NLEX Corporation starts repairs on Pampanga bridges

Road lights along Balagtas, Bulacan to San Fernando, Pampanga

Tollway operator NLEX Corporation said that it is currently upgrading bridges in Pampanga as part of its continuing efforts to ensure the safety of road users.

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • What are the two bridges that will be undergoing major rehabilitation?

    These are the San Matias Bridge in Sto. Tomas (NLEX) and the Pasig-Potrero bridge in Porac (SCTEX).
  • Why is there a need to repair the two bridges?

    This is to ensure the safety of motorists using the toll road.
  • The two bridges that are undergoing repair are the San Matias Bridge in Sto. Tomas (North Luzon Expressway) and the Pasig-Potrero Bridge in Porac (Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway).

    “Just like the other bridges along the NLEX-SCTEX network, San Matias and Pasig-Potrero are essential in facilitating ease of travel and efficient delivery of commodities. We are doing the necessary repairs as part of our commitment to keep our assets in good condition and more importantly, provide motorists with a safe and smooth expressway experience,” NLEX Corporation President and General Manager Luigi Bautista was quoted as saying.

    NLEX-SCTEX

    The two link slabs in the southbound portion of the 80-meter San Matias Bridge (located between San Fernando and San Simon interchanges) are being replaced and would entail bridge support and deck surface enhancement.

    With the project eyed to be completed within a month, the NLEX Corporation said that repair works would have occasional lane closures. It would also result in the use of a Bailey bridge for Class 1 and 2 vehicles to cross over the link slab repair site and a counterflow lane at the northbound carriageway to accommodate Class 3 vehicles.

    Meanwhile, the 720-meter Pasig-Potrero Bridge is also being strengthened after the sand surrounding the piers was weakened due to quarrying operations. To protect the structure and improve its serviceability, sheet piles and gabions are being installed. The project is expected to be completed within the second quarter of the year.

    Further, the NLEX Corporation noted that it is continuously rehabilitating the five-kilometer Candaba Viaduct.

    Photos from NLEX Corporation

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