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NLEX-SCTEX ready for school opening on Monday, June 13

Date Posted : June 09, 2016

The Manila North Tollways Corporation today said NLEX-SCTEX is prepared for the expected surge in traffic volume on the opening of classes on Monday, June 13, as traffic and toll collection management plans are in place in both expressways to ensure faster, safer and convenient travel for motorists.

NLEX-SCTEX Traffic Operations will extend working hours and intensify patrol coverage from Sunday, June 12 to Monday, June 13. Additional traffic personnel will be fielded to promptly assist motorists and efficiently manage the anticipated heavy volume of traffic. They will closely monitor traffic in Balintawak, Mindanao Avenue, Dau and Bocaue.

Patrol visibility will be increased at the southbound portions of Sta. Rita to San Fernando. One patrol vehicle and one tow truck each will be dedicated to the road widening areas in Sta. Rita, San Fernando, Dau and Sta. Ines for faster clearing of possible traffic incidents. Additional patrol vehicles will likewise be deployed at Tarlac and Tipo.

The Bocaue Toll Plaza will be beefing up its capacity during peak hours by opening 42 toll collection points instead of the usual 20. Portable toll collection units will be used to facilitate faster transactions at the portabooths located after the toll plaza. Cash paying motorists with Class 1 vehicles are advised to use lanes 8 and 9 to access the portabooths and the spare lanes at the rightmost side of the toll plaza.

Balintawak, Mindanao, Tarlac, and Tipo toll plazas will also increase their capacity by at least 50 percent, as portabooths will be set up on June 10 and June 11 to accommodate last-minute vacationers.

Mainline roadwork lane closures will be suspended from June 10 to June 13 unless safety repair is required. Road works will resume on Tuesday, June 14.

Median openings near the viaduct will be pre-opened with traffic cones stored in the area for implementation of counterflow in case of traffic buildup at the viaduct area.

To prevent sudden lane changing of motorists going to and coming from fuel stations, traffic cones will be placed at the deceleration and acceleration lanes of all toll service facilities.  Traffic signs are installed in strategic locations to further guide motorists as they travel.  Towing and emergency medical services will also be augmented to provide quick motorist assistance.

Motorists may check the latest traffic situation in NLEX-SCTEX via the North Luzon Integrated Guide and Travel Advisory or NLigtas, which can be accessed at the NLEX-SCTEX website: A mobile application of NLigtas can also be downloaded thru IOS and Android smart phones.  They can also check the NLEX-SCTEX Twitter accounts: @nlextraffic, @MNTCexpressways, and the Facebook page: Travel on Great Roads.