Villar said works for the 10.10 kilometer segment is almost complete and Private Infra Dev Corp. (PIDC), the concessionaire of the project, has already committed to finish the segment in time to provide ease to motorists during the Christmas season.
"The additional 10 kilometer road would ease traffic and significantly reduce travel time from TarlacAPto Pozorrubio from 2 hours and 30 minutes to just 45 minutes," Villar noted.
The completion of the new segment will make TPLEX a 78.39-kilometer expressway, connecting provinces of Tarlac and Pangasinan.
Secretary Villar said its last section - the 10.92 kilometer Pozorrubio, Pangasinan to Rosario, La Union segment is set for completion in June 2019.
"Upon full completion, TPLEX would reduce travel time from Tarlac to Rosario, La Union from 3.5 Hours to just an hour, benefitting an average of 20,000 vehicles per day," he noted. (DPWH)