The new NLEX Tambobong Interchange in Bocaue, Bulacan is scheduled to fully open on July 2, according to Public Works and Highways Sec. Mark Villar.
The latest traffic decongestion project by the Department of Public Works and Highways and NLEX Corporation will offer another alternative for commuters at Bocaue Interchange bound for Sta. Maria, Angat, and Pandi in eastern Bulacan.
“The completion of this new route is vital to fulfilling our goal of improving roads leading to growth corridors. We are delighted to let our commuters know that we are able to provide traffic congestion relief and reduce travel time between the NLEX and eastern Bulacan towns,” Villar said.
The new interchange features two-lane southbound and northbound entries as well as a three-lane northbound exit. It also has three exclusive RFID lanes to encourage cashless and faster transactions.
“With these new access roads, we are expecting to enhance mobility within the Bulacan road network and help alleviate the heavy traffic situation at the Bocaue Interchange,” NLEX Corporation president and general manager J. Luigi L. Bautista said.
Meanwhile, Bulacan 2nd District Representative Gavini Pancho, who is proactively pushing for more infrastructure projects in the province, said that the Tambobong Interchange “would definitely open more opportunities for our people and our province.”
DPWH Region 3 Director Roseller Tolentino said that the new interchange is expected to reduce travel time and complement other developments in Bulacan such as the proposed airport and mega city
The DPWH said that the heightened commercial activities and real estate development in Bocaue and Sta. Maria have contributed largely to vehicle growth along that corridor.