Yahoo! My day started out better than expected. The sign board just before the Batangas exit showed the good news. My Christmas wish #1 was granted!! I'll use this route out tomorrow. =)
I clocked segments of today's drive to see how long it would take to get to work via the SLEX extension.
- (0:00) Leaving the house. Timer starts now!
- (0:13) I drove through the SLEX at ~80 kph on average. Didn't note how long the trip was from my exit to the Sto Tomas exit; I think it's probably around 8 km. The bulk of the trip was going to the closest exit to my house.
- (0:38) Got stuck in traffic in Sto Tomas en route to the MakBan road. This route took too much time; it doesn't looking too promising.
- (1:13) Stop the clock! I've parked... at last!!
In contrast, my typical route to work takes about 45 min to traverse and it includes the mountainous stretch of the PCARRD-Jamboree Road. I therefore conclude that the SLEX extension won't be part of my daily route to work. However, the SLEX link certainly shortens the trip to Lipa City.