Daang Hari-SLEX toll road ready by yearend

The road is now 40% complete, says the company building it

HALFWAY DONE. The Daang-Hari SLEX connector road will finally be completed this year after experiencing delays. Photo courtesy of the PPP Center

MANILA, Philippines – The toll road linking the South Luzon Expressway (SLEX) and Cavite will be ready by the end of this year.

The 4-kilometer Daang Hari-SLEX Connector Road project of AC Infrastructure Holdings Corporation is now 40% complete and will be open to motorists by end-2014, according to the company’s head Eric Francia.

AC Infrastructure is a wholly owned subsidiary of Ayala Corporation. It won the 2011 public bidding for the connector road – the first major infrastructure project bid out by the Aquino administration under the Public-Private Partnership program.

“We expect to complete construction by the end of the year,” said Francia, who is also managing director of Ayala Corporation.

Daang Hari connects the rapidly growing towns of Imus, Dasmariñas and Bacoor in Cavite to Metro Manila.

AC Infrastructure’s toll road links Daang Hari and SLEX; it starts at the portion of Daang Hari near Verdana Homes in Imus, cuts through government properties in Muntinlupa and ends near the Susana Heights Interchange at SLEX. The toll road serves as access to Cavite, apart from the congested Alabang-Zapote Road.

The project was awarded to AC Infrastructure in 2011, but it suffered delays due to right of way issues and changes in design.

Ayala Corporation is investing heavily in the infrastructure and energy sectors to enhance synergies within the group and create new sources of income. – Rappler.com

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