After several weeks of anticipation, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) and the Metro Pacific Tollways Corporation (MPTC) have finally opened the first 10-kilometer segment of the Cavite-Laguna Expressway (CALAX).
The MPTC has announced that from October 31 to November 2, this first segment will be accessible from 6am to 10pm. Beginning November 3, the expressway will still be accessible from 6am to 10pm every Friday and Saturday, but only from 6am to 6pm from Sunday to Thursday.
You can view the official announcement below.
As previously mentioned, the only entry and exit points on CALAX at the moment are in Mamplasan and along the Santa Rosa–Tagaytay Road. Also, toll fees are still waived as of this writing, so all motorists may still enjoy free passage.
If you want a better look at this first segment that is now open to the public, you can check out this drone-shot video from DPWH secretary Mark Villar’s official Facebook page. Here, you’ll also be able to see the current operations past the first 10km segment—and from a better vantage point at that.
What say you? Have you been looking forward to this?