LRT-1 Cavite Extension now at 60% completion

12 August 21, MANILA, Philippines – Phase 1 of the 11.7 km LRT-1 Cavite Extension project is now 60% complete with girder covering the entire stretch of Dr. Santos Station to Pacific Avenue near Asiaworld Station.

Recent construction activities include the launching of pi-girders through above-ground launcher along CAVITEX near Paranaque bridge. The installation of pi-girders will continue along Pacific Avenue which will require closure of both northbound and southbound carriageways from August 16 – 19, 2021 (10PM – 4AM).’

In photo: New pi-girders being installed via launcher along CAVITEX near Paranaque bridge after 100% completion of Girder installation along Paranaque River.

Light Rail Manila Corporation (LRMC), together with Bouygues Travaux Publics as the Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC) contractor, utilizes a special engineering method that allows faster execution and minimal effect on the ground-level traffic. Since the start of civil works in September 2019, construction remains to be in full swing despite the limitations brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic. The viaduct of LRT-1 extension is targeted to be completed by the end of December 2021, while the electro-mechanical works are set to begin in January 2022.

In photos: LRT-1 Cavite Extension uses a world-class engineering method wherein piers, columns, and girders are fabricated in the precast yard and installed via above-ground launcher.

Photo credits: LRMC and Bouygues
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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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