New connecting route opens in Central Luzon

    Travel time is shortened from 70 minutes to just 20 minutes plying from SCTEX/TPLEX connection in Tarlac City to the intersection of Aliaga-Guimba Road in Aliaga, Nueva Ecija.

    MANILA — An 18-kilometer portion of the Central Luzon Link Expressway (CLLEX) is now accessible for motorists, after the inauguration of the four-lane toll-free expressway project connecting the provinces of Tarlac and Nueva Ecija.

    President Rodrigo Duterte, Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark Villar, Senator Bong Go, and Japanese Ambassador Kazuhiko Koshikawa led the event.

    The DPWH Unified Project Management Office with Undersecretary Emil Sadain and project director Benjamin Bautista of UPMO Roads Management Cluster 1 implemented the new highway project.

    The initial part of CLLEX set for opening are the sections covered by three contract packages: 4.10-kilometer Tarlac Section, 6.40-kilometer Rio Chico River Bridge Section including the 1.5-kilometer Rio Chico Viaduct and Aliaga Section with up and down ramps at Guimba-Aliaga Road. (MP/The MiNT)

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