The 10.10-km segment of Tarlac-Pangasinan-La Union Expressway (TPLEX) has officially opened today, December 6. As such, this section will span from Binalonan to Pozorrubio, Pangasinan.

“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.”

Private Infra Dev Corp. (PIDC) added that this section will provide ease to motorists during the Christmas season. 

Prior to the opening of the new section, the travel time from Balintawak toll plaza of NLEX to Baguio was approximately 3 and a half hours (according to Google Maps). This may be cut down to just 3 with the opening of the Pozorrubio exit.

Moreover, Secretary Villar noted that the final section of TPLEX—10.92 km from Pozorrubio, Pangasinan to Rosario, La Union—is expected to be completed by June 2019.

As for the toll fee, we called TPLEX and they said that they don’t have the computation yet and we’ll know the rate when we’re there. Guess they like surprises.

But for reference, it will cost you P340 from NLEX-Balintawak to SCTEX-Tarlac exit then another P235 from Tarlac-TPLEX entry to Binalonan, the toll exit before Pozorrubio. We'll leave the remaining math to you.

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