NLEX Harbor Link toll to go up by P4

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    NLEX Corp. has secured regulatory approval to implement a toll increase in the 2.6-kilometer North Luzon expressway (NLEX) Harbor Link project.

    In a statement, NLEX said the Toll Regulatory Board recently approved a toll rate adjustment of P4 following the completion and opening last June of the P7-billion NLEX Harbor Link elevated section between the new Caloocan Interchange at C3 Road/5th avenue and the new Navotas Interchange along R-10/Mel Lopez boulevard.

    While the regulatory approvals could have been implemented earlier this year, the increase has been deferred in consideration of the adverse economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic lockdown.

    The increase, which takes effect past midnight or 12:01 a.m. on Nov. 25, 2020, will amount to P4 in the open system and P0.06 per kilometer in the closed system.

    The open system, where a flat rate is charged per entry, includes Quezon City, Caloocan City, Valenzuela City, Malabon City, Navotas City, Meycauayan City and Marilao, Bulacan.

    Under the new toll matrix, motorists traveling anywhere within the open system will pay an additional P4 for Class 1 vehicles (regular cars and sport utility vehicles), Class 2 vehicles (buses and small trucks) an additional P10 and Class 3 vehicles will pay an additional P11.

    For end-to-end travel, vehicles traveling from Metro Manila to Mabalacat City in Pampanga will be charged an additional toll of P9, P20 and P25 per class.