SMC to open TPLEX-Urdaneta on Saturday

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Dec 18 2014 04:38 PM | Updated as of Dec 19 2014 12:38 AM

MANILA, Philippines - San Miguel is set to open on Saturday the second section of the Tarlac-Pangasinan-La Union Expressway (TPLEX), which will link Carmen to Urdaneta, Pangasinan.

The new segment will help decongest traffic in Northern Luzon during the holiday season.

San Miguel says the 14-kilometer segment of TPLEX-Urdaneta will be toll-free for a month, starting December 20 to January 20, 2015.

The first section of TPLEX opened early this year.

San Miguel plans to complete the third and last section from Urdaneta to Rosario in December next year.

The whole project is expected to reduce road travel from Tarlac to La Union to 45 minutes, from 2 1/2 to 3 1/2 hours. - ANC