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North Luzon Expressway: Southeast Asia's First Expressway.

North Luzon Expressway Southeast Asia's First Expressway
The North Luzon Expressway (NLE or NLEx), also called North Diversion Road, is a limited-access toll expressway that connects Metro Manila to the provinces of the Central Luzon region in the Philippines.
It is one of the two branches of the R-8 major radial road of Metro Manila (Quirino Highway is the other).

The expressway begins in Quezon City at a cloverleaf interchange with EDSA: a logical continuation of Andres Bonifacio Avenue. It then passes through Quezon City, Caloocan City, and Valenzuela City in Metro Manila. Meycauayan, Marilao, Bocaue, Balagtas, Guiguinto, Plaridel, and Pulilan in Bulacan. San Simon, San Fernando, Mexico and Angeles City in Pampanga. The expressway currently ends at Mabalacat and merges with the MacArthur Highway, which continues northward into the rest of Central and Northern Luzon.

The expressway is the longest and most modern expressway in the Philippines

The expressway was featured in the music video to the song "Toll Gate" by the band Hale

The expressway is the first expressway in Southeast Asia, built and completed during the late 1960s.


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