The road network was closed due to the coronavirus pandemic restrictions and was used exclusively for the “We Heal As One” quarantine facility.
NLEX president and general manager Luigi L. Bautista said the interchange requires contactless transactions through RFID.
“The interchange is surrounded by a mega quarantine facility, a prospective terminal for northern provincial buses—both are inside the Philippine Arena complex, and a molecular testing laboratory located at the western portion. For everyone’s safety, we are implementing the RFID-only policy at the interchange,” Bautista said.
Cash-paying motorists who will pass through the road will be required to sign up for an RFID account and have the RFID installed on their vehicles before entry/exit.
The reopening of Philippine Arena Interchange complements the recent opening of Tambobong Interchange. Both are vital in the decongestion of Bocaue Interchange and in easing mounting traffic along Governor F. Halili Road in Bocaue-Sta.Maria corridor.