A quick look at three planned infrastructure projects South of Manila– LRT 1 expansion, the Daang Hari-South Luzon Expressway link road, CALA Expressway – Cavite side — as read in the Inquirer:
The LRT 1 expansion project aims to stretch the existing 15-kilometer line that ends in Baclaran by an additional 11.7 km to reach Bacoor, Cavite.
From the LRT.gov.ph website:
Start of Construction (Phase 1) August 2012 – August 2014
Start of Construction (Phase 2) September 2014 – March 2016
Commissioning Phase 1 September 2014
Commissioning Phase 2 April 2016
More from the Inquirer article:
Fresh from its victory in the bidding for the Daang Hari-South Luzon Expressway link road, which was the Aquino administration’s first PPP project, Ayala is preparing to bid for the Cala Expressway project, whose likely route would likely be within a “striking distance” from the group’s vast mixed-use estate Nuvali in Sta. Rosa, Francia said.
The 27.5-km Cala Expressway ranks higher on Ayala’s priority list…
From another Inquirer article:
Daang Hari is a major arterial road connecting rapidly growing towns of Imus, Dasmariñas and Bacoor in Cavite to Metro Manila via the SLEx. It will be a new road that will exit South Luzon Expressway near the Susana Heights Interchange and pass through government properties in Muntinlupa, ending at Daang Hari near Verdana Homes in Imus, Cavite. This road provides strategic access to Cavite, much-needed relief to traffic in the congested Alabang-Zapote Road and Commerce Avenue.
Singson said the Daang Hari-SLEx Link Road Project was a “strategic component” of the Metro Manila Urban Expressway Network Master Plan, which intends to provide a high-standard highway within a 200-kilometer radius of Metro Manila. He expected the Daang Hari construction to start by February 2012 for segment 1 and September 2012 for segment 2. The project will be implemented following the Build-Transfer-Operate (BTO) arrangement for a period of 30 years.
CALA Expressway – Cavite side section (27.5 km) from DPWH website:
Project Objective :
To ease traffic congestion and support economic development of the Cavite-Laguna (CALA) region
Project Description :
Construction of a 27.5 km, 4-lane highway from the terminus of the R-1 Expressway in Kawit, Cavite to Aguinaldo Highway at Silang, Cavite and Laguna
Project Cost : P 11.79 Billion (US$ 262 Million)
Construction/Opening: April 2014 – Nov. 2016
Exciting developments indeed, targeted for completion four years from now.
By then I’d hope that the Nuvali business and residential communities–which have much to benefit from and contribute in terms of traffic and actual use to these three projects–will have grown by the hundredfold! 😉