The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) said last month that the Tarlac–Pangasinan–La Union Expressway (TPLEX) will be completed on July 15, 2020. Well, it’s already July 15, and it looks like the agency has delivered on its previous announcement.
TPLEX operator San Miguel Corporation (SMC) joined the DPWH in formally opening the final 11.43km section of the northern tollway. As it stands, there are now 10 interchanges and 11 toll plazas across the provinces of Tarlac, Pangasinan, and La Union.
“In the face of a global pandemic that has also greatly affected our economy and the livelihoods of many Filipinos, we at San Miguel Corporation remain committed to continuing our investments in growth-generating and job-creating projects that will help build the resilience of our people,” said SMC president Ramon Ang.
This final section extends TPLEX from Pozorrubio in Pangasinan all the way to Rosario in La Union. The DPWH says that through this new stretch of road, getting from Manila to Baguio City in just three hours is now possible. We all know how grueling the traffic up north can be especially during peak seasons like the holidays or in summer, so this definitely comes as good news for motorists.
Granted, of course, most of us won’t be able to use this expressway at the moment in light of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, but we’re surely going to try it out when it’s finally safe to travel. What about you guys? Are you also looking forward to driving through TPLEX soon? Tell us in the comments.