LRT-1 Cavite Extension works resume along CAVITEX – Paranaque bridge

Temporary lane closure effective 15 September 2020

4 September 2020, MANILA, Philippines, — Construction activities for the 11.7-kilometer LRT-1 Cavite Extension project are currently in various stages of development and continue to achieve progress even while the community quarantine is still in place.

With the project in full swing, a temporary lane closure along CAVITEX (southbound) near Paranaque bridge is scheduled to be implemented from September 15 until December 15, 2020 to give way to the pipe relocation works by Maynilad required for the construction in the area relative to the LRT-1 Cavite Extension. This is a follow-through of the test pit works (bridge and pipe inspection) which was conducted in the same area last May 2020.

Since the start of the civil works in September 2019, Light Rail Manila Corporation (LRMC) said that percentage completion rate has reached 40% for the project aspects within LRMC’s scope. To date, the pre-cast yard and staging area have been completed. Bored piles or the deep foundational support are already built along the stretch up to Dr. Santos Station until Ninoy Aquino Avenue. Piers or the elevated structures are starting to be constructed along Ninoy Aquino Avenue as well. Jetty construction works along Paranaque river are almost halfway done, with bored piling works expected to begin soon in the same area.

The project also achieved another milestone with the installation of the first 2 pi-girders (chief horizontal support in a structure) in front of the pre-cast yard along C5 Extension, Las Pinas City. The Cavite Extension project makes use of an above-ground launcher, a special engineering method, to allow for faster execution and minimal effect on the ground-level traffic. The viaducts are transported above-ground instead of street-level.

“LRMC has been in close partnership with Maynilad and CAVITEX Infrastructure Corporation for the necessary activities to prepare the foundation for LRT-1 Cavite Extension. We are thankful for their cooperation, as well as the support from government partners such as the DOTR, LRTA, DPWH, Philippine Reclamation Authority, Toll Regulatory Board, Metro Manila Development Authority, and the local government units. Despite the limitations brought by the quarantine period and the necessary adjustments, we have been able to make progress on this project,” LRMC Cavite Extension Management Team (CEMT) Project Execution Manager Reynaldo Pangilinan said.

“We also request for the continued understanding of all CAVITEX motorists, and advise them to plan their trips ahead. We are aware that this will bring temporary inconvenience. But once the project is completed, travel between Baclaran and Bacoor will be faster, easier, and more convenient for our commuters,” CEMT Project Manager Pangilinan added.

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In photo: Installation of the first pi-girder using straddle carriers (heavy metal equipment)
In photo: Assembly works at the pre-cast yard
In photo: Jetty construction works along Paranaque river
In photo: Bored piling works

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LRMC is a joint venture company of Metro Pacific Investments Corporation and Sumitomo 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.

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