The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) is studying an infrastructure proposal that aims to build an expressway to link the areas of Cavite, Tagaytay, and Batangas.
According to the DPWH, the Metro Pacific Investments Corp. pitched in the project to provide an alternative route for commuters and motorists who frequent the south, the Inquirer reports.
The proposal is currently referred to as the Cavite-Tagaytay-Batangas Expressway and will span 46 kilometers starting in Silang, Cavite and ending in Nasugbu, Batangas.
It will also be connected to the Cavite Expressway (Cavitex) and the planned Cavite-Laguna Expressway if it gets approved.
So far, the overall project has been estimated to cost at least P22 billion.
The DPWH for its part is waiting for the Metro Pacific Investments Corp., which also operates the Cavitex to finish its business case study before it submits an official project presentation.
Meanwhile, motorists plying some portions of the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) might have to pay higher fees after the Manila North Tollways Corp. (MNTC) requested for a toll rate hike.
The MNTC justified this with their P2.9 billion NLEX road widening project, which was completed last year.