SUBIC BAY FREEPORT-Officials of the NLEX Corporation on Thursday. Sept. 12, led groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of the P1.6-billion Subic Freeport Expressway (SFEx) expansion project.

The project was expected to improve traffic safety and cut travel time to and from this free port.

NLEX Chief Operating Officer Raul Ignacio said the project will reduce travel time from Hermosa, Bataan to this free port to just 10 minutes from an hour.

"And that means comfort mobility and more fun going to Subic," he said.

The expansion of the 8.2-kilometer SFEx includes the construction of two additional expressway lanes, two new bridges and a new tunnel.

Ignacio said an additional lane on each side of the expressway will also be built as part of the project, which is expected to be completed by September 2020.

The Maritan Highway-Rizal Highway-Tipo Road Junction will also be rehabilitated to prevent flooding during rainy days and high tides. Joanna Rose Aglibot/TSB

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