SLEx-TR4 extension to Laguna, Quezon gets a go signal

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The South Luzon Expressway-Toll Road 4 (SLEx-TR4) extension gets a go signal for construction after years of being delayed.

south luzon expressway • SLEx-TR4 extension to Laguna, Quezon gets a go signal

This extension will expand SLEx from Sto. Tomas in Batangas to Lucena City. This project is divided into 5 sections:

  • Sto Tomas to Makban Laguna (10.58km)
  • Makban to San Pablo City (12.2km)
  • San Pablo City to Tiaong, Quezon (8.1km)
  • Tiaong, Quezon to Candelaria, Quezon (14.4km)
  • Candelaria, Quezon to Lucena City (12.3km)
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According to Public Works Secretary Mark Villar, the project finally pushed through after the DPWH acquired a “significant portion” of the road right of way (ROW).

The SLEx-TR4 was first planned and approved during the term of former president Ferdinand Marcos. Former presidents Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and Benigno Aquino III also held groundbreaking ceremonies on separate occasions. The project slowly progressed due to ROW issues.

Source: Inquirer

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