SMC tollways unit budgets P15B for SLEX expansion to Quezon
South Luzon Tollways Corp. is alloting P14.85 billion to expand the South Luzon Expressway from Batangas to Quezon province.
Its board has authorized thr company to start negotiations for the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contracts for the SLEX phase 2 toll road 4 project.
Divided into five sections, the project is a 56.87 kilometer four-lane road from Sto. Tomas, Batangas to Tayabas/Lucena in Quezon.
SLTC said the expansion of the SLEX would reduce travel time between Sto. Tomas and Lucena from four hours to one hour.
The project is slated for completion by 2021.