NLEX beefs up operations for 2019 holiday season

MANILA, Philippines – Tollway operator NLEX Corporation is gearing up for the expected exodus to Northern and Central Luzon provinces during the holidays.

NLEX Corporation announced on Sunday, December 22, that it would be adopting the “Safe Trip Mo Sagot Ko” motorist assistance program for the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) and Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway (SCTEX) as traffic volume is expected to surge by some 10% until January 6, 2020.

NLEX said traffic operations personnel would be on heightened alert. They will be working longer hours to monitor operations at toll plazas in Balintawak, Mindanao Avenue, Bocaue,
San Fernando City, Tarlac City, and Tipo in Subic.

The following measures can also be expected:

December 21

December 26 to January 5

Car breakdowns

Aside from these, NLEX Corporation said counterflow lanes would be set up at the NLEX-SCTEX if necessary to ensure smoother traffic flow.

In case of emergencies, medical services and incident response teams will also be provided.

Motorists can check NLEX Corporation's Facebook and Twitter accounts for traffic updates. Concerns may be forwarded to the NLEX-SCTEX hotline at 1-35000 or by messaging its social media accounts. –