NLEX Corp. to complete SCTEX toll system upgrades this year

Tarlac toll plaza

The toll system upgrades for the Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway will be completed within the year, the NLEX Corporation shared.

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • How much has NLEX Corporation budgeted for the toll system upgrades for the Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway?

    The toll operator said that upgrades are worth P162 million.
  • What are the upgrades being undertaken at SCTEX toll plazas?

    The company said that the upgrades cover the modernization of the radio frequency identification (RFID) system and network switches; installation of RFID early detection feature, automatic license plate recognition (ALPR) and contactless card readers; as well as replacement of toll fare indicators, lane status indicators, traffic control gates (TCG), automatic vehicle classification (AVC) devices, and loop detectors.
  • The toll operator said that the P162 million worth of upgrades (which started in 2020) being undertaken include the modernization of the radio frequency identification (RFID) system and network switches;  installation of RFID early detection feature, automatic license plate recognition (ALPR) and contactless card readers; as well as replacement of toll fare indicators, lane status indicators, traffic control gates (TCG), automatic vehicle classification (AVC) devices, and loop detectors

    NLEX Corporation President and General Manager J. Luigi Bautista said that the enhancements are part of the company’s goal to serve motorists more efficiently.

    “We always ensure that we continually upgrade our system and equipment to deliver convenient and reliable service to our motorists,” he said.

    SCTEX Tipo toll lanes

    The NLEX Corporation also said that it will exchange the 46 old equipment in the 33 toll lanes along SCTEX for new ones.

    To ensure accurate and faster transactions, the following components will be upgraded: 10 loop detectors and eight TCG in Clark South A, Tipo, and Subic Freeport Expressway (SFEX), as well as eight AVC devices in Clark North A (Dolores), San Miguel, Dinalupihan, Floridablanca, and Tipo.

    The NLEX Corporation shall replace 10 toll fare indicators in SFEX, Tipo, Clark South A and Tarlac, and 10 lane status indicators in Clark South B, Tarlac, and SFEX. To note, the tollway firm already replaced 76 units of the abovementioned apparatus last year, which covers 39 lanes of the entire expressway system.

    Dinalupihan toll plaza

    Further, the RFID lanes in SCTEX have been equipped and upgraded with an early detection feature, and contactless card readers since 2020. The ALPR’s initial implementation was also done in the Tarlac toll plaza.

    Relatedly, the NLEX Corporation is also conducting infrastructure improvements along SCTEX such as the annual pavement repair program, the ongoing repair and strengthening of Pasig Potrero Bridge and the road-raising project at Dinalupihan.

    Since the start of the month, the company jacked up the toll rates for SCTEX by P0.78 per kilometer..

    Photos from NLEX Corporation

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