“The Central Luzon Link Expressway, connecting Tarlac and Nueva Ecija, will be opened this July 15. Wala pong toll sa CLLEX,” Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark Villar said in an update on Facebook.
The said flagship infrastructure project is funded by the Government of the Philippines and an Official Development Assistance (ODA) from the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).
According to DPWH, CLLEX will cut travel time between Tarlac City and Cabanatuan City from 70 minutes to just 20 minutes.
DPWH also noted that at least 11,200 motorists and commuters would be served by CLLEX daily and ease traffic at Daang Maharlika Highway by about 48%.