We’ve got some pleasant news for motorists: More expressways are set to rise in Metro Manila in a few years, as the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) and the Metro Pacific Tollways Corporation (MPTC) have just broken ground for two new segments of the C5 South Link Expressway.
Segment 3A-1 of this expressway was inaugurated back in July 2019. The new roads to be constructed—namely Segments 2 and 3A-2—will serve as the last few pieces of the entire 7.7-kilometer road network.
Segment 2 is a 1.9km expressway that will extend from the R-1 Expressway in Parañaque to the Sucat interchange. Segment 3A-2, on the other hand, is a 1.6km stretch from the RSG Subdivision to Merville and connects directly to Segment 3A-1. The two new segments are both slated to complete by the second quarter of 2022.
These two new segments will further connect the cities of Makati and Taguig to areas such as Parañaque, Las Piñas, and Cavite. The only remaining portion of the C5 South Link Expressway that has yet to begin construction is Segment 3B—MPTC expecting this to commence by the second quarter of 2021.
“Once operational, Segments 2 and 3A-2 will help provide fast, safe, and efficient movement of people and goods, and create at least 1,000 new jobs in construction, operations and maintenance,” said MPCALA Holdings president Roberto Bontia.
Do you reckon these new roads will help ease traffic in Metro Manila?