MOTORISTS will be able to use the P2.01-billion Daang Hari-South Luzon Expressway (SLEX) link road starting July.
According to the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Center website, the target date of commercial operation of the Daang Hari-SLEX will be in July, instead of this month.
It said the project was 96 percent complete as of May.
The Daang Hari-SLEX link, now known as the Muntinlupa-Cavite expressway (MCX), was awarded to Ayala Corp. through AC Infrastructure Holdings Corp.
Concessionaire Ayala Corp. will be responsible for the finance and construction of Segment I, while for Segment II it will be responsible for finance, design, and construction.
The project is a highway linking Cavite to Metro Manila through the SLEX and was the first contract auctioned off under the Aquino administration’s PPP scheme.
It involves the construction of a new four-kilometer, four-lane toll road from the junction of Daang Reyna and Daang Hari in Las Pinas/Bacoor, Cavite to SLEX through the Susana Heights Interchange in Muntinlupa, traversing the New Bilibid Prison reservation.
The proposed link-road will use the Susana Heights Interchange as exit and entry from north and south of SLEX, and will include the construction of a new bridge or widening of the existing bridge crossing SLEX as well as the expansion of the Susana Heights toll plaza.
The project is under the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) and is a build-transfer-operate (BTO) contractual agreement with a concession period of 30 years.