San Miguel Corporation, the administrator of the Tarlac-Pangasinan-La Union Expressway (TPLEX), has announced that it will open the second section of the highway from Rosales in Pangasinan to Urdaneta, also in Pangasinan, on December 20--just in time for the holiday rush.
According to Inquirer.net, SMC president Ramon Ang added that the new 14km section will be "toll-free until January 20, 2015."
The report said that although the second section is only 95% complete, it will be opened to the public "to ease traffic flow during the holidays." Before it's officially opened, however, the section will be closed again "to complete the remaining construction work."
The third and last section measuring 26km from Urdaneta to Rosario is scheduled to be opened in December 2015.