NLEX Corp. will be deploying additional manpower and implement other contingency measures for the increased traffic volume expected in relation to the upcoming 2023 Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan Elections on Monday.

“We are extremely happy to announce the early completion of the San Simon pavement raising project and Abacan Bridge safety repair. The availability of all the lanes will help improve the travel experience of every motorist plying the expressway, especially this coming long weekend,” Jose Luigi Bautista, president of NLEX, said.

NLEX, a unit of Metro Pacific Tollways Corp. (MPTC), said it will be deploying more than 1,500 traffic, toll and systems personnel amid the expected 10% surge in motorists.

MPTC is the tollways unit of Metro Pacific Investments Corp., one of three key Philippine units of Hong Kong-based First Pacific Co. Ltd., the others being Philex Mining Corp. and PLDT, Inc.

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