The Toll Regulatory Board approved a P4 toll rate adjustment for North Luzon Expressway starting Nov 25
The rate increase follows the opening last June of NLEX Harbor Link’s new 2.6-kilometer elevated section between the new Caloocan Interchange and the new Navotas Interchange
Class 1 vehicles traveling anywhere within the open system will pay an additional P4, Class 2 vehicles an additional P10, and class 3 vehicles an additional P11
For end-to-end travel, vehicles traveling from Metro Manila to Mabalacat City in Pampanga will be charged an additional toll of P9, P20, and P25 per class
A P4 toll rate adjustment for the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) has been approved by the Toll Regulatory Board (TRB) and will be implemented on November 25.
Toll operator NLEX Corp. in a statement said the adjustment follows the completion and opening last June of the NLEX Harbor Link’s 2.6-kilometer elevated section between the new Caloocan Interchange on C3 Road/5th Avenue and the new Navotas Interchange along R-10/Mel Lopez Boulevard.
While the TRB’s regulatory approvals could have been implemented earlier this year, the increase was deferred in consideration of the adverse economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic, NLEX noted.
The increase takes effect past midnight or 12:01 a.m. on November 25, 2020 and will amount to P4 in the open system and P0.06 per kilometer in the closed system.
The open system, where a flat rate is charged per entry, includes Quezon City, Caloocan City, Valenzuela City, Malabon City, Navotas City, Meycauayan City and Marilao, Bulacan.
Under the new toll fee matrix, motorists on Class 1 vehicles (regular cars and SUVs) traveling anywhere within the open system will pay an additional P4; Class 2 vehicles (buses and small trucks) will pay an additional P10; and class 3 vehicles will pay an additional P11.
For end-to-end travel, vehicles traveling from Metro Manila to Mabalacat City in Pampanga will be charged an additional toll of P9, P20, and P25 per class.
The latest NLEX Harbor Link elevated section features the new Caloocan interchange with on and off ramps along Grace Park, the new Malabon Exit with off ramp on Dagat-Dagatan Avenue, and the new Navotas Interchange, thereby expanding the NLEX network in the CAMANAVA (Caloocan, Malabon, Navotas, Valenzuela) area.
Since its operation, NLEX Corp. said, the P7-billion elevated expressway has addressed the worsening traffic conditions and offered an alternative route for commuters and truckers currently affected by traffic chokepoints along EDSA and A. Bonifacio in Manila.
Cargo trucks, especially those carrying essential goods, has 24/7 access and unhampered delivery as there is no truck ban along NLEX, the company pointed out.
An average of 30,100 vehicles per day, mostly from the logistics industry, currently use the new route.
Traffic reports also showed that around 7,200 vehicles have been diverted to the NLEX Harbor Link from the traditional Manila-bound EDSA Balintawak Cloverleaf, which NLEX Corp. said has in turn eased congestion on A. Bonifacio and other clogged streets in Quezon City and Manila.
The new section has also reduced commuting time along Metro Manila’s east to west corridor between the Mindanao Avenue Toll Plaza and the Port Area in Manila to just 20 minutes.