21 August 2013

SCTEX portion damaged by heavy rains

A section of the Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway (SCTEX) south-bound lane has been closed following the damage of a section of the road in Porac, Pampanga.

According to a statement released by the Bases Conversion Development Authority (BCDA), the owner of the SCTEX, heavy rainfall in the past few days caused strong currents in the Pasig Portrero River which eroded part of the road's embankment.

"A section of SCTEX from Clark South going to Porac has been closed as a result to ensure the safety of motorists," the statement said.

The BCDA added that rerouting of traffic flow to and from Subic and surrounding towns is ongoing. A "technical assessment" of the damaged portion is also ongoing.

However, the SCTEX Clark-Tarlac section is still open to vehicular traffic, the BCDA said.

The total cost of the construction of the SCTEX is P34.9 billion with 78% of the cost funded by a loan from the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). (ANC)

A portion of SCTEX damaged by floods. This is around 30km away from Dinalupihan, Bataan.