10 March 2020, Manila, PHILIPPINES – Construction progress of the LRT-1 Cavite Extension has reached 36.8% completion to date since the start of its civil works last September 2019. The pre-cast yard and staging area have been completed, with pillars already built along the stretch of Dr. Santos Station until MIA Station.
The 11.7-kilometer project of the Light Rail Manila Corporation (LRMC), private operator of LRT-1, is expected to service and benefit 800,000 passengers daily by cutting down travel time between Baclaran and Bacoor from 1 hour and 10 minutes to just about 25 minutes.
With the construction works in full swing, a temporary road closure of the inner most lane (northbound) along CAVITEX – Paranaque bridge is set for implementation from March 17 – 31, 2020. This is to give way to the scheduled test pit works (bridge and pipe inspection) required for the construction in the area relative to the LRT-1 Cavite Extension project.
LRMC works closely with the Department of Transportation (DOTr) and Light Rail Transit Authority (LRTA) for the Cavite Extension project under President Rodrigo Duterte’s Build Build Build program.
“We would like to request for the understanding and cooperation of all motorists using the CAVITEX. The temporary road closure of one lane is necessary to prepare the foundations needed to construct the LRT-1 Cavite Extension in the area and complete it as scheduled. We are working closely with various government offices such as the DOTR, LRTA, Department of Public Works and Highways, Philippine Reclamation Authority, Toll Regulatory Board, Metro Manila Development Authority, Maynilad, CAVITEX Infrastructure Corporation, and the local government units for the construction works and traffic management. We thank the public for their patience, and we would like to reassure them that this temporary inconvenience will bring long-term benefits,“ LRMC Cavite Extension Management Team (CEMT) Project Execution Manager Reynaldo Pangilinan said.
LRMC is a joint venture company of Metro Pacific Investments Corporation’s Metro Pacific Light Rail Corporation (MPLRC), Ayala Corporation’s AC Infrastructure Holdings Corporation (AC Infra), and the Philippine Investment Alliance for Infrastructure’s Macquarie Infrastructure Holdings (Philippines) PTE Ltd. (MIHPL). It assumed operations and maintenance of LRT-1 in September 2015 through a PHP 65-billion 32-year concession agreement with the Department of Transportation and the Light Rail Transit Authority (LRTA). LRT-1 is Metro Manila’s ISO-certified train system.