Additional section of TPLEX opens


The 10.10-kilometer segment of the Tarlac-Pangasinan-La Union Toll Expressway (TPLEX) spanning Binalonan to Pozorrubio, both in Pangasinan, is now open, the Department of Public Works and Highways recently announced.

“The additional 10 kilometer road would ease traffic and significantly reduce travel time from Tarlac to Pozorrubio from 2 hours and 30 minutes to just 45 minutes,” Public Works Secretary Mark Villar said in a press release.

The completion of the new segment will make TPLEX a 78.39-kilometer expressway connecting the provinces of Tarlac and Pangasinan.

Villar said the last section of TPLEX—the 10.92 kilometers Pozorrubio, Pangasinan to Rosario, La Union segment—is set for completion in June 2019.

“Upon full completion, TPLEX would reduce travel time from Tarlac to Rosario, La Union from 3.5 hours to just an hour, benefitting an average of 20,000 vehicles per day,” he noted.

TPLEX, which opened in 2013, is included in the administration’s Build Build Build infrastructure program.

Private Infra Dev Corp. is the project concessionaire.

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