The SFEX has already served over 1.3-M motorists

SFEX Tunnel

More than 1.3 million motorists traveling in and out of Subic have benefited from the Subic Freeport Expressway (SFEX) that was recently expanded.

In a statement, the NLEX Corporation claimed that the SFEX was also seen to have assisted business "(recovering) from the economic impact of the global health crisis” those located in the Freeport area.

NLEX Corporation President and General Manager Luigi Bautista said, “Infrastructure developments like the recently expanded SFEX offer a breath of fresh air amidst the COVID-19 pandemic as they enable access and improve mobility in the Central Luzon region thus offer opportunities for people and businesses alike.”

SFEX-Tipo

Completed last February, the capacity of the P1.6-billion expansion project gave the 8.2-kilometer SFEX two lanes in each direction. The said road also has a total of 16.4 kilometers of new lanes, two new bridges in Jadjad and Argonaut, and a new tunnel were constructed as part of the expansion project.

The project has also prioritized safety as the toll operator has installed LED lights, raised the elevation of the Maritan Highway-Rizal Highway-Tipo Road junction, and improved the area’s drainage system.

Leaders of local government units in Bataan lauded the project.

Hermosa Mayor Antonio Joseph Inton said that the municipality gains because of the smoother and easier travel being facilitated by the expanded expressway.

“Hermosa continues to be progressive with these new infrastructure developments and growing investments. This improved SFEX is a big boost to various businesses housed in the Hermosa Special Economic Zone,” Inton noted.

Aside from that, Dinalupihan Mayor Maria Angela Garcia said that the roadway has promoted the municipality further.

“The vision of the Municipality of Dinalupihan is to be a model agropolis in Central Luzon. Dinalupihan is positioned as a Logistics Hub, and home to globally competitive agricultural products and value adding services. The Subic Freeport Expressway provides critical infrastructure support to Dinalupihan's strategic priorities,” she said.

SFEX Jadjad Bridge

Further, Bautista noted that the infrastructure projects being undertaken are “all aimed at increasing economic productivity and providing the public with better access to businesses, education, employment, and other services.”  

“As a government partner in nation building, we remain committed to afford our motorists and communities the enhanced connectivity and accessibility and be a critical enabler for various industries,” Bautista affirmed.

 NLEX Corporation is a subsidiary of the Metro Pacific Tollways Corporation (MPTC), the toll road arm of the Metro Pacific Investments Corporation (MPIC).

Photos from NLEX Corporation

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