P1.6B new Subic Freeport-SCTEx expanded link opens

The expanded road link between Subic Bay Freeport and Subic-Clark-Tarlac-Expressway (SCTEx) is now completed and has been open  since February 19, Friday. The new Subic Freeport Expressway (SFEx) is now complete and ready for motorists.

The newly constructed 8.2 km road aims to provide better, faster, and safer access to the economic zone. As per Wilma Eisma, Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) administrator, greater benefits await, as the expanded road will accelerate economic growth in the Subic Bay Freeport and other surrounding areas.

This expansion project included the addition of two expressway lanes, two bridges at the Jadjad and Argonaut roads, as well as a new two-lane tunnel. Officials also graced the SFEx inauguration included Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea, Public Works Secretary Mark Villar, Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade, and Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque.

According to Roque, this has been one of the key projects included in President Duterte’s Build-Build-Build program. He further elaborated that the government is “working non-stop to provide essential services to the people.”. Plus, he also claims that travel time from Manila to Subic Freeport is significantly shortened because of the newly completed project

Luigi Bautista, North Luzon Expressway (NLEx) Corp. President, pointed out that the newly constructed road shall accelerate business activity and facilitate the flow of goods and services to Subic and back.

We continued the construction of the new expressway despite the challenges posed by the pandemic and the stringent health protocols. The construction project also provided jobs and supported the livelihood of our people.

Again, the SFEx expansion project spans 8.2 km with a total construction cost of P1.6 billion. Motorists can now expect a safer and more convenient experience on the road to Subic, all thanks to the new dedicated lanes, new tunnel, and the LED lighting system that come with the completed expanded link project.

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