Department of Transportation (DOTr) Secretary Arthur Tugade and Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Secretary Mark Villar led the soft opening of the Binalonan –Pozorrubio segment of the Tarlac-Pangasinan-La Union Toll Expressway (TPLEX) on Wednesday.
Also present at the soft opening were the technical staff of the Toll Regulatory Board (TRB) and the Philippine Infrastructure Development Corporation (PIDC), which will maintain and operate the TPLEX Segment 7, Section 3A-2.
The PIDC had confirmed that the particular portion of TPLEX is “substantially complete and is safe to be operated commercially.”
Segment 7 is approximately 10.10 kilometers and is the second to the last portion of the TPLEX project that would be constructed by PIDC.
Segment 7, Section 3A-1 of TPLEX officially opened last July 28, 2016.
To date, almost 20,000 vehicles traverse the stretch of existing TPLEX segments daily, from La Paz, Tarlac to Urdaneta, Pangasinan. rw: wjg