NLEX Corp, Meycauayan City unveil traffic-alleviating projects

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The recently completed widening of the Meycauayan northbound exit ramp. Photo from NLEX Corp.
NLEX Corp. and the Meycauayan city government officially inaugurated traffic-alleviating projects in the NLEX Meycauayan area
• The F. Raymundo Exit, tailored for class 1 vehicles, and the widened northbound exit ramp aim to improve traffic flow during peak hours and holidays
• The F. Raymundo Exit currently caters exclusively to class 1 vehicles but there are plans to make it accessible for class 2 and 3 vehicles

NLEX Corp. and the Meycauayan city government officially inaugurated two projects aimed at alleviating persistent heavy traffic challenges in the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) Meycauayan area.

The newly opened F. Raymundo Exit, tailored for class 1 vehicles, and the recently completed widening of the Meycauayan northbound exit ramp are expected to enhance traffic flow, particularly during peak hours and holidays.

“We are positive that these will improve our motorists’ travel experience now that they have an additional and alternative route going to the eastern portions of the City of Meycauayan and Marilao,” said J. Luigi Bautista, president and general manager of NLEX Corp.

While the F. Raymundo Exit currently caters exclusively to class 1 vehicles, future plans include making it accessible for class 2 and 3 vehicles, contingent upon the completion of widening and upgrading works at F. Raymundo and Antonio streets by the Meycauayan local government.

In tandem with this, F. Raymundo and Antonio Streets are set to transform into one-way streets, serving east-bound traffic and providing a viable alternative route for destinations like Iba/Camalig, Metrogate, Lias, Lambakin, and Pantoc. This shift is anticipated to reduce volume at the Meycauayan interchange and bring about more organized traffic flow.

 The enhanced northbound exit ramp in Meycauayan introduces an additional lane specifically dedicated to Malhacan-bound vehicles. Simultaneously, the leftmost and middle lanes are designated for vehicles bound for Iba/Camalig, creating more space to accommodate the considerable volume of trucks heading to industrial areas.

Traffic management agreement

NLEX Corp. and the Meycauayan local government also sealed a traffic management cooperation agreement, pooling their resources to deploy joint traffic personnel and marshals in the area, ensuring organized traffic control.

These projects follow a comprehensive traffic mobility and decongestion study commissioned by NLEX Corp. in July 2023. The study highlighted the rapid economic growth in Meycauayan City, resulting in heightened traffic demand.

Other traffic-alleviating initiatives include opening of additional exits at Brgy. Libtong northbound and Brgy. Pandayan southbound, along with the expansion of the southbound toll plaza.

NLEX Corp. also implemented the Meycauayan East Service Road in 2021, a two-lane road connecting Libtong in Meycauayan City to Lawang Bato in Valenzuela City, later extended to Marilao in 2022.