Southies, how well do you know CALAX?

The Cavite-Laguna Expressway (CALAX) opened during the height of the pandemic and has been steadily gaining popularity among motorists and weekend vacationers. Since its inception, CALAX has become a viable alternative route to Tagaytay. While motorists may bemoan traffic during holidays and peak hours, this work-in-progress expressway promises ease of travel, reduced travel time to under an hour, alleviate traffic, and a safe, efficient, and scenic drive through Laguna and Cavite.

CALAX has now expanded to the Silang (Aguinaldo) Interchange, a significant development that will help decongest the busiest highway in Cavite. This expansion offers a faster route to the emerging tourist destinations of Silang Town and Tagaytay City. It’s expected to cater to an additional 5,000 daily motorists, providing convenient access to these vibrant areas.

Key segments and interchanges  

Looking ahead, CALAX will expand to a total of 45 kilometers by 2024, featuring eight interchanges: Technopark, Laguna Boulevard, Santa Rosa-Tagaytay Road, Silang East, Silang (Aguinaldo), Governor’s Drive, Open Canal, and Kawit. Eventually, CALAX will connect to the Manila-Cavite Expressway (CAVITEX) in Kawit, seamlessly uniting key regions. Currently, its operational segments span from Mamplasan Rotunda to Silang East Interchange.

First Segment:

• Toll Barrier to Mamplasan Rotunda in Binan, Laguna: The starting point of your journey through CALAX.

• Technopark Interchange: Connecting to the BPO, manufacturing, and automotive hub of Laguna.

• Laguna Boulevard Interchange: Direct access to this booming IT and industrial location.

• Santa Rosa-Tagaytay Road Interchange: An alternate route to Tagaytay, improving access to the bustling eco-community in Santa Rosa.

• Silang East Interchange: Another entry point to the popular tourist destination, Tagaytay.

Second Segment:

• Silang Interchange: Provides alternate access to the agro-industrial and business centers of Dasmarinas.

• Governor’s Drive Interchange: Easier route to industrial estates and serene residential communities.

• Open Canal Road Interchange in General Trias: Leads to numerous commercial, residential, and industrial developments.

• CAVITEX Connection: Links to the CAVITEX CALAX Link, serving as the southern end of a network of toll roads offering seamless access through Laguna, Cavite, Las Piñas, Manila, Parañaque, and Taguig.

CALAX is more than just a road; it’s a pathway to a more connected and convenient lifestyle, promising to transform travel through these burgeoning regions. Embrace the future of travel with CALAX, your gateway to seamless, scenic, and swift journeys.

The Metro Pacific Tollways Corporation (MPTC), the toll road development arm of Metro Pacific Investments Corporation (MPIC), is behind CALAX. MPTC also holds concession rights for other major expressways, including the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX), NLEX Connector Road, Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway (SCTEX), and Cebu-Cordova Link Expressway (CCLEX).