Traffic jam going to Batangas will soon be a thing of the past with the inauguration of the link between South Luzon Expressway (SLEX) and Southern Tagalog Arterial Road (STAR) Tollway.
South Luzon Tollways Corp., the official operator of SLEX, is just waiting for the government's green light to open the road to the public.
"We're waiting for the independent consultant to certify the project, which would then allow the Toll Regulatory Board to issue us a toll operations permit," said Isaac David, president of the South Luzon Tollways Corp., which operates the SLEX "We only have to settle the legal matters but other than that, the link is already fully operational."
Once opened, SLEX-STAR Tollway Link will cut travel time from Calamba, Laguna to Batangas City by over an hour as motorists can avoid the congestion on the national highway in Calamba, Laguna.
SLTC constructed four new lanes, four bridges, four overpasses, a flyover and an underpass to create the 7.8-kilometer SLEX-STAR Tollway Link. Like the Alabang to Calamba section of the SLEX, the SLEX-STAR Tollway Link will be well-lit and monitored by high-definition cameras with an effective range of 1.5 kilometers set one kilometer apart.