The operators of the North Luzon, Subic-Clark-Tarlac and Manila-Cavite Expressways are prepared to handle the surge of vehicles that are expected to travel their roadways for the coming Holy Week through the "Safe Trip Mo, Sagot Ko" project.
For NLEX and SCTEX, operator Metro Pacific Tollways Corporation is deploying additional personnel to man its Balintawak, Bocaue, Mindanao Avenue, Dau and Mabalacat toll plazas on NLEX, while manual lanes are currently being set up at SCTEX's Tarlac and Tipo exits.
For Cavitex, the Cavite Infrastructure Corporation is augmenting its existing crew of traffic patrol officers, toll tellers and collectors, and security personnel at the toll plazas. In addition, the light bars of its patrol vehicles will be turned on at nighttime during heavy traffic "to increase patrol visibility."
Additional lanes will reportedly be opened up to speed up the passage of vehicles through the tollgates during peak hours. Additional patrol vehicles and traffic enforcers will also be dispatched from April 16 to 21 to guarantee immediate response to emergency situations and assist distressed travelers.
Motorist camps will also be set up in strategic locations along the three expressways to provide free first aid and mechanical services. Hydration and portalets will be provided in the camps as well as drums of water for overheated vehicles. Motorists will also enjoy free Wi-Fi and phone calls at select toll service facilities along the expressway to enable them to quickly communicate with their loved ones.
For traffic updates on NLEX, motorists can check out the North Luzon Integrated Guide and Travel Advisory through the NLEX-SCTEX website (www.tollways.net.ph). A mobile app can also be downloaded on Android smart phones. Periodic updates will also be posted on the NLEX-SCTEX Twitter account @nlextraffic and the Travel On Great Roads Facebook page.
Photo from the Travel On Great Roads Facebook page