The NLEX Connector España to Magsaysay Section is now open to motorists starting 12:01am on October 28.
The opening of the new section is in time for the expected surge of motorists for Undas and barangay election long weekends. This is also part of the “Safe Trip Mo Sagot Ko” motorist assistance program of the Metro Pacific Tollways Corporation (MPTC) which aims to enhance expressway services for a safer, faster, and more convenient travel.
“To alleviate the expected increase in traffic volume, we immediately decided to open the NLEX Connector España to Magsaysay Section. This should help improve the travel experience of motorists as this new section will make travel from Metro Manila to the North and vice versa, faster, and more convenient, especially this Undas,” said NLEX Corporation President J. Luigi Bautista.
The tollway company will retain the current discounted rate of P86 for the NLEX Connector until further notice.
Providing a 24/7 alternative route to motorists in all vehicle classes, the opening of the additional 1.8km four-lane (2×2) NLEX Connector España to Magsaysay Section will help ease traffic congestion in Metro Manila, especially in major thoroughfares such as EDSA and C5.
Apart from cutting the travel time from C3 in Caloocan to Magsaysay Boulevard in Manila to just 8 minutes, it is seen to ease the traffic condition in Nagtahan, G. Araneta, Aurora Blvd, Lacson, Magsaysay and España Blvd. It will also help improve accessibility of motorists travelling from Manila, San Juan, and other nearby cities as they can enter the NLEX Connector Magsaysay Interchange on-ramp and head straight to the north via NLEX.
In total, the NLEX Connector currently has three interchanges located in C3 Road/5th Avenue in Caloocan, España and Magsaysay Blvd. in Manila.
NLEX Corporation is a subsidiary of the Metro Pacific Tollways Corporation (MPTC), the toll road arm of the Metro Pacific Investments Corporation (MPIC).