Traffic has been bad in our area every morning and late afternoon after work. Why? This is because of the construction of the Cavite-Laguna Expressway or CALAEx.
Good thing, Learning Links Academy is very close to our home, and we’re affected by this heavy traffic only when we go out on Friday nights to spend some time in Solenad, Nuvali or to visit Vista Mall Sta. Rosa. But for parents who bring their child to Caritas Don Bosco, DLSU Laguna Campus, Xavier Nuvali, and Miriam College Nuvali, it’s usually a not-so-nice experience every morning especially when they didn’t leave their houses early.
What we do on weekdays when we need to buy something for our kids is to wait for rush-hour traffic to dissipate and we go to Shopwise at Laguna Central Mall. Shopwise closes at 11PM so it’s a go-to place for last-minute shopping during late nights. When it’s still early, we usually go to Marketplace at Westborough Town Center because it’s closer to our place and it closes at 9PM.
Above are some pictures taken last October 6, 2018, and you can see there some developments already for CALAEx. There are more cemented roads, wherein grasses were grown before, and the pillars for the expected elevated expressway just across Laguna Technopark Inc. (LTI) are now positioned.
If you’ll take a closer look at the advisory about CALAEx, you’ll see the following benefits stated there:
1. Decongest traffic at Governor’s Drive, Aguinaldo Highway, and Sta. Rosa-Tagaytay Road
2. Reduce travel time from Cavite and Laguna going to Metro Manila
Those are pretty cool benefits, right? They will be experienced by July 2020, which is the expected date of completion of CALAEx, though there is news that the CALAEx Laguna Blvd.-Mamplasan section will open by December 2018. That’s so exciting! I pray that they’ll really deliver by that date. I’ll be posting more updates on CALAEx in the coming months. 🙂