This specific portion of CALAX is called Subsection 5, a 7.2km 2x2 segment that links the Santa Rosa-Tagaytay interchange to the upcoming Silang East interchange. MPTC shared that toll structures at the Silang interchange are currently being erected, and other final preparations such as drainage construction are already underway. This subsection is targeted to be opened by the third quarter of 2021.
“Once operational, we expect [this segment of] CALAX to serve around 5,000 motorists daily, thereby helping decongest traffic along Governor’s Drive, Aguinaldo Highway, and Sta. Rosa-Tagaytay Road,” said MPCALA Holdings president and general manager Roberto Bontia. “It is also expected to help accelerate economic progress in Laguna and Cavite as it connects the two provinces of Region IV-A.”
After the Silang East interchange, the remaining CALAX access points that have yet to be built are the Kawit, Daang Hari, Governor’s Drive, and Aguinaldo Highway interchanges. The Department of Public Works and Highways estimates that the entire 45km stretch of CALAX will be completed by early 2022. The agency said that the expressway will serve about 45,000 cars daily and that passage from one end to another will only take around 45 minutes.