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NLEX-SLEX Connector Road will start collecting tolls beginning August 8

Approved toll rates start at P86 for Class 1 vehicles

Starting August 8, the use of the C3-España section is no longer free. PHOTO BY RED SANTIAGO

Four months ago, NLEX Corporation opened the Caloocan-España section of its NLEX-SLEX Connector Road. The 5.15km section of its latest elevated tollway helped cut travel time from C3 Road Caloocan to España Boulevard to just five minutes.

Some 14,000 motorists have been using the connector road since. And these motorists didn’t have to pay a single cent thenuntil now.

The TRB approves NLEX Corporation's request to collect toll fees for those who will use the new elevated tollway. SCREENSHOT FROM FACEBOOK

Happy days will soon end as the NLEX Corporation finally gets the nod to start collecting toll fees. This was after the Toll Regulatory Board approved the toll operator’s request following a “thorough review” as well as NLEX’s compliance with its conditions.

Do you think the toll prices for the connector road are fair? PHOTO BY RED SANTIAGO

Starting August 8, users of the connector road will have to pay the following toll fees:

  • Class 1 – P86
  • Class 2 – P215
  • Class 3 – P302

Additionally, the TRB said that NLEX will implement the first 24/7 barrier-free electronic toll collection system. What this means is that users don’t need to stop at toll gates to have their RFID tags read. Just slow down for safety. This is convenient and helps speed up travel.

The entirety of the NLEX-SLEX Connector Road is expected to be completed by the end of the year. PHOTO FROM NLEX CORPORATION

The post also gave updates about the status of the NLEX-SLEX Connector Road’s construction. NLEX is targeting to complete the 3km España-to-Skyway Stage 3 section in the fourth quarter of this year.

So, if you want to continue enjoying the use of this new elevated expressway, make sure to keep your Easytrip account loaded.

Red Santiago

A jack of all trades, Red is passionate about cars, motorcycles and audio. He sometimes drives for a ride-hailing app company—just because he really loves driving.