NLEX Connector's Caloocan-España segment opens toll-free on March 29

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, March 29) — The North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) Connector’s five-kilometer Caloocan-España segment will open to the public on March 29 toll-free for a limited time, following its inauguration earlier this week.

“We are offering free access for a limited period, so motorists can experience for themselves the convenience of using the NLEX Connector,” said NLEX Corporation President J. Luigi L. Bautista.

The NLEX Connector section will be open to the motoring public starting 12:01a.m.

The company said it will issue another announcement on when it will start collecting toll for the new expressway.

The Caloocan-España segment aims to ease traffic along España Boulevard, Abad Santos Avenue, Rizal Avenue and Lacson Avenue, and to provide access to several areas, including the University Belt.

The opening of the first section of the elevated expressway also allows motorists to enjoy the comfort of traveling between Caloocan and Manila in just five minutes instead of 30 minutes or more when using local roads, the company said.

“This is very timely as NLEX anticipates the influx of travelers during Holy Week,” it added.

A 60 kilometer per hour (kph) limit for trucks will be enforced along the expressway while an 80 kph speed limit will be observed for cars/SUVs, buses, and motorcycles with displacement 400cc and above.

President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. led the inauguration of the first phase of the 8-kilometer project of the NLEX Corporation.