A new interchange has just been opened along the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) that will help decongest traffic between Bocaue and other parts of Bulacan: the new NLEX Tambobong Interchange.

A partnership between the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) and NLEX Corporation, the new junction will serve as an alternative route for commuters at Bocaue Interchange bound for Sta. Maria, Angat, and Pandi in Eastern Bulacan. With it, the new access road is expected to enhanced mobility within the Bulacan road network, as well as help alleviate traffic at the Bocaue Interchange.

New NLEX Tambobong Interchange to decongest traffic in Bocaue image

“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,” said Mark Villar, DPWH Secretary.

The NLEX Tambobong Interchange features a two-lane southbound entry, a two-lane northbound entry, and a three-lane northbound exit. It also comes with exclusive RFID lanes in order to encourage the use of cashless and faster transactions. DPWH Region 3 Director Roseller Tolentinto stated that the new interchange is also expected to reduce travel time and complement other developments in Bulacan.

New NLEX Tambobong Interchange to decongest traffic in Bocaue image

As more commercial activities and real estate development begin to take shape in places such as Bocaue and Sta. Maria, the new Tambobong Interchange will surely help in freeing up more road space for trucks, private vehicles, as well as for commuters.

With the country's economy restarting amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the opening of the new Tambobong Interchange along NLEX is proof that work can be done even in times of crisis.