MANILA — The Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway (SCTEX) will soon have additional toll lanes to make travel more convenient to motorists going to various parts of northern Luzon.
Toll operator NLEX Corporation said it will construct 20 additional lanes in strategically located SCTEX toll plazas to facilitate speedy toll transactions along the expressway.
The toll plaza capacity expansion project which covers Clark North, Clark South, San Miguel, Bamban, and Tarlac toll plazas is expected to start from July until November this year.
“The new lanes aim to enable speedy toll transactions even during peak hours and holidays when traffic volume on the expressway rises sharply,” Luigi Bautista, NLEX Corporation President and General Manager, said in a statement on Wednesday.
“The additional toll lanes will help improve SCTEX’s connectivity in its areas, particularly in Clark, which is being positioned as Asia’s next aerotropolis and investment center,” he added.
One new toll lane each will be built in Clark North entry/exit and Clark South B exit while two new lanes each will be added at Clark South A exit and Tarlac entry/exit to serve motorists traveling in the areas.
Two lanes will be constructed at the San Miguel northbound entry and southbound exit and another lane to the northbound exit. The soon to open Bamban Interchange will likewise have three entry and three exit lanes providing a direct connection to the New Clark City which will be the main venue for this year’s Southeast Asian Games.