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Heavier traffic expected on NLEX and SCTEX

This year, the number of vehicles that will use NLEX and SCTEX may grow to 3% as against a decline of 1% in 2011 compared to a year ago. Traffic stood at 158,000 vehicles a day in 2011 as against 159,000 recorded in 2010. MPTC is setting aside P360-M to integrate NLEX and SCTEX. Another P140-M will be earmarked for repairs and rehab. By April, it will open a new interchange in Balagtas, Bulacan worth over P100-M. The group of Manuel Pangilinan is also expanding the NLEX. Dubbed as the NLEX Harbor Link project, this road will link the NLEX to Manila’s Port Area via another tollway connecting the NLEX main to the newly built cloverleaf junction in Valenzuela City. The total project cost is estimated at P10-B. MLEX stands for Northern Luzon Expressway, while SCTEX is the Subic Clark Tarlac Expressway. Read more in Rappler.

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