|Length:||47 km (29 mi)|
|North end:||CAVITEX in Kawit, Cavite|
|South end:||Mamplasan Exit in SLEX, Biñan, Laguna|
Roads in the Philippines
The Cavite–Laguna Expressway (CALAX) is an under construction expressway that will cross the provinces of Cavite and Laguna in the Philippines. The construction of the four-lane 47-kilometre-long (29 mi) expressway will connect CAVITEX in Kawit, Cavite to SLEX-Mamplasan Interchange and will cost an estimated ₱35.42 billion or US$787 million. When constructed, it is expected to ease the traffic in the Cavite–Laguna region, particularly in Aguinaldo Highway, Sta. Rosa-Tagaytay Road and Governor's Drive.
Build-operate-transfer bidding process
There were four pre-qualified bidders vying for the CALAX: Alloy MTD Philippines Inc.; Team Orion, the consortium of AC Infrastructure Holdings Inc., Aboitiz Land Inc., and Macquarie Infrastructure Holdings Philippines; MPCALA Holdings Inc.; and Optimal Infrastructure Development Inc. of San Miguel Corporation.
On June 12, 2014, Team Orion, the joint venture of Ayala Corp. and Aboitiz Equity Ventures Inc., won the bid, placing a concession payment of ₱11.659 billion for the public-private partnership (PPP) project. Optimal Infrastructure was disqualified on grounds that its bid security fell short of the 180 days required by the government. Its bid envelope specified a financial bid of ₱20.105 billion.
- Name: Cavite-Laguna Expressway or CALAX
- Concession holder: TBA
- Operator: Tollways Management Corporation
- Concession starting date: TBA
- Concession ending date: TBA
- Length: 42 km
- Highway exits: 8
- Lanes: 4 Lanes (2 Lanes each direction)
- Toll plazas: 2
- Rest and Service Areas: TBA
- Minimum Height Clearance on Underpasses: TBA
- Exits are numbered by kilometer post, with Rizal Park in Manila designated as Kilometer 0. Exits here are not yet known.
|Cavite||Kawit||6||Antero Soriano Highway (N64), Tirona Highway/Magdiwang Highway (N62)||Northern terminus. Continues as Manila-Cavite Expressway (CAVITEX) northward.|
|Kawit Toll Barrier|
|General Trias||12||Open Canal Road|
|Dasmariñas||19||Governor's Drive (N65)|
|Silang||23||Aguinaldo Highway (N410)|
|Laguna||Santa Rosa||29||Santa Rosa-Tagaytay Road (N420), Nuvali|
|Biñan||Mamplasan Toll Barrier|
|40||South Luzon Expressway (E2/AH26)||Eastern terminus.|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi
According to the official website of Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), the Cavite-Tagaytay-Batangas Expressway (CTBEx) is a proposed 46 km expressway connects with the proposed Cavite-Laguna Expressway (CALAx) at the municipality of Silang, Cavite. J.P. Laurel St. located at the town of Nasugbu, Batangas is the western terminus of the expressway.
CTBEx has 5 interchanges which are all located near the boundary of Batangas and Cavite. The interchanges are the following:
- Silang East (connects with CALAx)
- Tagaytay (connects with Aguinaldo Highway)
- Tagaytay-Nasugbu Highway
- "Cavite-Laguna Expressway (CALAX)". PPP Center.
- "CALA Expressway - Laguna side section". Department of Public Works and Highways. Archived from the original on April 4, 2012. Retrieved April 17, 2012.
- "DPWH Meets Four Prequalified Bidders for ₱35.42-Billion CALAX Project". PPP Center.
- "Ayala-Aboitiz joint venture submits highest bid for CALAX project". GMA News Online. Retrieved 19 May 2015.