DPWH, NLEX Open New Balagtas Northbound Entry
A joint road project of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) and NLEX Corporation was opened on Tuesday, August 20, that would give a faster and more convenient travel in Bulacan up to the central and northern part of Luzon.
The new 600-meter Balagtas northbound entry provides direct access to motorists coming from the Balagtas Interchange going to NLEX northbound, bypassing local roads and Sta. Rita Interchange in Guiguinto town.
“The Balagtas Northbound Entry, which started construction early this year, is part of the government’s road network improvement plan aimed at easing traffic congestion and bringing more investment in Central Luzon,” DPWH Secretary Mark Villar said.
Villar said the project is expected to decongest the traffic at the NLEX Sta. Rita exit and in the Daang Maharlika, particularly Plaridel and Guiguinto sections, as it will provide another access way going to expressway.
In 2012, NLEX opened the Balagtas Interchange, which linked to the DPWH-built Plaridel Bypass Road.