QUEZON CITY, July 24 (PIA)- A P1.6-billion, 2.2-kilometer flyover crossing South Luzon Expressway (SLEX) traversing Taguig and Pasay City was opened to motorists at 8 pm on Tuesday, July 23.
Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark Villar said in a statement, the new flyover would "cut travel time in half from the usual 1.5 hours spent to cross from Villamor Air Base, Pasay area, to Taguig City."
The flyover, called the Cavitex C5 Link Flyover, is part of the C5 South Link project.
It has 3 lanes in each direction and will be "accessible to vehicles plying between Fort Bonifacio, CP Garcia (C5), Taguig City, Paranaque City, Las Pinas City, and Pasay City."
The C5 Link flyover is also expected to reduce vehicular traffic in Sales interchange near Villamor Airbase.
The flyover is also expected to decongest SLEX East and West Service Roads and EDSA.
A promise of a better and more efficient road network awaits motorists and residents of neighboring cities when the 7.7-kilometer C5 Link Expressway comes to its full completion.
"We take small but sure steps at a time, today we open our flyover, the construction of the next 2.1 km section between Merville and Sucat, Las Pinas City will soon start, and eventually connect to the Paranaque side of Cavitex by 2022," said Cavitex Infrastructure Corporation (CIC) president Roberto Bontia.
The P10-billion C5 South Link project was awarded to CIC, which operates the Cavitex. It is a subsidiary of Metro Pacific Tollways Corporation, the tollways unit of the Metro Pacific Investments Corporation. (PIA InfoComm/DPWH)