NLEX gears up for the holidays

NLEX Corporation is ready to implement additional traffic management measures with the expected increase in traffic volume this coming Christmas and New Year holidays.

From December 20, 2021 to January 3, 2022, the tollway company will beef up its operations along the NLEX-SCTEX as part of its “Safe Trip Mo Sagot Ko” motorist assistance program.

NLEX said it will field 1,200 patrol crews, traffic marshals, security teams, and toll lane personnel to assist motorists and ensure efficient traffic flow.

“As always, we are committed to keep our traffic flowing smoothly so our motorists will get to their destinations quickly, safely, and comfortably,” said NLEX Corporation President and General Manager J. Luigi L. Bautista.

Traffic management teams will closely monitor Balintawak, Mindanao, Karuhatan, Bocaue, San Simon, San Fernando, Tarlac, and Tipo as high volume of vehicles is anticipated in these areas. 

Bautista said emergency medical services and incident response teams will be prepositioned at strategic areas for immediate deployment.

He added that during the said period, construction and lane closures along the mainline road of the NLEX-SCTEX will also be suspended unless safety repairs are necessary.

From December 24, 6:00 a.m. to December 27, 6:00 a.m. and from January 1 6:00 a.m. to January 3, 6:00 a.m., free towing to the nearest exit will be available to those traveling with Class 1 or light vehicles.

The tollway management encouraging motorists to use RFID for faster and safer transaction. 

Those who have no RFID sticker may have it installed for free in any of the Easytrip installation sites and just have to pay the initial load while existing RFID users are advised to ensure that they have enough load, and those having concerns should have their sticker checked at the nearest Easytrip station. 

For the complete list of installation sites and reloading options, motorists may visit the Easytrip website:

NLEX is also reminding motorists paying in cash to always take the rightmost lanes at the toll plazas and observe courtesy by not skipping the line.

Motorists are being prompted to observe sufficient braking distance as well as other traffic rules and regulations for their safety.

Bautista added that speed and lane management teams will be on heightened alert to enforce traffic discipline.

Traffic advisories will be relayed to motorists via regular updates on NLEX Corporation’s social media accounts.