NLEX Tambobong Interchange Now Open: What are the NLEX Exits in Bulacan?

NLEX Tambobong Interchange

Secretary Mark Villar (Department of Public Works and Highways) led the opening of the interchange last July 2, 2020 (Thursday). During the opening, Villar said, “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.”

NLEX Tambobong Interchange Now Open: What are the NLEX Exits in Bulacan? 1

According to the statement of NLEX Corporation President and General Manager, “by serving as an alternative route going to NLEx from Sta. Maria, Angat, Pandi and vise versa.” (source: He also mentioned that, “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.” (source: Press Release of NLEX Corporation)

Bautista said the project would reduce travel time by up to 20 minutes and complement other infrastructure developments in Bulacan.

NLEX Tambobong Interchange
NLEX Tambobong Interchange (photo from NLEX Corporation)

The half ramp (no southbound exit) was already opened earlier in 2020. However, this month, July 2020, the full NLEX Tambobong Interchange (northbound and southbound) is already open to motorists plying the super highway.

Other NLEX Exits in Bulacan

These are the other NLEX exits in Bulacan, apart from the NLEX Tambobong Interchange.

Bulacan City / TownNLEX Exit / Interchange
Meycauayan1) Libtong (NB Only)

2) Meycauayan (main exit) – Malhacan Road) / Iba Road

3) Pandayan (SB Only)
Marilao1) Marilao (main exit) M. Villarica Road / Patubig Road *

*this has a proposed future link to the proposed toll road to the new Bulacan Airport (NMIA)

Read: Soon to Rise: A World-Class Bulacan Airport Worth $15B
Bocaue1) Ciudad de Victoria (partially open); with alternate routes to Bocaue and Sta. Maria *

* other internal roads leading to the interchange are under construction

2) Bocaue toll plaza A and B (electronic toll collection, cash payments — SB o nly). North end of barrier toll system. Start of closed road toll system.

3) NLEX Tambobong Interchange
Balagtas1) Tabang Half Interchange (NB exit; SB entrance) – going to / coming from Guiguinto / Malolos City

2) Balagtas Half Interchange to Plaridel Bypass Road (NB exit; SB entrance)
Guiguinto1) Sta. Rita (to AH26 (Maharlika Highway / Cagayan Valley Road)
Pulilan1) Pulilan (to N115; Pulilan Regional Road)

Refer to the details below for the latest toll rates in NLEX for the various exit (updated as of March 2020) for Class 1, 2, and 3 vehicles.

All these recent road and infrastructure developments are geared toward making access easier and faster for everyone.

In 2018, the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI) cited Bulacan as one of the emerging viable business destinations in Luzon considering its proximity to Metro Manila and the upcoming major infrastructure projects.

Last year, the provincial government also announced that a 400-hectare mega city traversing the municipalities of Pandi, Bocaue, and Balagtas will be built which comprised of manufacturing firms, call centers, warehouses, outlet stores, and a shopping mall.

Read: The 500-kilometer MacArthur Highway Drive

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