MNTC expands NLEX Bocaue Toll Barrier for P211 million
Date Posted : June 29, 2016
The Manila North Tollways Corporation (MNTC), builder and concessionaire of the 93-kilometer NLEX, is expanding the NLEX Bocaue Toll Barrier from 25 toll lanes to 33 toll lanes to further provide faster and convenient travel to southbound motorists.
The additional eight lanes, which are composed of four manual lanes, two Easytrip lanes and two mixed lanes, are being built at a cost of P210.8 million. The amount includes cost for civil works and fixed operating equipment (FOE).
The project, which is set to be completed in September this year, involves the construction of an eight-lane skewed toll plaza at the southbound portion of NLEX Bocaue. Four new pass-through lanes at the left side of the existing Bocaue Toll Barrier will lead motorists to the new toll plaza.
“These new toll lanes will help accommodate the growing number of motorists using the NLEX Bocaue Toll Barrier and ensure that motorists continue to experience speedy toll transactions at the NLEX especially during peak hours,” explained Rodrigo E. Franco, president and chief executive officer of MNTC.
More than 50,000 vehicles use the southbound NLEX Bocaue Toll Plaza every day and traffic volume in the area increases by 10 to 15 percent during holidays when many motorists return to Manila from their trips in North Luzon provinces.