Planning to drive to Subic soon? Well, good news, because the newly expanded Subic Freeport Expressway (SFEX) is finally complete.
The NLEX Corporation and the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) have announced that the SFEX expansion project, which cost P1.6 billion to build and spans 8.2km, is now 100% finished. Motorists can expect a safer and more convenient time traveling to Subic thanks to dedicated lanes, a new tunnel, and bright new LED lights.
SFEX was already opened to the public back in December 2020, but at the time, some construction activities were still ongoing. With the road’s completion, the DPWH says it will be able to accommodate around 10,000 motorists per day and will help boost the economy during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We continued the construction of the new expressway despite the challenges posed by the pandemic and the stringent health protocols. The construction project also provided jobs and supported the livelihood of our people,” NLEX Corporation president Luigi Bautista said in a statement.
“It was also our way of helping our countrymen manage the economic impact of the health crisis. [Metro Pacific Tollways Corporation] and NLEX continue to stand with the government in its commitment to improve the lives of Filipinos through infrastructure projects such as this.”
Other ongoing NLEX improvement projects include the new 8km NLEX Connector and the Candaba Viaduct Upgrade. So, when do you plan on trying out the new SFEX? Let us know in the comments.