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NLEX to deploy more personnel for ‘Undas,’ BSKE

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NLEX Corporation on Tuesday said it will implement additional traffic management measures in anticipation of the increased traffic volume this coming “Undas” and barangay and SK elections.

“With an expected 10 percent increase in traffic volume during this season, motorists are advised to plan their trips and to travel during non-peak periods to avoid the expected surge of travelers,” the operator of North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) and Subic-Clark Tarlac Expressway (SCTEX) said.

The tollway company is deploying over 1,500 traffic, toll, and systems personnel for increased patrol visibility and toll plaza assistance from October 27 to November 6.

“For northbound, we are expecting the surge of travelers in the afternoon of October 27 until early afternoon of October 28 and in the morning of October 30 and November 1. While southbound, motorists are expected to come back to Manila in the afternoon of November 4 and 5 and early morning of November 6,” NLEX President, J. Luigi Bautista said.

“With the huge volume of vehicles, NLEX is on high alert to ensure that we address every motorist’s needs immediately,” he added.

NLEX management is also reminding motorists to check their vehicles before traveling as well as ensure that they are fit to drive to avoid any untoward incidents.

The company also announces the early completion of the San Simon pavement raising project.

Together with the Abacan bridge, both bridges will be completed before the Undas peak.

In addition, from October 27 to November 6, construction and lane closures along the mainline road of NLEX, SCTEX, and NLEX Connector will be suspended unless safety repairs are necessary.

“We are extremely happy to announce the early completion of the San Simon pavement raising project and Abacan Bridge safety repair. The availability of all the lanes will help improve the travel experience of every motorist plying the expressway, especially this coming long weekend,” Bautista said.

During those days, NLEX will also manage the traffic flow for vehicles going to Toll Service Facilities or gas stations. Free towing at the nearest exit will also be offered to class 1 vehicles in need from October 27, 6:00am to October 29, 6:00am; October 31, 6:00am to November 2, 6:00am; and November 4, 6:00am to November 6, 6am.

Meanwhile, effective October 25, Wednesday, all toll plazas in NLEX-SCTEX will be included in the Toll Regulatory Board’s dry run for cashless toll transactions. The tollway company advises its motorists to get their Easytrip RFID for faster toll transaction and reminds RFID users to ensure having sufficient load balance before travel to avoid inconvenience.


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