NLEX to hire 1,500 workers to speed up construction of connector project

Robie de Guzman   •   September 29, 2020   •   259

MANILA, Philippines – The North Luzon Expressway Corp. (NLEX) on Tuesday announced it is hiring more than 1,500 technical and skilled workers to accelerate the construction of the 8-kilometer NLEX Connector.

The project is an all-vehicle class elevated expressway that will traverse the Caloocan Interchange, 5th Avenue/C3 Road in Caloocan City pass through España, and eventually link up with the Metro Manila Skyway Stage 3 at PUP Sta. Mesa in Manila.

“We are currently working on the first five-kilometer section of the NLEX Connector from Grace Park, Caloocan City to España St., Sampaloc, Manila. As projected, more than 1,500 workers are needed to accelerate the construction works,” NLEX president and general manager J. Luigi Bautista said.

Bautista said the priority in the hiring of workers will be given to overseas Filipino workers who have been displaced by the coronavirus pandemic.

The P23-billion NLEX Connector aims to significantly cut travel time from NLEX to South Luzon Expressway from two hours to about 20 minutes.

The project is also envisioned to provide improved accessibility for cargo trucks bound for the Manila Ports and the international airports such as NAIA and Clark.

“It is also seen to benefit 35,000 motorists who will be spared from using Metro Manila’s congested city roads since they will traverse their routes mostly above the alignment of the Philippine National Railways,” NLEX said.

The NLEX Connector Project is expected to be completed by 2021.

Pagbabayad ng toll sa NLEX, cashless na simula Nov. 2

Robie de Guzman   •   September 21, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – Simula sa Nobyembre 2 ay cashless na at gagamitan na ng 100% radio frequency identification (RFID) system ang pagbabayad ng toll sa North Luzon Expressway (NLEX).

Ayon sa Metro Pacific Tollways Corporation (MPTC), ang operator ng NLEX, alinsunod ito sa direktiba ng Department of Transportation (DOTr) na magpatupad ng contactless system upang malimitahan ang physical contact sa gitna pa rin ng banta ng novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

Ayon kay Atty. Romulo Junji Quimbo, maaaring magpakabit ng RFID sticker ang mga motorista na dadaan sa NLEX upang hindi sila kailangang magbayad ng cash.

Maaari itong ipakabit ng libre sa NLEX Customer Service Center o kaya ay mag-apply online.

“Ang DOTr bilang tagapangasiwa ng transportation, ay naglabas po ng department order na mahikayat po ang mga kababayan natin, na huwag na pong magdala ng cash. Ang cash po whether sumakay kayo ng bus, o kaya jeep, o kaya sa mga UV, ay nagpapalitan po ng pera doon, at nagsusuklian yun po iniiwasan,” ang wika ni Quimbo.

Para magamit ang RFID, kailangang mag-load ng minimum na P500 sa reloading at online stations.

 “Libre po itong sticker, kinakabit po ito ng Easytrip, ay yun po naman ay may minimum load lang, para lang kayo nagbabayad ng toll kaya lang hindi na po barya ang dala-dala, hindi na po pera, RFID System,” ang pahayag ni Quimbo.

Aniya, sa November 2 na magiging epektibo ang sistema pero bibigyan pa rin naman ng konsiderasyon ang hindi makakapagpakabit ng RFID stickers.

Maaaring bisitahin ang social media accounts ng NLEX Corp. para sa iba pang detalye at katanungan hinggil sa RFID system. – RRD (mula sa ulat ni Correspondent Nestor Torres)

Duterte inspects C3-R10 Section of NLEX-Harbor Link in Caloocan

Aileen Cerrudo   •   March 6, 2020

President Rodrigo Duterte headed the final inspection of the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) Harbor Link C3-R10 Section on Thursday (March 5).

“Let me assure you that this administration will continue to pursue road infrastructure development throughout the country,” he said during his speech.

The P6.5 billion worth expressway is already 90% complete and is expected to divert 30,000 vehicles daily from traffic choke points in the cities of Caloocan, Malabon, Navotas, and Valuenzuela (CAMANAVA).

Travel time is expected to be cut from 60 minutes to just 10 minutes.

Department of Works and Highways (DPWH) Secretary Mark Villar, meanwhile, said the department might decongest EDSA this year.

“With this project alone, we hope to relieve Metro Manila of 30,000 trucks, and vehicles. This 2020, by this Christmas, the landscape of Metro Manila will be changed completely,” he said.

The Harbor Link also aims to boost economic activity in the CAMANAVA area.—AAC (with reports from Rosalie Coz)

NLEX Harbor Link Malabon Exit to temporary close on March 2-5

Aileen Cerrudo   •   March 3, 2020

The Malabon Exit of the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) Harbor Link will be temporarily closed from March 2 to 5 to give way to construction-related activities.

NLEX Corporation posted an advisory on Facebook and posted the schedule of the closure:

  • March 2 (8:00pm) to March 3 (12:00nn)
  • March 4 (10:00pm) to March 5 (11:59pm)

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