The Subic-Tipo Expressway is widened!

The Subic-Tipo Expressway is widened!

Ze535. This is the starting end of the Subic-Tipo Expressway, at this end there were already 4 lanes, they are separated now to construct the new connections to the SBFZ roads.

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The Subic-Tipo Expressway is built by the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) after the U.S. Navy left and turned over the former Naval Base to the Philippines. It is about 9 km long has only two lanes. As the Subic Bay Freeport Zone (SBFZ) expanded traffic became a problem, especially with the slow truck going up the hill.

SBMA, managing SBFZ, requested and now it is being done to widen the Subic-Tipo Expressway by two additional lanes. It is done on the north side of the expressway, at some places extra space is available to widen it, at other the ridgeline, embankments have to be cut down. A new tunnel and a new bridge over the Jadjad River is also required.

These pictures were shot from a moving car on the 30th of July in the direction of the former Tipo Toll Gate and the last 4 images were shot on the 5th of Aug. 2019 in the direction, back to the SBFZ. It was raining and some pictures have reflections of my dashboard.

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Ze536. This is Google Earth image of the Subic-Tipo Expressway with the landmarks of this album marked in.

Ze537. This is traffic innovation, at this place not far from the start used to be the road branch off to the Naval Base Georg Dewey High School but is now used for the light vehicles to enter and exit the expressway onto or from the Kalayaan Housing Road during this construction.

Ze538. Here is a place where the north side embankment of the Subic-Tipo Expressway has to be cut away, a big job.

Ze539. Here is another place where the north side embankment of the Subic-Tipo Expressway has to be cut away. This is maybe at the One KM mark from SBFZ; about here I had my accident, about 7 month ago.

Ze540. Here is yet another place where the north side embankment of the Subic-Tipo Expressway has to be cut away. This is maybe at the One KM mark from SBFZ; about here I had my accident, about 7 month ago.

Ze541. Some areas along the north side of the Subic-Tipo expressway are flat and can be widened easy, at other areas the embankment has to be cut down.

Ze542. Some areas along the north side of the Subic-Tipo expressway are flat and can be widened easy, at other areas the embankment has to be cut down. We are getting close to the tunnel.

Ze543. We are at the SBFZ end of the Subic-Tipo Expressway tunnel and here a new tunnel needs to be cut.

Ze544. We are at the SBFZ end of the Subic-Tipo Expressway tunnel and here a new tunnel needs to be cut.

Ze545. We are approaching the SBFZ Tipo security gate; here at the north side of the Subic Expressway is flat land which can be easily widened.

Ze546. We are approaching the Jadjad River and bridge, here at the north side of the Subic Expressway is flat land which can be easily widened.

Ze547. We just crossed the Jadjad River Bridge and on this side work has started to build another two lane bridge over the Jadjad River for the Subic-Tipo Expressway.

Ze548. This used to be the place of the Subic-Tipo Expressway toll gate and that organization had a place of operation here, which the road is going to it. The Subic-Tipo Expressway was incorporated into the North Luzon Expressway and this toll gate was eliminated.

Ze549. This is the first picture of going into the SBFZ direction on the Subic-Tipo Expressway and this is the place of the eliminated toll gate was. This picture has a reflection from my dashboard, here the north side of road is flat and the widening will be easier here.

Ze550. We are now approaching the Jadjad Bridge from the other side and are driving in the direction towards SBFZ along the Subic-Tipo Expressway. Work is going on for the 2nd bridge over the Jadjad River.

Ze551. We are now approaching the Jadjad Bridge from the other side and are driving in the direction towards SBFZ along the Subic-Tipo Expressway. Work is going on for the 2nd bridge over the Jadjad River. Here the road widening will be easier; the north side of the road is flat.

Ze552. Now we are approaching the Subic-Tipo Expressway Tunnel from the east side, work is going on here for the 2nd tunnel.

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