Over 100 toll booths open in Luzon expressways for the long weekend

Marje Pelayo   •   October 29, 2018   •   1105

 

MANILA, Philippines – A total of 124 toll booths are now open at the North Luzon Expressway (NLEx) and the Subic–Clark–Tarlac Expressway (SCTEx) to serve motorists bound for the provinces ahead of the upcoming long weekend.

According to NLEx Management, they have also implemented the “Safe Trip mo, Sagot ko” campaign since October 26 and will run until November 1.

A total of 28 toll booths are now open in Balintawak Toll Plaza; 10 in Mindanao Avenue exit road; 20 in Tarlac Toll Plaza and SCTEx Tarlac; 6 in Tipo Plaza in SCTEx southbound exiting Subic Freeport Expressway (SFEx).

Meanwhile, a total of 60 toll booths are now open in Bocaue Toll Plaza until November 4.

The NLEx management will distribute free transit tickets to motorists exiting the Tarlac-Pangasinan-La Union Expressway (TPEx) going to SCTEx.

Meanwhile, for motorists with EasyTrip stickers and radio frequency identification (RFID) there are 27 electronic toll collection booths to drive through.

All toll booths are open 24 hours a day. – Marje Pelayo (with reports from Nestor Torres)

Duterte to lead inauguration of NLEX Harbor Link Segment 10

Robie de Guzman   •   February 28, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte is set to lead the inauguration of the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) Harbor Link Segment 10 on Thursday.

According to Malacañang, the program for the opening of the completed elevated portion of the NLEX Harbor link tollway will be held this afternoon.

The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) earlier said that the 5.65-kilometer road, which traverses the cities of Valenzuela, Malabon and Caloocan, aims to make the delivery of goods quicker and more efficient for truckers as it will directly connect the expressway to the port area and vice versa.

It is also expected to ease travel from C3 Road to NLEX from five (5) to ten (10) minutes, decongest traffic along EDSA and help motorists gain easier access to NLEX as it bypasses the Balintawak Area as well as the Balintawak toll plaza.

A P45 fee is set for the Harbor Link tollway but motorists who will use it for the first two weeks of the opening will not be charged, the DPWH said.

Aside from this, Duterte is also expected to grace the groundbreaking ceremony for the NLEX-SLEX Connector Road Project on Thursday.

The elevated expressway will be four-lane wide and eight-kilometre long. It will traverse from C3 Road Caloocan Interchange to Blumentritt and España roads towards Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP) and Sta. Mesa in Manila.

The construction project, which costs around P23.5 billion, will begin on April 2019 and is expected to be completed by the end of 2020. – Robie de Guzman (with reports from Rosalie Coz)

DPWH to begin construction of NLEX Harbor Link Segment 10

admin   •   August 15, 2017

MANILA, Philippines — The government is set to construct a new elevated expressway in a part of Northern Metro Manila that would connect NLEX and Road 20 to Manila.

On Tuesday, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) and the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) Corporation led the ground breaking ceremony in the NLEX Harbor link segment 10.

The 2.6-kilometer highway will cover the MacArthur Highway in Valenzuela City, Governor Pascual Avenue in Malabon and C3 Road in Caloocan.

Through this, the travel time of vehicles carrying cargoes going to central and northern Luzon will become faster.

The DPWH said the project will be a big help in easing the normally heavy flow of vehicles in Metro Manila.

“There would be a huge cut in congestion, especially along EDSA. Because the trucks that usually ply in Metro Manila can pass through the NLEX via the harbor link,” said DPWH Secretary Mark Villar.

Upon completion, the travel time of motorists from the port area to NLEX is expected to take only 10 minutes.

The project might also help improve businesses and trade in the country.

“We expect a significant contribution of the NLEX system to the Philippine economy. It would be a big relief if we can directly bring to R-10 the NLEX because R-10 has already been cleared and it’s a wide highway,” said Manila North Tollways Corporation president Rod Franco.

As of today, DPWH is addressing the right of way issues in areas that would be covered by the project. The DPWH and NLEX Corporation target to complete the construction of the expressway by December 2018. — Joan Nano| UNTV News & Rescue

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