NLEX Connector Caloocan-España Section now open

NLEX Connector

Two days after its inauguration, the tollway company handling the NLEX Connector said that the newly-opened Caloocan-España section is now open to the motoring public.


  • What time was the NLEX Connector Caloocan-Espana section opened to the public

    The portion was opened to the public at 12:01 a.m. of March 29, 2023.
  • Do motorists need to pay a toll already?

    As of the moment, the NLEX Corporation is not collecting any toll fee for the said portion.
  • In a statement, the NLEX Corporation (the toll operator managing the North Luzon Expressway and Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway) said that the elevated passageway’s initial five-kilometer portion was opened to the public at 12:01 a.m. today.

    NLEX Connector Caloocan Interchange

    However, the company clarified that no toll will be collected as of the moment.

    “We are offering free access for a limited period, so motorists can experience for themselves the convenience of using the NLEX Connector,” NLEX Corporation President J. Luigi Bautista was quoted as saying.

    Per NLEX Corporation, another announcement will be made to advise motorists on the start of the toll collection for the aforementioned segment.

    Caloocan-España Section of NLEX-SLEX Connector Opens (5).JPG

    Following this, motorists may now travel from Caloocan and Manila in as fast as five minutes instead of  30 minutes or more when using the usual thoroughfares. The opening is timely as NLEX Corporation anticipates the influx of travelers in the coming Holy Week.

    Per NLEX Corporation, the management will strictly enforce a speed limit of 60 kilometers per hour (kph) for trucks, and 80 kph for cars, sport utility vehicles, buses, as well as motorcycles with displacement 400 cubic center and above.

    NLEX Connector

    With entry and exit ramps at C3 Road and España, the elevated road (which has two wide lanes per direction) is expected to traffic along España Boulevard, Abad Santos Avenue, Rizal Avenue, and Lacson Avenue and provide easier access to several areas including the University Belt.

    Photos from NLEX Corporation, Department of Public Works and Highways

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