If you’re planning a road trip to Tagaytay this holiday season, you’ll be glad to know that there’s a new and faster way to get there. The Cavite-Laguna Expressway (CALAX) Silang (Aguinaldo) Interchange, which connects the expressway’s operational stations from Mamplasan in Biñan City, Laguna, to Aguinaldo Highway in Silang, Cavite, is now open, starting November 8.
According to CALAX’s concessionaire MPCALA Holdings Inc. (MHI), the 3.9-kilometer exit will be free of charge until further notice. “Motorists will only be charged up to the Silang East Interchange toll fee, marking a customer-centric approach to travel on CALAX,” said MHI in a statement on Tuesday.
The new CALAX subsection is expected to cater to an additional 5,000 daily motorists. It will also provide a quicker and more convenient route to popular and emerging destinations in Cavite, including Tagaytay City.
The Silang (Aguinaldo) Interchange is one of the exits of CALAX that leads to Tagaytay, aside from the Santa Rosa-Tagaytay Road Interchange. It is seen to play a significant role in decongesting the busiest highway in Cavite, offering a faster route to the tourism destinations in Silang and Tagaytay City.
CALAX, a public-private partnership between the Department of Public Works and Highways and MHI, is a toll road that links the Manila-Cavite Expressway (CAVITEX) and the South Luzon Expressway (SLEX). It features eight interchanges: Technopark, Laguna Boulevard, Santa Rosa-Tagaytay Road, Silang East, Silang (Aguinaldo), Governor’s Drive, Open Canal, and Kawit Interchange. CALAX will eventually connect to CAVITEX in Kawit, uniting key regions seamlessly.
CALAX is expected to be fully operational by 2024, with a total length of 45 kilometers. It is part of the Metro Pacific Tollways Corporation’s network of expressways that aims to provide world-class infrastructure and services to the Filipino people.