Breaking ground on April 5, 2005, the Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway (SCTEX) is the country’s longest expressway at 93.77 kilometers. Commercial operations started on April 28, 2008, with the opening of the Subic-Clark Segment and portion of Clark-Tarlac Segment. The opening of the remaining Clark-Tarlac Segment on July 25, 2008 signaled the full operations of the SCTEX.
The SCTEX seeks to transform the Central Luzon region into a world-class logistics hub in the Asia-Pacific region through the integration of economic activities in the Subic Bay Freeport, the Clark Freeport Zone, and the Central Techno Park in Tarlac and by linking major infrastructures such as the Seaport in Subic and the Diosdado Macapagal International Airport in Clark.
The 93.77-kilometer, four-lane expressway is divided into two major segments:
1.Package 1: Subic-Clark Segment – 50.5 kilometers ( Contractor: Kajima-Obayashi-JFE Engineering-Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Inc. Joint Venture)
2.Package 2: Clark-Tarlac segment – 43.27 kilometers (Contractor: Hazama-Taisei-Nippon Steel Joint Venture)
The Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway (SCTEX) is also known for many descriptive phrases: The Philippines’ Newest and Longest Expressway. A World-Class Toll road. Backbone of a New Economic Corridor. Centerpiece of Luzon’s Commercial and logistics Hub. Launch Pad for Region III’s Economic Takeoff. Crown Jewel of the Luzon Urban Beltway. Global Gateway of the Extended W Growth Corridor. A Marvelous Piece of Engineering.
The SCTEX is a flagship project of the Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA). The 94-kilometer tollway is envisioned to transform the Subic-Clark corridor into an international logistics center and commercial hub in the Asia-Pacific rim.