NLEX Corporation starts rehab work for the southbound Candaba viaduct

Motorists who frequent the north may have to travel with some patience as NLEX Corporation has begun rehab works for the southbound lane of the Candaba Viaduct.

According to NLEX Corporation, the 5-kilometer southbound viaduct will undergo rehab works to enhance its safety and address the long-term serviceability of the structure.

NLEX Candaba viaduct undergoing repairs, expect heavy traffic image

Each link slab will be repaired in approximately 26 days. For the time being, and to allow light to medium vehicles to pass, NLEX Corporation will be building a Bailey bridge over the link slab being repaired (see main photo).

While light to medium vehicles will be allowed to pass, heavier trucks with less than 12 wheels will be allowed to use the northbound lane through a counterflow lane, while heavier trucks with 12 or more wheels will need to exit San Simon and re-enter NLEX through Pulilan.

The Candaba Viaduct is a 5-kilometer bridge over the Candaba swamp. It connects Pulilan, Bulacan and the San Simon, Pampanga section of the North Luzon Expressway. It was built in 1976 and was finished the following year.

The rehab works started last August 13, 2020, and is scheduled to be finished by December of this year.