The Tarlac-Pangasinan-La Union Expressway (TPLEX) covering Binalonan to Pozorrubio has been opened to motorists after the Department of Transportation (DOTr) and Toll Regulatory Board (TRB) issued the toll operation permit to Private Infrastructure Development Corp. (PIDC), a subsidiary of San Miguel Corporation.
The toll operation permit was granted by DOTr last Nov.29.
The permit was issued following a joint inspection conducted by the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), TRB technical staff and representatives of PIDC.
During the inspection, PIDC said the segment is “substantially complete and is safe to be operated commercially.”
The new segment of the expressway covers Binalonan to Pozorrubio in Pangasinan.
The segment, which is approximately 10.1-kilometers, is the second to the last portion of the TPLEX project that would be constructed by PIDC.