The North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) Corporation announced that it will be increasing toll fees starting May 18, 2021. The Toll Regulatory Board (TRB) gave NLEX Corp. the go signal to collect a nominal two to three percent toll increase in the expressway.
NLEX to increase toll fees
NLEX Corp. stated that the said toll increase is part of the approved periodic adjustments due in 2012 and 2014. The company and the TRB agreed to implement the increase on a staggered basis to cushion the impact on the motorists.
The adjusted toll fees will be taking effect at 12:01 a.m. on May 18. Motorists driving Class 1 vehicles need to pay an additional Php 2 in the open system, VAT included. Class 2 (buses and small commercial trucks) vehicles are subjected to a Php 3 increase while Php 4 for Class 3 (large trucks/trailers).
For the entire stretch of NLEX, Class 1 vehicles will pay an additional Php 6
The NLEX open system (Balintawak to Marilao) charges a flat rate per entry. It includes Quezon City, Caloocan City, Valenzuela City, Malabon City, Navotas City, Meycauayan City, and Marilao, Bulacan.
As such, Class 1 vehicles will pay an additional Php 6 when traveling end-to-end between Metro Manila and Mabalacat City in Pampanga. Class 2 and Class 3 vehicles will be charged an additional Php 14, and Php 16 respectively.
NLEX Corp. added that it has been conducting infrastructure projects to improve and maintain the overall safety of the expressway. One of the projects that NLEX Corp. is currently doing is the pavement repairs on several sections of NLEX and Subic–Clark–Tarlac Expressway (SCTEX). The said maintenance works involve asphalt overlay and patching along the 109,886 square meter section of NLEX. Road repairs are also being implemented at SCTEX’s 31,600 square meter section.
NLEX pavement repairs said to be completed in June 2021
Motorists should expect lane closures during the duration of the pavement maintenance works. NLEX Corp. added that “signs and other warning devices are also installed to guide motorists passing the repair sites.” The pavement repairs are said to be completed by June 2021.
Safety repairs are also being undertaken at Pau Bridge in NLEX San Simon, Pampanga, and Gumain Bridge in SCTEX Floridablanca, Pampanga. The repairs include replacement of bearing pad, and realignment of expansion joint. NLEX Corp. is also rehabilitating the Meycauayan and Bigaa bridges.
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