this year.
The first seven kilometers of CALAX was originally targeted to be opened on February 2019.
But Villar said he asked the contractor for the project, MPCALA Holdings Incorporated, a unit of Metro Pacific Investments Corporation (MPIC), to hasten the expressway construction.
He said the CALAX opening will be the DPWH’s Christmas gift to motorists.
“We asked MPIC if we can expedite it to December 2018 so we have a Christmas gift for the motorists. The original target was to open it in February next year, as a Valentine’s Day gift. But I said, it is more proper to give it as a Christmas present,” Villar explained.
He added that the completion of the rest of CALAX is expected to be completed by 2020.#
The 44.6-kilometer CALAX connects the Cavite Expressway in Kawit, Cavite and the South Luzon Expressway-Mamplasan Interchange in Laguna.
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