MNTC lights up portions of NLEX in Bulacan, Pampanga
Date Posted : January 26, 2017
The Manila North Tollways Corporation (MNTC) has extended the lighted portion of the NLEX by putting up lampposts and installing lights at the Balagtas section and at the widened areas of the expressway from Sta. Rita in Bulacan to San Fernando in Pampanga. This adds 33 kilometers of lighted area to the previous lighted 15 kilometers of the NLEX from Balintawak to Bocaue.
Close to 800 LED lights are currently being installed at the mainline and bridges of the said segment of the NLEX in a bid to keep the expressway safe for motorists, particularly for those driving at night.
“Adequate roadway lighting makes the NLEX safer as lights enhance the visual acuity of drivers especially at night,” said MNTC president and chief executive officer Rodrigo Franco, adding that “this project forms part of the overall upgrade of our expressways to further improve customer service to our motorists.”
Apart from benefiting the motorists, the roadway lighting project will also help NLEX traffic monitoring teams and patrol officers in observing traffic conditions, and spotting and responding to road incidents as the lights will make the road visually perceptible during nighttime.
In another move to step up its public service and road safety campaign, MNTC is also replacing more than 100 road signs in both northbound and southbound directions of NLEX to maintain the visibility and accuracy of the signs meant to inform and remind motorists about certain regulations and directions. The signs being replaced are those that have reduced retroreflectivity over time.
MNTC recognizes the importance of precise and appropriate road signs for safe and efficient expressway travel thus ensure that signs installed along the NLEX, as well as at the SCTEX, are consistent with the international standards.