THE Star Infrastructure Development Corporation (SIDC) recently completed the construction of the Lipa-Santo Toribio toll plaza along Star Tollway in Batangas and opened it to traffic last month.
This toll plaza is an entirely new tollway structure, located at the northern part of Lipa City, providing easier access to the Lipa City Hall and nearby towns like Inosluban and Marawoy on the west side. It is also the nearest exit to Balete town and Marian Orchard on the east side.
Motorists going to Mount Malarayat and Summit Point golf courses as well as cargo trucks and container vans going to Lima and PKI industrial parks can now access the Santo Toribio plaza which is nearer than the Malvar exit.
This new toll plaza is expected to considerably ease traffic in Lipa City, especially when schools open this month.
SIDC is the concessionaire for the 42-kilometer Star Tollway from Santo Tomas to Lipa City, which has undergone major developments last year such as the addition of two northbound lanes on the 20-km Batangas City-Lipa City stretch, asphalt overlay of the entire tollway alignment on both directions and additional lighting.
A state of the art command center, CCTV cameras and an upgraded toll collection system will soon be operational.