NLEX Corporation undertakes a preventive maintenance program for its bridges and overpasses along NLEX-SCTEX to ensure the riding convenience and safety of motorists.
Girder strengthening, replacement of components, crack repairs, expansion joint repairs, restoration of slope protection, application of anti-corrosive paint, and replacement of cyclone fences are among the engineering work being done in relation to the project.
The preventive maintenance program, which will be done in sequence, will last until August this year. Some work will require minimal lane closures while others can be completed without disrupting traffic.
“Apart from maintaining the pavement of our roads, we also conduct the upkeep of our interchange bridges, overpasses, and other structures to maintain their reliability and ensure their optimum condition, therefore giving our motorists a safe and efficient travel route,” said NLEX Corporation President and General Manager J. Luigi L. Bautista.
Asset maintenance has always been an essential part of the company’s operations. NLEX implements various programs that optimize the condition of structures to extend their serviceable lifespan, staying true to its commitment to operating safe roads and providing excellent customer service.
Out of the 283 bridges and overpasses along NLEX-SCTEX, the structures that are lined up for preventive and corrective maintenance are the Old Novaliches Flyover and Balintawak Interchange Bridge in Quezon City; Libis Baesa Overpass in Caloocan City; Tullahan River Bridge, Malaking Sapa River Bridge, Que Grande Overpass, Ugong River Bridge, Canumay Overpass, Lingunan Overpass, and Lawang Bato Overpass in Valenzuela City; Meycauayan Interchange Bridge; Marilao River Bridge and Interchange Bridge, and Lias Overpass in Marilao, Bulacan.
Also included are the Bocaue River Bridge and Interchange Bridge, Bulacan River Bridge, Duhat Overpass, and Taal Overpass in Bocaue, Bulacan; Balagtas Interchange Bridge, Burol Overpass and Interchange Bridge in Balagtas, Bulacan; Tabe Overpass and Pritil Overpass in Guiguinto, Bulacan; Ligas Overpass in Malolos, Bulacan; Lalangan Overpass and Sipat Overpass in Plaridel, Bulacan; and Pulilan Tibag Underpass in Pulilan, Bulacan.
Some Pampanga bridges and overpasses are also part of the preventive maintenance program, and these include the Tulaoc Overpass and San Simon Interchange Bridge in San Simon, Pampanga; Sampaloc Overpass in Apalit, Pampanga; Bulaon River Bridge and Del Carmen Overpass in San Fernando, Pampanga; Dalisdis Overpass, Akli Overpass, and San Rafael Overpass in San Simon, Pampanga; Dau Footbridge and Overpass, Sapang Biabas Overpass, Camachiles Overpass, SCTEX Spur, Mawaque Overpass, Sapang Bago River Bridge, Balem River Bridge, and Quitanguil River Bridge in Mabalacat, Pampanga.
For the Marilao Interchange Bridge, four girders are being replaced to strengthen the bridge. A series of lane closures is currently implemented both on and under the bridge to make way for the repairs. Traffic management measures are in place to guide motorists and advisories are available on NLEX Corporation’s social media accounts.
Aside from the said structures, NLEX is working on the upgrade of the Candaba Viaduct as well as undertaking major repairs of Pasig-Potrero bridge, for the long-term safety and convenience of motorists. NLEX Corporation is a subsidiary of the Metro PacificTollways Corporation (MPTC), the toll road arm of the Metro Pacific Investments Corporation (MPIC)