C5 LINK EXPRESSWAY TO EASE PARANAQUE TRAFFIC
A new expressway linking C5 Road to CAVITEX Coastal Expressway will ease the traffic woes of thousands of Paranaque residents, according to CAVITEX Infrastructure Corporation, a member of the Metro Pacific Tollways group of companies. The expressway will provide fast, safe and convenient travel for Paranaque residents, who have long been restricted by the congested roads and slow travel to and from the city.
“The C5 Link Expressway Project is a welcome addition to the new roads being constructed in Paranaque City. The alignment will help decongest the service roads of South Super Highway as it provides an alternative road for the residents of Barangays Merville, Moonwalk, Marcelo Green, Sun Valley, Don Bosco, Sto. Nino, Don Galo and BF who are headed towards Pasay, Makati, Manila and other areas north of our city” Mayor Edwin Olivarez said.
The expressway is a 7.7-kilometer urban expressway which is part of the government’s plan for the development of Metro Manila, and is the last unbuilt segment of the Circumferential Road No. 5 loop around the metropolis. The project will benefit Metro Manila travellers on an overall system-wide context because it will not only decongest several Paranaque barangays, but it will also provide easier travel from Taguig, Makati, Pasay, Pasig, Quezon City and northern areas of Manila, Las Pinas and Cavite province.
The project has been endorsed by the Department of Public Works and Highways and the Paranaque city government, and has been issued the environmental compliance certificate by the Department of Natural Resources. Recently, Metro Manila mayors and officials comprising the Regional Development Council have also expressed full support for the project.
The right-of-way for the first segment has been substantially completed, a result of careful evaluation and discussion between the government and CAVITEX. The project’s detailed engineering design has been completed and submitted to the Toll Regulatory Board.
“The C5 Link Expressway project is another solid indication of the Metro Pacific Tollways group of companies’ commitment to provide fast, reliable and convenient travel to its customers within Metro Manila and surrounding provinces. It will benefit not only the residents of Paranaque City but will also spur further economic development of Cavite province and surrounding areas”, said J. Luigi Bautista, President and CEO of Cavitex Infrastructure Corporation. “All the projected preparations are in place and on schedule, and we are ready to commence construction as soon as the notice to proceed is issued by the TRB”, Bautista added.