The North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) Corporation has announced that rehabilitation works on the 46-year-old Candaba Viaduct – which connects Pulilan, Bulacan, and the San Simon, Pampanga section of the North Luzon Expressway – will resume next month, February 2022.
Similar to the rehabilitation works that were done on the southbound portion last year, this year’s rehab works will involve replacing the link slabs on the northbound portion of the viaduct. NLEX Corporation will again use Bailey bridges on top of the slabs being worked on to allow light vehicles to pass through. Heavy vehicles, will have to counterflow on the southbound lane.
Repaired link slab along the southbound portion of Candaba Viaduct
For about six months, 13 priority link slabs that connect the bridge deck spans will be replaced to provide a comfortable driving experience to motorists traversing this vital 5-kilometer road network between Pampanga and Bulacan.
“We always ensure to maintain our assets for the benefit of thousands of motorists plying our expressway. Whether it is above the bridge or under the bridge, we keep on doing the upgrades for the Candaba Viaduct as we want motorists to continue having safe and comfortable travel,” said J. Luigi L. Bautista, president, and general manager of NLEX Corporation.
The upgrades for the Candaba Viaduct have been in place since 2019 as part of the four-year rehabilitation plan that aims to enhance its efficiency and safety. Last year, the tollway firm completed the link slab upgrade of the southbound segment which has since improved the safety and long-term serviceability of the structure.