Driving at night can be extremely difficult for some people, especially when traveling along expressways. Unless you traverse them daily, you probably haven’t memorized the entirety of our country’s tollways—that, plus the lowered visibility in the dark, are not a good match.
As part of its efforts to improve its services to motorists, the NLEX Corporation has made a move to upgrade the roadway lights and signage along North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) and Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway (SCTEX). A total of 1,078 interchange and median LED lights from NLEX Balintawak to Tabang will be replaced with brighter lights. Their illumination will increase from 12 lux to 20 lux, to be exact.
The road signs, on the other hand, are being replaced with larger and more reflective ones for better readability. These are expected to be completed by May 2020.
“With over 1,000 brighter lights and more than 600 new signs for installation, we are aiming to clearly, directly, and safely guide motorists to their destinations,” said NLEX Corporation president and general manager J. Luigi Bautista. “These continuing enhancement efforts also stemmed from the suggestions of our customers through various touchpoints such as stakeholder consultations, dialogues, fora, surveys, and social media.”
Both efforts will certainly make for safer roads and easier navigation for motorists, especially for those driving around unfamiliar territory. What do you think of these recent developments?