Star Tollway Corp. (STC) officials recently met with Batangas Governor Vilma Santos-Recto to report on the development of the P2.3-billion Star Tollway road expansion and improvement project. Gov. Recto re-affirmed her support to STC and said, “Once finished, STAR project will boost the trade and tourism potential of the province of Batangas and further spur economic activities in the province.”
STC’s Tony Reyes, business development head, and Roehl Valdez, toll collection and operations head, assured Gov. Recto that the project, which consists of the construction of two additional lanes from Batangas City to Lipa City, asphalt overlay of Sto.Tomas-Lipa City section, installation of additional lighting, lay-bys, CCTV cameras, fiber optic cables, and other safety features, is expected to be 100% complete very soon.
Since the start of the year, the Star Tollway improvement project, which is substantially complete at 98%, has been providing motorists with good riding comfort and added safety and security.