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Bad news for commuters who use the R1 Expressway: Starting October 24, 2019, the Cavitex Infrastructure Corporation (CIC) will charge new toll fees for motorists who will use the 2.2-kilometer segment 1 of CAVITEX-C5 Link South Expressway that runs along Coastal Road in Paranaque. This came following the petition for …

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Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark A. Villar announced that the construction of the Central Luzon Link Expressway (CLLEX) Phase 1, Contract Package 1, beginning at the connection of Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway (SCTEX) and Tarlac-Pangasinan-La Union Expressway (TPLEX) in Balincanaway, Tarlac is nearing completion. Secretary said during the project inspection on …

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Balintawak Toll Plaza

Senate President Vicente C. Sotto III made formal last week his proposal to declare certain public holidays “toll-free.” “This will ensure smooth travel through the North Expressway (NLEX) and South Luzon Expressway (SLEX) and other connecting toll highways,” he said in filing Senate Bill No. 2220. The measure seeks to …

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Balintawak Toll Plaza

Motorists are advised to plan their trips to the provinces early to avoid heavy traffic as the volume of vehicles is expected to surge on Wednesday until the morning of Maundy Thursday in expressways due to the Holy Week break. “We expect heavy traffic volume tomorrow afternoon. Most of our …

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Good news to all commuters: the newly-opened, 5.65-km elevated highway of North Luzon Expressway’s (NLEX) Harbor Link Segment 10, which connects Valenzuela, Malabon, and Caloocan cities, now cuts travel time from Caloocan to Valenzuela to only five minutes. It has also given a new route from Mindanao Avenue to Caloocan City. “It …

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Balintawak Toll Plaza

NLEX Corporation, the concessionaire of the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) and the Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway (SLEX), is expecting a 10-percent increase in the volume of traffic on the holidays.  According to the company, the peak travel season started on the third week of December 2018.  With the anticipated percent surge on …

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Cavite Infrastructure Corp. (CIC), a unit of Metro Pacific Tollways Corp. (MPTC), said that the first section of its PHP10-billion, 7.7-kilometer, six-lane, C-5 South Link Expressway Project is expected to be finished by March 2019. The first section stretches 2.2 kilometers, and connects C-5 to Merville. Luigi Bautista, president and CEO of CIC, …

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The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) announced that the southbound flyover of the Cavite Expressway (CAVITEX) is now partially open. The operator of the said expressway, Metro Pacific Tollways Corp. (MPTC), opened two out of four lanes of the flyover. The southbound flyover intends to improve traffic flow …

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Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Secretary Mark Villar said that the agency is determined to complete the Cavite-Laguna Expressway (CALAx) on schedule. Villar conducted an on-site inspection of the CALAx project and shared that the construction and acquisition of road right-of-way are being fast tracked to meet the …

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Muntinlupa representative Ruffy Biazon got on his Vespa GTS300 and rode with ‘The Lanesplitters’–a group of Vespa scooter enthusiasts—last June 28, with the primary reason being to question the basis of tollway authorities on why they continue to ban under-400cc motorcycles from using the expressways. Biazon posted about his experience …

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Driving in the Philippines is challenging. You must be alert, patient, and relaxed whenever you hit the road–it’s a battle royale out there. You yourself might have seen or encountered a temperamental (barumbado) driver while you are on the road or while you are driving on the highway. As such, …

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Safe Trip Mo Sagot Ko

The volume of users on the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) and Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway (SCTEX) is set to increase by 10-15 percent during the exodus of the Holy Week. During the press conference for this year’s “Safe Trip Mo Sagot Ko” (SMSK) motorist assistance program of the Metro Pacific Tollways Corporation …

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TPLEX Binalonan Exit

The Pozorrubio Exit of the Tarlac-Pangasinan-La Union Toll Expressway (TPLEX) is scheduled to be opened on December 6, according to Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Secretary Mark Villar. According to Villar, the 10.10-kilometer Pozorrubio Exit is almost complete and that Private Infra Dev Corp. (PIDC), the project’s concessionaire, has already committed …

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