The Department of Transportation-Toll Regulatory Board (DOTr-TRB) issued last 29 November 2017 a Toll Operation Permit (TOP) to the Philippine Infrastructure Development Corporation (PIDC) for the maintenance and operation of the Binalonan-Pozorrubio Segment.
The TOP was issued after a joint inspection conducted by the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), TRB Technical Staff, and representatives of PIDC, who confirmed that the particular portion of TPLEX is “substantially complete and is safe to be operated commercially.”
In compliance with the Toll Concession Agreement, the DPWH, as well as representatives from concerned parties are set to open the TPLEX Segment 7, Section 3A-2 which stretches from Binalonan to Pozorrubio, Pangasinan.
Segment 7, Section 3A-1 of TPLEX officially opened last 28 July 2016.
To date, almost 20,000 vehicles traverse the stretch of existing TPLEX segments daily, from La Paz, Tarlac to Urdaneta, Pangasinan