Tollway operator set for annual repair work on NLEX, SCTEX

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  • NLEX Corp. will start this month its yearly repair of pavement covering 79,063 sqm of the North Luzon Expressway and 18,718 sqm of the Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway
  • Some stretches from Balintawak to Sta. Ines and Tarlac to Tipo will be replaced in sections and overlaid with new layers of asphalt, while less damaged parts will be patched
  • The pavement repair program is one of the company’s strategies in asset preservation and is set for completion within the second quarter this year

Tollway company NLEX Corp. is set to start this month its annual pavement repair program covering 79,063 square meters of the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) and 18,718 sqm of the Subic-Clark- Tarlac Expressway.

Some stretches of pavement from Balintawak to Sta. Ines and Tarlac to Tipo will be replaced in sections and overlaid with new layers of asphalt, while less damaged parts will be patched, NLEX Corp. said in a statement.

J. Luigi Bautista, NLEX Corp. president and general manager, said the maintenance work will result in smooth driving and enhanced safety on the road.

“While we have frequent road inspections and repairs, this yearly program is more comprehensive and will vastly improve the quality of our roads for the benefit of thousands of motorists plying our expressways every day,” said Bautista.

He stressed that “in doing our pavement repair program, we follow the ISO standards and ensure that we fulfill our quality, health and safety, and environmental responsibilities.”

The pavement repair program, which is one of the company’s strategies in asset preservation, is set to be completed in the second quarter this year.

NLEX Corp. said the program will be undertaken with traffic and lane management measures in place to ensure minimal lane closures and reduce travel delays. Also, road signs and other warning devices will be installed to guide motorists passing the repair sites.

Aside from the road repairs, the tollway company is upgrading and strengthening the Candaba Viaduct, San Matias Bridge, and Pasig-Potrero Bridge.

It is also building the 8-kilometer NLEX Connector, an elevated expressway section traversing Caloocan Interchange along C3 Road/5th Avenue, España Boulevard, all the way to the vicinity of the Polytechnic University of the Philippines in Sta. Mesa, Manila.