NLEx starts work on northbound Candaba Viaduct upgrade
MANILA, Philippines—Toll road operator NLEx Corp. announced the start of upgrades at the northbound portion of the Candaba Viaduct this February, which will last around six months.
In a statement, the company said this will involve the replacement of bridge link slabs that will allow a “ comfortable driving experience to motorists traversing this vital five-kilometer road network between Pampanga and Bulacan.”
“We always ensure to maintain our assets for the benefit of thousands of motorists plying our expressway,” J. Luigi L. Bautista, president and general manager of NLEX Corp., said in a statement.
“Whether it is above the bridge or under the bridge, we keep on doing the upgrades for the Candaba Viaduct as we want motorists to continue having safe and comfortable travel,” he added.
The company said the ongoing repairs will require motorists to use a temporary steel Bailey bridge, allowing cars, vans, small trucks, and buses to cross over the repair site.
Also, a counterflow lane at the southbound carriageway will be open for vehicles and cargo trucks.
“Proper traffic management that includes the deployment of patrol officers and marshals and installation of directional traffic signs will be in place all the time to guide motorists,” said NLEx Corp.
“Traffic updates will also be available on the company’s various social media channels,” it said.
The Candaba Viaduct has been a key link between Metro Manila and North and Central Luzon.
Apart from repairs, NLEx Corp. said it was planning to build a third bridge to further improve mobility in and out of the viaduct.
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