NLEX closes a number of RFID toll lanes for system enhancement 

Updated Jun 01, 2021 | Same topic: Automotive Industry Updates

NLEX is going to be pretty busy this June

If you travel via North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) on a regular basis, then be aware that the NLEX Corporation will be temporarily closing several lanes of its toll plazas to make way for system enhancement. To this end, we can expect that the lines of motorists waiting to pass through the said toll plazas will be longer than usual.

A picture of a toll plaza on NLEX

NLEX Corp. is working on a lot of things in the coming months 

Here is a list of the said toll plazas that will have closed lanes, and their respective dates of closure: 

Toll Plaza w/ closed lanes 


Ciudad de Victoria Northbound Exit X03 

June 1-2 

Tambobong Northbound Exit X02 

June 1-2 

Sta Rita Northbound Exit X06 

June 1-2 

Pulilan Northbound Exit X02 

June 3-4 

Pulilan Southbound Exit X02 

June 3-4 

San Simon Southbound Exit X02 

June 3-4 

San Fernando Northbound Exit X02 

June 3-4 

Meycauayan Southbound Entry S04 

June 5-6 

Tabang Northbound Exit X07 

June 5-6 

Balagtas Northbound Exit X04 

June 5-6 

Sta Rita Southbound Exit X02 

June 5-6 

While NLEX Corporation didn’t say what the “enhancements” entails, do remember that the Radio-frequency identification (RFID) toll collection system still has hiccups namely the issue of the occasional failure to scan RFID stickers. With these updates, maybe the company can enhance the scanner’s ability to read RFID stickers thus providing a more seamless experience on NLEX. 

Lastly, the Meycauayan Bridge’s Manila-bound lane in Bulacan will also be closed, and so a counterflow traffic scheme will be assumed on the northbound lane. This is scheduled to take place on the following date and time: 

June 1, 10:00 p.m. to June 2, 4:00 a.m. 

June 2, 10:00 p.m. to June 3, 4:00 a.m. 

June 3, 10:00 p.m. to June 4, 4:00 a.m. 

The closures for the said section of the bridge will allow for girder replacements.

A picture of men repairing a birdge

Repairs on the Meycauayan Bridge is expected to be completed by September 2021

Coupled with the system enhancement and the road works, it looks like traveling on NLEX will be slower in June. Do note however that while these may affect your travel times temporarily, it will further enhance the tollway thus providing even more convenience for its users.  

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Cesar G.B. Miguel

Cesar G.B. Miguel


Cesar is a graduate of AB English with previous experience working as a freelance writer for varied internet publications in-between his former stints in the Pharmaceutical Industry, and later as a First Aid Provider and Training Staff at the Iligan City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office.

Since childhood, Cesar has been keenly interested in cars. He has learned the ins and outs of these marvelous vehicles and is a competent amateur mechanic who is keen on sharing his knowledge.

Cesar is perceptive of car culture in general – not only in the Philippines but in global regard, as well. His knowledge ranges from the prevalent stories and trends among car enthusiasts around the world, to closely following the latest local and international developments in the automotive industry.

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