To shorten the queuing time at the Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway (SCTEX), NLEX Corporation will be adding 20 lanes to the existing toll plaza.
The toll lane expansion project, which will start in July and to be completed by November this year, aims to speed up toll transactions especially during peak hours and holidays, when the volume of vehicles is expected to rise.
The new toll lanes will cover Clark (northbound and southbound areas), San Miguel Bamban, and Tarlac toll plazas. The additional lanes will be built in Clark North entry/exit, Clark South B exit, Clark South A exit, and Tarlac entry/exit.
Apart from the additional toll lanes, NLEX Corporation will also convert San Miguel (Luisita) into a full interchange so that the motorists will have a complete entry and exit points from northbound and southbound directions. The tollway construction company will construct two lanes in northbound entry, northbound exit, and southbound exit.
NLEX Corporation will soon open the three entry and exit lanes of Bamban Interchange, which will serve as a connecting road to New Clark City, the venue for this year’s Southeast Asian Games.
“The additional toll lanes will help improve SCTEX’s connectivity in its areas, particularly in Clark, which is being positioned as Asia’s next aerotropolis and investment center,” said Luigi Bautista, general manager of NLEX Corporation.
In the previous years, NLEX Corporation, together with the Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA), implemented several enhancement projects along SCTEX’s 94-kilometer stretch, including the NLEX-SCTEX electronic toll collection integration, the expansion of Tipo Toll Plaza and the Mabiga Interchange. NLEX also completed the pavement rehabilitation of the entire expressway.