The NLEX Corporation has started the simultaneous rehabilitation of Meycauayan and Bigaa bridges in Bulacan aimed at providing safer and smoother expressway travel.
“We always look after the safety and convenience of our motorists. Both bridges were built in the 1960s and it is high time that we replace the girders and slabs to strengthen the structures,” said NLEX Corporation president and general manager J. Luigi L. Bautista.
The rehabilitation of the 45-meter Meycauayan bridge is targeted for completion by September 2021, while the rehabilitation of the 64-meter Bigaa bridge in Balagtas area is expected to be finished by August 2021.
To keep the traffic flowing as efficiently as possible, works on both bridges are being undertaken in stages, beginning with the southbound portion, then to be followed by the northbound portion. Three lanes have remained passable to motorists while works are ongoing.
Motorists may experience temporary delays since lane closures and counterflow are being implemented in the said areas. NLEX Corporation appeals for patience and understanding from the motoring public, but also gives assurance that efforts will be made to minimize traffic disruption. Motorists are also advised to plan their trips ahead while allowing for a slightly longer travel time.
“We’d like to assure our motorists that we will do everything possible to complete the works on time while ensuring public safety and minimizing traffic slowdown,” Bautista added.
For the duration of the rehabilitation, the tollway company will field patrol officers and marshals to manage the flow of vehicles and will place traffic signs and other warning devices at strategic locations to better guide motorists.
Traffic updates and lane closure schedules are announced via the social media accounts of NLEX Corporation. Motorists may likewise call the hotline 1-35000 for updates or concerns.
Aside from this project, NLEX is also working on the upgrade of the Candaba Viaduct, the safety repair of Pau bridge, SCTEX Pasig-Potrero bridge and the pavement maintenance program covering both NLEX and SCTEX.
NLEX Corporation is a subsidiary of the Metro Pacific Tollways Corporation (MPTC), the toll road arm of the Metro Pacific Investments Corporation (MPIC).