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Tuesday, September 17, 2019

MNTC assures safety of motorists amid NLEX-SCTEX roadworks

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- The Manila North Tollways Corporation (MNTC) assured the public that traffic management plans and safety measures are all in place as the company has embarked on several enhancement works at North Luzon Expressway (NLEx) and Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway (SCTEx).

MNTC president and chief executive officer Rodrigo Franco said that simultaneous enhancement works including pavement maintenance, road widening, and toll plaza expansion are being done as part of the recently completed integration of the two expressways.

“Putting priority on the convenience and safety of our motorists, we make sure that all safety procedures and measures are being implemented. We have been deploying more patrollers especially on those areas where there is an on-going roadwork.”

The P2.6-billion road-widening project of MNTC covering Segments 2 and 3 of NLEX has started in March to accommodate the growing number of vehicles plying the expressway. The road-widening project will expand the existing two-lane portion of NLEX between Sta. Rita and San Fernando while the current one-lane stretch between Dau and Sta. Ines will be expanded to two lanes on both sides.

With the said rehabilitations, he noted that they increased patrol visibility specifically at the NLEX road widening area from Sta. Rita to San Fernando, Sta.Rita-Pulilan and San Simon-San Fernando to further guarantee safety of the motorists.

“We have also been putting up warning devices and signs indicating lower speed limit for motorists to prevent accidents. The acquisition of closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras will also allow us to monitor of the entire stretch of the expressway, so that we may quickly respond if an accident occur.”

“We are hoping that with all these measure, we will be able to provide our motorists a safe and seamless travel experience at NLEX-SCTEX,” he added.

Franco said that they will hasten the road developments as soon as possible. “We are taking advantage of the good weather before rainy season comes, we are speeding up the roadworks.”

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