SCTEX to Add 20 New Tollways in Effort to Ease Traffic Congestion

Expected completion is in November.

(SPOT.ph) Any beach bum would know that one of the most convenient ways to get to summer destinations like Zambales is by taking the Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway. It's also helpful for those heading to Pangasinan and La Union, thanks to the Tarlac-Pangasinan-La Union Expressway, the tollway's physical extension from Tarlac. It's easy to see why traffic volume in the expressway rises sharply during the holidays, and to ensure speedy transactions during peak hours, NLEX Corporation announced in a statement today, May 15, that 20 new lanes will be constructed in selected toll plazas starting July as part of their toll plaza capacity expansion project.

The project covers Clark North, Clark South, San Miguel, Bamban, and Tarlac toll plazas. To serve the growing number of motorists traveling to and from Clark and Tarlac, additional toll lanes will be built in the area; while the San Miguel toll plaza will be converted into a full interchange with entry and exit points from both northbound and southbound directions. 

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Three entry and exit lanes will also be constructed for the soon-to-open Bamban Interchange, which will be directly connected to New Clark City, the main venue for the 2019 Southeast Asian Games.

"The additional toll lanes will help improve SCTEX's connectivity in its areas, particularly in Clark, which is being positioned as Asia's next aerotropolis and investment center," says Luigi Bautista, president and general manager of NLEX Corporation.

The toll plaza capacity expansion project is expected to be completed by November.

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