The Department of Public Works and Highways has announced that the Muntinlupa-Cavite Expressway (MCX)--also known as Daang Hari-South Luzon Expressway Link Road--will officially open this Friday, July 24. The new expressway is a "4km, four-lane toll road that will connect Bacoor, Cavite, to the South Luzon Expressway."
"The Muntinlupa-Cavite Expressway will be fully operational on July 24 after its inauguration," said DPWH secretary Rogelio Singson. "We are optimistic that the completion of this toll road would improve Calabarzon’s competitiveness as an investment destination."
According to DPWH, "MCX shall serve as an alternative route from Metro Manila to Cavite and vice versa, cutting travel time by an average of 45 minutes and decongesting traffic in Cavite, Las Piñas and Muntinlupa. Likewise, it will provide new access to the National Bilibid Prison property in Muntinlupa, which is intended to be redeveloped into a mixed commercial, residential and institutional estate."
The MCX is a P2-billion public-private partnership project of DPWH and Ayala Corporation. It features two segments: Segment 1 starting at the junction of Daang Hari-Daang Reyna, Elliptical Road or Rotunda, and ending at Km 2+300; and Segment 2 starting from Km 2+300 and ending at SLEX near Susana Heights Interchange.
May this new expressway make the motoring lives of those living in the south so much easier.