Starting May 12, CAVITEX and North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) will implement a toll fee hike for Class 1, Class 2, and Class 3 vehicles.
This comes after the approval of the Toll Regulatory Board of the 2011 and 2014 contractual tariff adjustments toll petitions of CIC and PRA, as well as its add-on toll petition for Phases 1 and 2 enhancement works done in CAVITEX R-1 Expressway that was completed in 2020.
Among the enhancements done were the completion of asphalt overlay along the entire stretch of CAVITEX, provision of the Pacific flyover and left turn facility, bridge widenings, and its regular heavy maintenance works to ensure road quality and safeness for the motorists, among others, which is currently being enjoyed by the 160,000 average daily motorists of CAVITEX.
The approved petitions translate to PHP 4.62 VAT-exclusive rate per kilometer for Class 1 vehicles; PHP 9.24 for Class 2; and PHP 13.86 for Class 3 vehicles traversing the 6.48-kilometers R-1 Expressway (from CAVITEX Longos, Bacoor entry to MIA exit, and vice versa) beginning 12:00 AM of May 12.
Thus, motorists shall be paying the following amounts based on the new toll fee matrix (VAT-Inclusive): PHP 33.00 for Class 1 vehicles from the current PHP 25.00; PHP 67.00 for Class 2 from PHP 50.00; and PHP 100.00 for Class 3 from Php 75.00.
NLEX, on the other hand, will implement a PHP 2.00 toll increase in the open system and PHP 0.34 per kilometer in the closed system. This means, for example, if you’re coming from Balintawak or Harbor Link and will exit in Marilao, Bulacan, will have to pay PHP 62.00 from the previous PHP 60.00.
Those who will be traveling the NLEX end-to-end between Metro Manila and Mabalacat City will pay an additional PHP 27.00 for Class 1, PHP 69.00 for Class 2, and PHP 82.00 for Class 3 vehicles.
The tollway company spent P6.9 billion to complete several major projects and
enhancements at NLEX-SCTEX since 2015 that improved the region’s landscape, increased accessibility, enhanced safety, and provided travel convenience to motorists.
To name a few, these include the expansion of San Fernando Interchange; the new toll lanes in Marilao, Bocaue, Tipo, Balintawak, Meycauayan, and Mindanao; the pavement
upgrade at NLEX; the new exits in Meycauayan and Valenzuela and entry in Balagtas; the rehabilitation of bridges in Bigaa, Bocaue, and Meycauayan; and the improvement of drainages in Balintawak, Valenzuela, and Meycauayan; retrofitting of San Simon and Sta. Rita bridges.