Pozorrubio to Rosario Section of TPLEX to open by July 15

Published June 23, 2020, 12:00 AM

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By Betheena Unite

Travel time from Tarlac to La Union is expected to be drastically reduced from three hours to only an hour when the 11-kilometer segment of the Tarlac-Pangasinan-La Union Expressway (TPLEX) opens on July 15, Public Works and Highways chief Mark Villar said.


The infrastructure department announced that the 11-kilometer Pozorrubio, Pangasinan to Rosario, La Union Section of the 88.85 kilometer TPLEX will be completed by July 15.

“The opening of the project is seen to drastically reduce travel time from Tarlac to Rosario by an hour from the current 3.5 hours,” Villar said.

“With the completion of the last portion of originally designed TPLEX towards Rosario Rotunda (formerly Pugo – Rosario Road / Manila North Road Junction), travelling to the Ilocos Region and Baguio City in the Cordilleras will now be easy,” the secretary added.

From Rosario Rotunda, motorists going to Baguio are given three route options via the Marcos Highway (go further to Pugo) or Kennon Road or the Asin Nangalisan Road.

The P24-billion four-lane toll road project, according to the DPWH, involves the design, financing, construction, operation, and maintenance by the private sector.

San Miguel Corporation’s Private Infra Dev Corporation holds the concession for TPLEX which is integrated with Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway (SCTEx) and the North Luzon Expressway (NLEx) connecting the central and northern Luzon provinces to Manila and beyond.

The entire length of the tollway have nine exits: La Paz in Tarlac City, Victoria, Gerona, Paniqui and Moncada in Tarlac; Rosales, Urdaneta City and Pozzorrubio in Pangasinan, and Rosario in La Union.