NLEX sinks P150-M to enhance SCTEX

To improve motorist safety and convenience, NLEX Corp. is pouring in P150 million to repair portions of the Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway (SCTEX), including its road surface and bridges.

In a statement, NLEX said that restoration and enhancement works are underway for the slope protection of Pinulot, Loakan, and Cui River bridges in Dinalupihan, Bataan. The projects will prevent structural scouring and erosion, especially during rainy season.

The 38 kilometer lane of SCTEX is also undergoing repair and is expected to be completed by the second quarter of 2019. Both lanes of SCTEX from Tarlac to Tipo including the Subic Freeport Expressway will undergo pavement repair, which involves light patching works and asphalt overlays.

The same program is also being done on the 40 lane kilometer on NLEX from Balintawak to Sta. Ines, the statement said.

“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,” said NLEX Corporation president and general manager Luigi Bautista.

Since the integration of the NLEX and SCTEX three years ago, the company has been modernizing and bringing all the world-class features of the NLEX-SCTEX since its integration in 2016. This includes smooth pavements to electronic toll collection along with up-to-date traffic systems.

In 2018, four camera-equipped emergency call boxes 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. Reflective delineator posts and plates were mounted at the expressway to help motorists navigate the road safely during nighttime.

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