Driving along North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) and on Subic Clark Tarlac Expressway (SCTEX) will now be smoother than before. NLEX Corporation announced they have completed pavement repair of more than 140,000 square meter sections of the expressways.
The company started pavement maintenance works back in February, and it involved asphalt overlay and patching works in the 109,886 square meter section of NLEX. Meanwhile, a total of 31,600 square meter sections were repaired along the SCTEX. Aside from asphalt overlaying, both expressways also underwent regular repairs, like crack mapping and pothole patching, among others.
“Each year, we strive to fulfill our obligation to provide our customers with the best service. With the completion of the pavement repair program, we are optimistic that our motorists will have a safer and smoother drive,” said J. Luigi Bautista, president, and general manager of NLEX Corporation.
Currently, NLEX Corporation is busy rehabilitating the Meycauayan and Bigaa bridges in Bulacan. This involves the replacement of the girders and slabs to improve the structure and safety of both infrastructures. Unfortunately, the ongoing works have also resulted in traffic buildup near the two bridges. NLEX has since asked for patience and understanding as rehabilitation works continue.
The company is also completing the first 5-kilometer section of the NLEX Connector between Caloocan and Espana interchanges. The upcoming elevated expressway will serve to connect Harbor Link and Skyway. More importantly, it will serve as a direct link for truckers (and private motorists) to get from Port of Manila to the south and vice versa.
With the pavement repairs completed, has driving along NLEX and SCTEX greatly improved? Share your comments below.