Cavite–Laguna Expressway

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Cavite–Laguna Expressway
(CALAEx)
Route information
Length47 km (29 mi)
Component
highways
E3
Major junctions
North end E3 (Manila–Cavite Expressway) in Kawit, Cavite
South end E2 (South Luzon Expressway) / AH26 Mamplasan Exit in Biñan, Laguna
Location
Major citiesImus, Dasmariñas, General Trias, Biñan, Santa Rosa
TownsKawit, Silang, Carmona
Highway system
Roads in the Philippines
First CALAEX logo. Still used alternatively.
Construction at Nuvali, Santa Rosa, Laguna as of June 2018, with pillars installed

The Cavite–Laguna Expressway (CALAEx, formerly and occasionally referred to as CALAX[1][2]) is an under-construction expressway, whose alignment is situated in 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.[3] When constructed, it is expected to ease the traffic in the Cavite–Laguna region, particularly in Aguinaldo Highway, Tagaytay–Santa Rosa Road and Governor's Drive.[4]

History[edit]

There were four pre-qualified bidders vying for the CALAEX: 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.[5]

On June 12, 2014, Team Orion, the joint venture of Ayala Corporation and Aboitiz Equity Ventures, 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.[6]

After a brief hiatus, the government decided to rebid the project to ensure that the government gets the best deal. MPCALA Holdings, the consortium led by Metro Pacific Investments Corporation won by submitting a concession premium of PHP 27.3 Billion to be paid to the government. This is higher to San Miguel's bid of PHP 22.2 Billion[7]

Groundbreaking of the project occurred in June 19, 2017, and right-or-way acquisition is continuing as of October 2017.[8] According to a statement by MPCALA Holdings President Luigi Bautista, construction of the Cavite portion of the expressway is expected to begin on April 2018.[9] The Department of Public Works and Highways, headed by Secretary Mark Villar, expects the Laguna segment to be finished by December 2018.[10]

Technical specifications[edit]

  • Name: Cavite–Laguna Expressway or CALAEx
  • Concession holder: MPCALA Holdings Incorporated
  • Operator: MPCALA Holdings Incorporated
  • Concession starting date: 2017
  • Concession ending date: 2052
  • Length: 42 km
  • Highway exits: 8
  • Lanes: 4 Lanes (2 Lanes each direction)
  • Toll plazas: 1
  • Rest and Service Areas: TBA
  • Minimum Height Clearance on Underpasses: 4 metres (13 ft)

Future exits[edit]

Exits will be numbered by kilometre post, with Rizal Park in Manila designated as Kilometre 0

ProvinceCity/MunicipalitykmmiExitNameDestinationsNotes
CaviteKawitKawit N62 (Tirona Highway) / N64 (Antero Soriano Highway)Continuation north as CAVITEx
ImusOpen CanalOpen Canal Road
DasmariñasGovernor's Drive N65 (Governor's Drive)
SilangSilang West (Aguinaldo) N410 (Aguinaldo Highway)Trumpet interchange
Silang EastTibig–Kaong Road / Cavite–Tagaytay–Batangas ExpresswayDiamond interchange
Sta. Rosa–Tagaytay N420 (Santa Rosa–Tagaytay Road)Flat-Y interchange
LagunaBiñanLaguna BoulevardLaguna BoulevardProposed diamond interchange
Laguna TechnoparkLaguna Technopark
Mamplasan E2 (SLEx)Eastern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi
  •       Unopened

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Construction of Cavite-Laguna Expressway on schedule | Philstar.com". philstar.com. Retrieved 2018-07-16.
  2. ^ "Work on Calax seen on track". BusinessMirror. Retrieved 2018-07-16.
  3. ^ "Cavite-Laguna Expressway (CALAEX)". PPP Center.
  4. ^ "CALA Expressway - Laguna side section". Department of Public Works and Highways. Archived from the original on April 4, 2012. Retrieved April 17, 2012.
  5. ^ "DPWH Meets Four Prequalified Bidders for ₱35.42-Billion CALAX Project". PPP Center.
  6. ^ "Ayala-Aboitiz joint venture submits highest bid for CALAEX project". GMA News Online. Retrieved 19 May 2015.
  7. ^ http://www.philstar.com/headlines/2015/05/27/1459156/metro-pacific-tops-calax-bid
  8. ^ "Cavite-Laguna (CALA) Expressway Project". DPWH PPP Center. Department of Public Works and Highways. Retrieved November 4, 2017.
  9. ^ "Cavite toll road construction to start". The Manila Standard. April 9, 2018. Retrieved April 12, 2018.
  10. ^ "DPWH says Laguna side of Calax finished by December". Manila Standard. Retrieved 2018-07-16.