Motorists that frequent the Cavite-Laguna Expressway (CALAX) to get to Tagaytay will be please to know that the Silang section of the highway system is finally complete.
Following some right-of-way issues, Silang East is finally open to the motorists looking to get to Tagaytay efficiently. The opening of this section will cut down travel time by quite a margin.
MPCALA Holdings Inc, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), the Department of Transportation (DOTr), and the local government units (LGUs) involved inaugurated the opening of the fourth section of the highway, which brings to the total length of the expressway to 14.24 km. The new section adds about 4 kilometers of usable roadways to the highway system, allowing it to reach further to other parts of the south.
The CALAX highway system still has a long way to go. By 2023, the highway should stretch up to 45 kilometers from Biñan, Laguna, all the way to Kawit, Cavite.
It was also announced that CALAX will get additional toll rates following the added section. According to MPT South president and general manager, Bobby Bontia, the toll rate will now range between P14 to P64 for class 1 vehicles and expressway-legal motorcycles. Being a part of the Metro Pacific highway system, motorists will need an Easytrip RFID tag.
We are grateful for the trust and continued partnership with the government of the Philippines in providing the much-needed mobility infrastructure in the form of CALAX to help boost tourism and economic activity in the CALABARZON Region,” said
More interchanges and sections are expected as the CALAX project moves forward. Once complete, travel time between Cavite and Laguna will be reduced to under an hour from 2 hours making travel between these regions effortless by 2023.