The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) yesterday said that the bidding for a new P29 billion expressway linking SCTEX to Cabanatuan City, Nueva Ecija has been reset from February 2 to February 9,2015.
The first phase of the new expressway, Central Luzon Link Expressway or CCLEx covers 30-kilometers from the Luisita Interchange of Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway (SCTEX) and ends in Cabanatuan is funded by the the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).
The second phase – 23 kilometers from Cabanatuan will be implemented under the public-private partnership program including the operations and maintenance of the entire 53 kilometers CLLEx.
Phase 1 of the CLLEx will cost P14.93 billion will have five interchanges, seven bridges with a length of 1,886 meters each, and 38 overpass/underpass constructions.
Phase 2, or the Cabanatuan-San Jose, Nueva Ecija development, will cost P14.20 billion. It involves the construction of a 35.7-kilometer 2-lane expressway that will connect Cabanatuan City and San Jose City.
When completed, the expressway will support the development of regional urban centers in Central Luzon and the Pacific Ocean Coastal Areas in order to decrease over-concentration of socio-economic activities in Metro Manila, according to the DPWH.