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NLEX spending over P150 million for SCTEX repairs

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By Emmie V. Abadilla

The NLEX Corporation is investing over P150 million repairing bridges and pavement in select SCTEX areas to beef up its services for customers.

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Restoration and enhancement works are underway for the slope protection of Pinulot, Loakan, and Cui river bridges in Dinalupihan, Bataan.

These projects will prevent the structure from scouring and erosion, especially during rainy season, ensuring the safety of motorists and locals.

Meanwhile, this year’s pavement repair program on the 38 lane kilometers of SCTEX is also ongoing and set to be completed by the second quarter of 2019.

The pavement repairs, which involve light patching works and asphalt overlays, cover both directions of the SCTEX from Tarlac to Tipo including the Subic Freeport Expressway (SFEX).

The same program is also being done at the 40 lane kilometers of NLEX from Balintawak to Sta. Ines.

“These are part of our efforts to maintain and make our roads safe for all weather conditions, giving the public comfortable travel and helping facilitate efficient mobility of goods and services,” noted NLEX Corporation president and general manager Luigi Bautista.

Last year, four camera-equipped emergency call boxes (ECB) were installed at Dinalupihan (Subic-bound), Porac (Subic-bound), Dolores (Tarlac-bound), and San Miguel (Tarlac-bound) to enhance communication between motorists and SCTEX personnel responsible for traffic monitoring and control.

Variable electronic message signs which provide useful and updated traffic information were also put up at Floridablanca (Subic-bound), Concepcion (Subic-bound), Porac (Tarlac-bound), and Bamban (Tarlac-bound) interchanges.

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