SFEX 85% Complete
The P1.6 billion Subic Freeport Expressway (SFEX) Capacity Expansion Project is now 85% complete, said NLEX Corp.
In a statement, NLEX Corp said, “Now 85% complete, the capacity expansion of the 8.2-kilometre SFEX is aimed at improving traffic safety and easing travel to and from the Subic Bay Freeport Zone.
The company said that Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark A. Villar recently led the progress inspection of the project, expected to be finished in early 2021. The project also involves the construction of the new tunnel that serves as a “vital link on this key road that connects Bataan and Zambales,” the company added.
The company is also building new bridges and LED lights to enhance the visibility of motorists. . Its objective is to “increase road capacity from one lane in each direction to two lanes,” NLEX Corp. said.
“The SFEX Capacity Expansion is seen to expedite the delivery of goods, support trade and tourism in Subic, and complement Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority’s infrastructure development,” the company added.
The company also noted that they have partnered with the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority for the “the raising of elevation of the Maritan Highway-Rizal and Highway-Tipo Road Junction and enhancing its drainage system to improve flood management in the area.”
NLEX Corp. is a unit of Metro Pacific Tollways Corp.