Attention, motorists from the south: All interchanges along the Laguna segment of the Cavite-Laguna Expressway (CALAX) will be operational starting August 18, 2020.
The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) and the Metro Pacific Tollways Corporation (MPTC) recently held an inspection at the southern tollway and have now given the green light to open the Laguna Boulevard and Laguna Technopark interchanges.
“The community quarantine affected the mobilization of construction, the manpower that oversee the coordination to secure the service roads, and the overall timeline of the project. We have carefully navigated through this situation and we are ready to open these interchanges to the public at 12:01 am on August 18, 2020,” said DPWH secretary Mark Villar. “It is really a delicate balance as we aim to reach more milestones of this project, while keeping our people, the community and the construction sites safe.”
The two new interchanges will provide easy access from Laguna Technopark to Nuvali or the Santa Rosa-Tagaytay Road and vice versa. It will also allow northbound motorists from these areas a shorter and faster route leading to the South Luzon Expressway (SLEX).
Once completed, the 45-kilometer expressway will have nine interchanges, namely: Kawit, Governor’s Drive, Open Canal, Aguinaldo Highway, Silang East, Santa Rosa-Tagaytay, Laguna Boulevard, Laguna Technopark, and Greenfield (Mamplasan). It is estimated it will serve 45,000 vehicles daily.
If you use the tollway often or you plan to do so in the near future, take note that the old Easytrip tags will be phased out on September 30, 2020.In case you need a replacement already, then you should also remember that the new Easytrip RFID stickers are available online. For the specific toll rates, you can refer to the official advisory from the CALAX Facebook page and the images below.