An alternative entry into the Manila-Cavite Expressway (CAVITEX) is opening next week.
According to CAVITEX Infrastructure Corporation (CIC) with its joint venture partner, Philippine Reclamation Authority (PRA), the Pacific Drive entry into the CAVITEX will be opened to motorists starting 14 September 2020, and is expected to serve up to 90,000 vehicles daily. The opening of Pacific Drive entry compliments the Roxas Boulevard entry and is part of the enhancement projects on the 14-kilometer expressway.
“Motorists will be able to enter the CAVITEX through D. Macapagal Boulevard, easing traffic from Roxas Boulevard and roads around Entertainment City and other areas such as Manila, Pasay, Paranaque, especially now that vehicular volume along the CAVITEX is increasing with the relaxing of the quarantine status in Metro Manila and CALABARZON,” said Roberto V. Bontia, CIC President and General Manager.
With the opening of Pacific Drive entry, Bontia again reminds motorists to avail of the Easytrip RFID before the CAVITEX and other tollroads across Luzon convert all cash lanes into RFID (“Radio Frequency Identification”) lanes starting on November 2, 2020. This follows DOTr (“Department of Transportation”) Order No. 2020-012 that requires all tollroad concessionaires to do away with cash transactions to mitigate the spread of Covid-19 and ensure a smooth flow of traffic along expressways.
The Easytrip RFID can be purchased and reloaded directly at 24/7 Customer Service Centers along the CAVITEX. Reloading may also be done online via PayMaya, BDO, ECPay and other partner-merchants of Easytrip. The initial and succeeding loads are non-expiring and consumable.
Metro Pacific tollroads also accept the Autosweep RFID used along the South Luzon Expressway (SLEX), the NAIA Expressway (NAIAX) and the Muntinlupa-Cavite Expressway (MCX) upon enrollment and activation. Motorists need only to bring their vehicles with the Autosweep RFID to any Easytrip installation and reloading site, top up an initial load of PhP 200, then will be able to use their Autosweep RFID at Metro Pacific tollroads 24-hours upon activation.
Aside from the CAVITEX, the Easytrip RFID can also be used along the CAVITEX C5 Link Expressway and other expressways operated by the Metro Pacific Tollways Group; namely, the Cavite-Laguna Expressway (CALAX), the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) and the Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway (SCTEX).