Faster travel seen from Pasay to Taguig as C5 Southlink opens


The travel time of motorists going from Villamor Airbase in Pasay City to Taguig City is seen to be cut in half with the opening of the first section of the Cavitex C5 Southlink Tuesday.

The 2.2-kilometer bridge is now accessible to vehicles plying between Fort Bonifacio, C.P. Garcia (C5), Taguig City, Parañaque City, Las Piñas City and Pasay City.

The alignment features the bridge that crosses Metro Manila Skyway (at-grade) and South Luzon Expressway (SLEX). The C5 Link flyover is 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.

Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark Villar said the C5 Southlink is seen to cut the travel time of motorists from Pasay City to Taguig City by half from the usual 1.5 hours.

“With 3 lanes in each direction of this flyover, passage of the antcipated 8,000 vehicles will be eased when they use the flyover,” he said.

The C5 Southlink is the second public-private partnership with Metro Pacific Tollways Corporation to open this year following the successful completion of the NLEX Harbor Link Segment 10 in last February.