NLEX Corp. is set to start the slab link upgrade for the Candaba viaduct northbound lane as part of efforts to ensure the safety of its motorists.
The rehabilitation, which will be done in six months, involves the replacement of
13 priority link slabs of the five-kilometer road network between Pampanga and Bulacan.
“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,” said J. Luigi L. Bautista, president and general manager of NLEX.
Just like the previous southbound link slab upgrade, works on the northbound will require motorists to pass with care as a temporary steel Bailey bridge will be installed so cars, vans, small trucks, and buses will be able to cross over the repair site.
A counterflow lane at the southbound carriageway will also be open for vehicles and cargo trucks.
The Candaba Viaduct has been a reliable link between Metro Manila and North and Central Luzon. Several engineering studies have been done and major repairs and maintenance works have been implemented to maximize its capacity and retain its good condition.
NLEX, a subsidiary of Metro Pacific Tollways Corp., is also considering constructing a third bridge to further improve mobility in and out of the Viaduct.