Baguio just might be around the three-hour corner now.
Guys, hold on to your seats because the Pozorrubio exit of the Tarlac-Pangasinan-La Union Expressway (TPLex) has finally opened last Wednesday.
“We have been surprised at the magnitude of the impact of TPLEx on the economy of Northern Luzon,” said Mark Gabriel Dumol, president of the Private Infra Development Corp., Inquirer reported.
The 88.85-kilometer expressway aims to decongest the traffic problem along Manila North Road.
“The additional 10-km road would ease traffic and significantly reduce the volume of vehicles as well as travel time from Tarlac to Pozorrubio from two hours and 30 minutes to just 45 minutes,” said Mark Villar, secretary of the Public Works and Highways.
Motorists driving from Balintawak in Quezon City via the North Luzon Expressway (NLex) and the Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway (SCTEx) could reach Baguio City in three hours and 30 minutes on any normal day, according to Inquirer. The City of Pines is just a few hours away.
TOP CARS Manila claims that it only took two hours to get to Baguio from Balintawak.