The NLEX Corporation and the Municipality of Hermosa recently inked a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) for the installation of road lights and safety devices between the SCTEX Dinalupihan Spur and Roman Highway in Hermosa, Bataan to guide motorists and enhance their driving experience.

Signing the MOA were Hermosa Mayor Antonio Joseph “Jopet” R. Inton, NLEX Corporation President and General Manager J. Luigi L. Bautista, Councilor and Committee Chairman on Public Utilities Floyd J. Tungol, and NLEX Corporation First Vice President for Legal Services Atty. Joseph J. Marigomen. Also present were Vice Mayor Patrick S. Rellosa and other Sangguniang Bayan Members.

The project, which covers approximately two kilometers, will provide motorists with a safer and brighter travel, especially during nighttime, as NLEX will supply and install grid-connected lamp poles with LED luminaires, directional signs, PVC bollards at the median, and metal strips on guardrails.

“Ensuring public safety is one of the topmost priorities in operating our expressways. This was validated when NLEX became the first and only tollway company in the country to be certified under ISO 39001, or otherwise known as Road Traffic Safety Management System,” said Bautista, highlighting that “we know that the road lights will make travel safer between the T-intersection located at the SCTEX Roman Highway Access Road (also known as Dinalupihan Spur) and Roman Highway in Hermosa, Bataan. Moreover, with this project, motorists from Roman Highway will not miss the turn to SCTEX Dinalupihan Entry.”

Bautista noted that LED lights will be used to make night driving along the expressway better for the environment as environmental protection and sustainability are also at the core of the company’s programs. He also cited that NLEX has been incorporating sustainable energy sources such as solar power in its daily operations since 2018.

For his part, Mayor Inton thanked the tollway company for its longstanding partnership with the municipality. “Nagpapasalamat ako sa NLEX sa ating partnership mula noong ako’y nanungkulan bilang punong bayan dito sa Bayan ng Hermosa ay lagi ko po kayo nakaka-partner,” said Mayor Inton.

He also underscored the benefit of this project to the people. “Ang proyektong ito ay ang magsisiguro sa kaligtasan ng publiko. Napaka-importante po ng area ng roadway lighting project dahil ito po ay root ng kaunlaran. Isa po sa dahilan at naging maunlad ang bayan ng Hermosa ay dahil po sa SCTEX Dinalupihan, ito ang nagko-connect po sa Bataan to other nearby provinces like Pampanga and Northern Luzon.”

NLEX Corporation is a subsidiary of the Metro Pacific Tollways Corporation (MPTC), the toll road arm of the Metro Pacific Investments Corporation (MPIC).