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Toll road integration signed

State-owned Bases Conversion and Development Authority on Thursday signed the toll integration agreement with Manila North Tollways Corp. to speed up the flow of vehicles at the exit plazas of the North Luzon Expressway and the Subic-Clark Tarlac Expressway.

Both agencies signed the toll integration agreement a week ahead of the deadline set by Senate president Franklin Drilon.

“The actual integration may even be faster because MNTC will soon be awarded the contract for the SCTEX as well,” BCDA president and chief executive Arnel Paciano Casanova said.

He said BCDA’s board formally approved the toll integration proposal Thursday, clearing all hurdles to toll integration.

The NLEX-SCTEX toll integration project involves the conversion of separate NLEX and SCTEX toll collection systems into a single system that should allow for more efficient toll collection and faster movement of traffic for motorists.

It also involves the installation and removal of temporary plazas and the construction of interchange plazas that will also require the widening of existing entry/exit ramps.

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