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DOTr and SMC sign Supplemental Toll Operations Agreement for SLEX-TR5

This toll road aims to connect the provinces of Quezon and Bicol

Hopefully, many will be served through the cooperation of these two men and their organizations. PHOTO FROM DOTR

Department of Transportation secretary Art Tugade and San Miguel Corporation president and CEO Ramon Ang have just signed the Supplemental Toll Operations Agreement (STOA) for SLEX-TR5. The objective is to connect the provinces of Quezon and Bicol to increase accessibility, especially with tourist destinations, RORO ports, and fish ports.

This project aims to decongest traffic in Bicol. IMAGE FROM DOTR

TR5 is a four-lane road beginning from the terminal point of SLEX-TR4 at Barangay Mayao in Lucena City, Quezon, and ending at Matnog Sorsogon near its ferry terminal. Spanning around 420km, it will consist of eight segments and a total of 28 interchanges. This will run parallel to the Philippine National Railway, Maharlika Highway, and Padre Burgos National Road.

  • Segment I: Lucena to Gumaca, Quezon, 59.6km
  • Segment II: Gumaca to Tagkawayan, Quezon, 62.4km
  • Segment III: Tagkawayan to Sipocot, Camarines Sur, 59km
  • Segment IV: Sipocot to Naga City, Camarines Sur, 35.4km
  • Segment V: Naga City to Polangui, Albay, 48km
  • Segment VI: Polangui to Legazpi City, Albay, 35km
  • Segment VII: Legaspi to Sorsogon City, Sorsogon, 54.3km
  • Segment VIII: Sorsogon City to Matnog, Sorsogon, 62.78km

Now that the STOA has been signed, it will be submitted to the Office of the President for approval.

Leandro Mangubat

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