Manila to Tarlac: An Hour Ride

Travelling from Manila to Tarlac is fast and easy through the upgraded North Luzon Expressway

Faster route from C4 Edsa to NLEX via Mindanao Avenue

Travelling from Manila to Tarlac is just an hour ride. The map below shows the newly opened Mindanao Ave – NLEX route which easily connects the C4 EDSA road to the North Luzon Expressway, bypassing the Balintawak road.


About the North Luzon Express Way

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The North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) runs from Balintawak, Quezon City to Sta. Ines, Pampanga – a total distance of 84 kms. The expressway has 15 exits and interchanges:

Balintawak Toll Plaza
Valenzuela Interchange
Meycauayan Interchange
Marilao Interchange
Bocaue Toll Plaza
Bocaue Interchange
Tabang Toll Plaza
Sta. Rita Interchange
Pulilan Interchange
San Simon Interchange
San Fernando Interchange
Mexico Interchange
Angeles Interchange
Dau Toll Plaza
Dau Interchange


NLEX Operations

Operating the 84-km tollway system is a task delegated by the Manila North Tollways Corporation (MNTC) to its operator, Tollways Management Corporation (TMC).

Of primary concern is the safety of all motorists. MNTC, through its operator, ensures that everything in the expressway is efficiently maintained; patrol officers respond promptly to accidents and other emergencies within 20 minutes; toll tellers complete a transaction within 10 seconds or less; and enough toll booths are open to maintain at most a queue of 10 vehicles per lane at any one time.


Superior Safety Features

The NLEX is equipped with state-of-the art technology that promotes motorists’ safety and convenience.

Closed Circuit Television Cameras. There are 48 CCTV cameras strategically positioned along the NLEX to monitor traffic and 38 CCTV cameras to check goings-on inside the toll booths.

Variable Message Signs. 27 digital outdoor display signs flash safety reminders and traffic updates daily.

Speed Radar Guns. Speed radars are installed to detect vehicles going over the speed limit of 100 kph.

Impact Attenuators. Six sets of impact attenuators, the only one of their kind in the Philippines, have been installed at the NLEX’s Balintawak and Bocaue Toll Plazas. The impact attenuators protect both crew and equipment from errant vehicles.

Lighting Arrestors. 14 lightning arrestors protect the expressway’s communication system.

Speed Stopping Lane. Located at the northbound approach to the Balintawak Toll Plaza is a gravel arrester bed that stops short a vehicle’s momentum when its brakes fail.

Solid Wall Fence. The entire expressway is fenced to keep pedestrians and wayward animals from crossing the NLEX.

Guard Rails. Vehicles are protected from going off deep ravine by adequate guard rails on shoulders.
Rumble Strips. Thermoplastic lane markings painted across some choice spots alert inattentive or drowsy drivers.


 NLEX – Roadside Assistance

NLEX makes sure help is available to motorists at the time they need it.

Apart from standard safety amenities, well-trained traffic management teams equipped with cameras, radios and speed radars are constantly on patrol.

There are also emergency bays and 100 call boxes that connect to the Traffic Control Room. The Control Room operates round-the-clock to provide customer assistance at any given time through traffic patrol teams, first aid vehicles and tow trucks.

Ambulance services are provided by AeroMed which also operates non-stop to deliver first aid assistance, emergency life-line support and pre-hospital care to injured travelers. AeroMed has extraction and air transport management capabilities for accident victims, plus links with medical specialists.






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