Binalonan-Pozorrubio TPLEX now open, Tarlac to Baguio in 2 hours and 45 minutes

Photo from Sec. Mark Villar's FB Page

Manila, Philippines – On Wednesday, Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark Villar together with Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade opened the 10.10 kilometers segment of the Tarlac Pangasinan-La Union Expressway (TPLEX.

The said segment spanned the Binalonan and Pozorubio towns in Pangasinan.

With this, travel time from Tarlac to Baguio has significantly reduced to 2 hours and 45 minutes.

This expansion also aimed to decongest the traffic problem along Manila North Road, in particular to motorists going to La Union, passing the Binalonan and Pozorrubio highway.

Now, instead of getting through the Manila North Road, those from Binalonan TPLEX can just pass straight ahead to Pozzorubio exit going to Baguio City, especially this Christmas season.

In his Facebook page, Sec. Villar said;

“The additional 10-km road would ease traffic and significantly reduce the volume of vehicles as well as travel time from Tarlac to Pozorrubio from two hours and 30 minutes to just 45 minutes,”

Meanwhile, the last segment of TPLEX, which is the 10.92-kilometer Pozorrubio to Rosario, La Union segment will be finished by June 2019.

Pangasinan Governor Amado Espino also thanked the national government for making the project possible. The provincial government will also benefit it terms of taxes.

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