Cavite–Laguna Expressway

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Cavite–Laguna Expressway
(CALAX)
Route information
Length: 47 km (29 mi)
Major junctions
North end: CAVITEX in Kawit, Cavite
South end: Mamplasan Exit in SLEX, Biñan, Laguna
Location
Major cities:
Towns:
Highway system

Roads in the Philippines

Cavite-Laguna Expressway at Cavite side, southbound passing through Barangay Alapan, Imus City

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.[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]

Technical specifications[edit]

  • 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

Future exits[edit]

  • Exits are numbered by kilometer post, with Rizal Park in Manila designated as Kilometer 0. Exits here are not yet known.
Province City/Municipality Km Mi Destinations Notes
Cavite Kawit 6 N62 (Philippines).svg 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)
Dasmariñas 24 Paliparan-Silang Road
Laguna Santa Rosa 29 Santa Rosa-Tagaytay Road (N420), Nuvali
33 Laguna Boulevard
37 Laguna Technopark
Biñan Mamplasan Toll Barrier
40 E2 (Philippines).svg South Luzon Expressway (E2/AH26) Eastern terminus.
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi
  •       Unopened

Cavite-Tagaytay-Batangas Expressway[edit]

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:

The objective of the new expressway in CALABARZON region is the decongestion of heavy traffic at the main highway of Tagaytay City due to tourism developments in Tagaytay-Nasugbu area.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cavite-Laguna Expressway (CALAX)". PPP Center. 
  2. ^ "CALA Expressway - Laguna side section". Department of Public Works and Highways. Archived from the original on April 4, 2012. 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.