Silang Aguinaldo Interchange of CALAX set to open on Nov. 8, will be free for now!

The Silang Aguinaldo Interchange of CALAX may have missed its original opening date in September this year. For those who’ve been waiting, the good news is that it’s set to finally open, and it’s going to be on November 8, 2023. A few hours from now, the 3.9-kilometer stretch can already be used for regular vehicular traffic. Better news? It’s free, for now!

CALAX Silang Aguinaldo Interchange aims to help in decongesting traffic in the area

Calax Silang Aguinaldo Interchange Open Nov 8 2023 Inline 01 Min

Photo: MPTC

Originally slated to open this past September, construction ran longer than expected but that’s all come to pass. When the clock strikes midnight tonight, the Silang Aguinaldo Interchange will finally be open for motorists.

“We’re thrilled about this CALAX expansion, which will not only make life easier for our motorists but also boost the local economy. By providing a quicker and more convenient route to popular destinations in Cavite, we’re creating opportunities for businesses to thrive and for families to make the most of their time together,” said Mr. Raul Ignacio, President, and General Manager of MHI.

Calax Silang Aguinaldo Interchange Toll Plaza Open Nov 8 2023 Inline 02 Min

Photo: MPTC

Expected to have a daily traffic volume of about 5,000 vehicles, the opening of the interchange will prove vital in providing more convenient access to destinations like Silang town and Tagaytay City. Likewise, it’s seen to help in freeing up vehicular flow along the busiest highway in the province of Cavite.

This latest development connects CALAX to Aguinaldo Highway in Silang, further enhancing its accessibility and extending the benefits of convenient travel to the local community and beyond.

Calax Silang Aguinaldo Opening Announcement Inline 03 Min

Photo: CALAX

Just to make this news a whole lot sweeter, motorists will only be charged up to the Silang East Interchange toll fee, marking a customer-centric approach to travel on CALAX. That means motorists can seamlessly navigate this new subsection at zero cost, providing free passage at least until further notice from MPTC and the TRB.

The Silang Aguinaldo Interchange is only one among many more plans to expand CALAX. By 2024, it will cover a stretch of 45 kilometers with 8 interchanges: Technopark, Laguna Boulevard, Santa Rosa-Tagaytay Road, Silang East, Silang (Aguinaldo), Governor’s Drive, Open Canal, and Kawit Interchange. Eventually, CALAX will connect to the Manila-Cavite Expressway (CAVITEX) in Kawit.

It would have been nice if the Silang Aguinaldo Interchange opened in time for Undas, but this is still good news nonetheless. Even better that we can all try it out without costing us extra should we want to scratch that Tagaytay road trip itch, right?

Mikko Juangco
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