Cavite–Laguna Expressway

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Cavite–Laguna Expressway
(CALAX)
Route information
Length: 47 km (29 mi)
Major junctions
North end: Manila–Cavite Expressway in Kawit, Cavite
South end: Mamplasan Exit in South Luzon Expressway, Biñan, Laguna
Location
Major cities: Imus, Dasmariñas, Biñan, Santa Rosa, General Trias
Towns: Kawit, Silang, Carmona
Highway system
Highways in the Philippines
Cavite-Laguna Expressway at Cavite side, southbound passing through Barangay Alapan, Imus City

The Cavite–Laguna Expressway (CALAX) is a proposed 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.[1] 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.[2]

Build-operate-transfer bidding process[edit]

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.[3]

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.[4]

Future exits[edit]

  • Exits are numbered by kilometer post, with Rizal Park in Manila designated as Kilometer 0. Exits here are not yet known.
Exit number Exit name Interchange type Location Route remarks
6 Kawit (CAVITEx) Exit (End of expressway) Kawit, Cavite This exit will lead to CAVITEx in Kawit. This will be the northern terminus.
12 Open Canal Service Road Exit General Trias, Cavite This exit will lead to Open Canal Service Road (Daang Hari Road Extension) in General Trias.
19 Governor's Drive Exit Dasmariñas This exit will lead to Governor's Drive in Dasmariñas for vehicles going to the cities and municipalities in Cavite.
23 Silang Exit Silang, Cavite This exit will connect to Aguinaldo Highway in Silang for vehicles going to Tagaytay.
24 Silang East Exit Dasmariñas This exit heads directly to Paliparan-Silang Road.
29 Sta. Rosa-Tagaytay Road Exit Santa Rosa, Laguna This exit will go to Santa Rosa-Tagaytay Road. It will also go to Lakeside Economic Zone (Nuvali).
33 Laguna Boulevard Exit This exit will go to Laguna Boulevard in Santa Rosa.
37 Technopark Exit This exit will go directly to Laguna Technopark.
40 SLEX Toll Plaza (End of expressway) Biñan, Laguna This toll plaza will serve for those exiting to the Greenfield City Unilab/LIIP (Mamplasan) Exit in South Luzon Expressway. This will be the last exit of the expressway and the southern terminus in Biñan.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cavite-Laguna Expressway (CALAX)". PPP Center. 
  2. ^ "CALA Expressway - Laguna side section". Department of Public Works and Highways. Retrieved April 17, 2012. 
  3. ^ "DPWH Meets Four Prequalified Bidders for ₱35.42-Billion CALAX Project". PPP Center. 
  4. ^ "Ayala-Aboitiz joint venture submits highest bid for CALAX project". GMA News Online. Retrieved 19 May 2015.