NLEX Corp, a unit of toll road developer Metro Pacific Tollways Corporation, and construction company Sta. Clara International Corporation have signed a P1.6-billion expansion project for Subic Freeport Expressway (SFEX).
The SFEX Capacity Expansion project—which involves constructing two additional expressway lanes, two new bridges at Jadjad and Argonaut, and a tunnel—aims to better accommodate the growing number of vehicles going in and out of Subic Bay Freeport.
In addition, expressway-standard LED lights will be installed to keep SFEX, also known as North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) Segment 7 or Subic-Tipo Expressway, safe and convenient for motorists, particularly for those driving at night, NLEX Corporation, the expressway’s concessionaire, said in a statement.
The project is seen to improve traffic in the area and promote road safety as the new lanes will segregate northbound and southbound motorists along separate carriageways. NLEX Corp said the project will also complement the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority’s (SBMA) infrastructure development program that includes the improvement of airport and seaport, widening of roads, and construction of an SBMA Corporate Center.