Friday, April 17, 2009
SLEX and Star Expressway
(Pictures, STAR on top, SLEX bottom)
The South Luzon Expressway (SLEX) was a pathetic "highway" in recent years. Construction work was very long, the potholes and detour roads were plenty, so motorists were punished for long.
Until about late last year or early this year, a big portion of SLEX has been improved, 4 lanes, now motorists can really call it an "expressway".
STAR Expressway in Batangas is another toll road starting from Sto. Tomas all the way down to the entrance in Batangas Port.
Thus, one need not pass through Lipa City and Batangas City and endure the traffic there. Tollgate from Santo Tomas to end of highway at Batangas is P55 for cars and P109 for buses. The road could be about 30 kilometers long, +/- a few kms.