THE NLEX Corp. will implement additional toll fees effective Monday (November 6) following the provisional approval of the NLEX closed system toll rates of P0.25 per kilometer by the Toll Regulatory Board (TRB) last October 18.
Francisco Dagohoy, the media relations officer of NLEX Corp., said the adjustment was approved after the tollway company completed the construction of 64 new lane-kilometers along the Bulacan and Pampanga portions of the expressway, amounting to about P2.5 billion
Motorists have been enjoying safer travel and less congestion brought about by the new infrastructure projects since last year. The construction of a new carriageway and two new bridges between Bgy. Dau and Bgy. Sta. Ines in Mabalacat City was completed in December 2016.
Meanwhile, the new lanes between Bgy. Sta. Rita, Guiguinto and San Fernando City sections were opened to motorists in April 2017. The 5-km Candaba Viaduct has also been expanded from the 2×2 lanes to 2×3 lanes configuration further improving travel.
Under the provisionally approved new toll fee matrix, Class 1 vehicles (ordinary cars) traveling the entire NLEX between EDSA Balintawak or Mindanao Avenue, Quezon City to Sta. Ines, Mabalacat City will only pay an additional P 18 pesos. Class 2 vehicles (Buses and small trucks) on the same route will only pay an additional P 46 pesos. Meanwhile, Class 3 vehicles (Large trucks/Trailers) will only pay an additional P 56 pesos.
As the provisionally adjusted add-on toll rates exclude the existing NLEX Open System, all vehicles traveling within the Quezon City, Valenzuela City, Meycauayan and Marilao sections will continue to be charged existing toll fees. Likewise, the toll fees for the Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway system (SCTEX) remain unchanged regardless of the vehicle class.