Welcome to Manila-Cavite Toll Expressway

The Manila-Cavite Toll Expressway Project (MCTEP), now known as CAVITEX, is a 14-kilometer expressway along the coast of Bacoor Bay after South of Roxas Boulevard which exits to Kawit and the cities of Las Piñas and Bacoor.  It is located 11 kms from Manila, the capital of the Philippines and 7 kms from the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA).  It has two (2) main Toll Plazas in Parañaque and Kawit.  Paranaque toll plaza has (20) lanes and (7) of which are reversible while Kawit has the same number of lanes and (4) of which are also reversible.

MCTEP consists of three (3) expressways namely; R1 Expressway, the C-5 Link Expressway and R1 Expressway Extension including interchanges, traffic lanes, acceleration and deceleration lanes, shoulders, median, laybys, toll plazas, highway signages, streetlights and ancillary facilities.

Each of the expressway is divided into five (5) segments as follows:

R1 Expressway

Segment 1  

Seaside drive to Zapote

C-5 Link Expressway

Segment 2

R1 Interchange to Sucat Interchange


Segment 3

Sucat Interchange to South Luzon Interchange

R1 Expressway Extension

Segment 4

Zapote to Kawit


Segment 5

Kawit to Noveleta

The R1 expressway groundbreaking ceremonies was held on September 14, 1995. Commercial operations began on May 24, 1998 after it was granted a Notice to Start Collection by the Toll Regulatory Board.

The seven (7) kilometer R1 Expressway Extension (Segment 4) was inaugurated by President Benigno Simeon “Noynoy” C. Aquino III on April 27, 2011 and was formally opened to the motoring public on May 1, 2011.   

The Segment 5 was realigned to include Cavite City and Rosario.  To date the project is under preliminary feasibility studies. 

Our News & Updates

On the 12th of June 2022, The nation celebrated the 124th anniversary of the proclamation of Philippine Independence

March was Women's Month. We continue to recognize Women's empowerment and their achievements and listen to their voice including their equal rights in our society.

PEATC paid a courtesy call to the newly appointed Chairman of MMDA Atty. Romando Artes together with a coordination meeting with Traffic Director Noemi Reccio.

PEATC as a GOCC is compliant  with the Freedom of Information (FOI) program