NLEX gears up for holiday rush

The NLEX Corporation reactivated its “Safe 
Trip   Mo,   Sagot   Ko”   (SMSK)   motorists assistance   program as Christmas and New Year holidays approach in   preparation   for   the   expected 
increase in traffic volume starting December 22, 2023 up to January 2, 2024.

SMSK aims to enhance expressway services during peak periods for a safer and more 
convenient travel. 
During its implementation, the tollway company will be deploying over 1,500 traffic,   toll   and   systems   personnel   for   increased   patrol   visibility   and   toll   plaza   assistance. 

Emergency medical services and incident response teams will also be fielded and positioned at 
strategic   areas   of   the   expressways   while   the  customer   service   hotline   1-35000   and  NLEX 
Corporation’s social media pages @NLEXexpressways will be fully manned to address customer 
concerns 24/7.

“This  is the first Christmas  and  New Year where  Filipinos  will  be able to celebrate  without a state of public health emergency. Please plan your trips well as we expect high traffic 
volume during these days,” said NLEX Corporation President and General Manager, J. Luigi 

High traffic volume is being anticipated in the following major toll plazas such as Balintawak, Mindanao and Tarlac on December 22 around noontime until late in 
the evening  of   December 23   and   noontime of   December   29  until   late  in  the 
Same with Tarlac on December 25, 26 and January 1, Bocaue on early afternoon until midnight of December 25 and 26, morning of 
December 27, afternoon to midnight of December 29 and January 1 noontime 
until late in the morning of the following day

 aside from additional manpower.
NLEX-SCTEX also assure the availability of all its lanes on the said dates. 
Construction and lane closures along the mainline road of the NLEX-
SCTEX is suspended, unless emergency safety repairs are necessary, from December 15 up to 
January 2, 12 noon. 
Traffic management teams will also closely monitor the chokepoint areas 
such as the Harborlink, Meycauayan, Bocaue, Candaba Viaduct, San Simon, San Fernando, Dau, 
Mabalacat ramps and the TSFs.

To complement the traffic management measures, free towing to the nearest exit for class 
1 vehicles will be available on the following dates: from 6:00am of Dec. 22 up to 6:00am of Dec. 24; 6:00am of Dec. 26 up to 6:00am of Dec. 27, 2023; and 6:00am of Dec. 30 up to 6:00am of 
Jan. 2, 2024. 
Regular traffic updates will also be posted on NLEX Corporation’s social media pages together with a 24/7 streaming of live traffic situation at key areas on Facebook.

Furthermore, NLEX reminds its motorists that all its toll plazas are still 100% RFID as part of the Toll Regulatory Board’s dry run for cashless toll transaction.
 All motorists are advised 
to get their Easytrip RFID for faster toll transaction and reminds RFID users to ensure that they  
have sufficient load balance before they travel to avoid inconvenience.

NLEX Corporation is a subsidiary of Metro Pacific Tollways Corporation, the toll road arm of the Metro Pacific Investments Corporation.