The NLEX Corporation has officially started rehabilitation work on two bridges in Bulacan, a move they say will lead to a safer and smoother travel experience for motorists.
The company, who describes itself as ‘builder-concessionaire,’ announced the beginning of roadworks along Meycauayan Bridge and Bigaa Bridge on Thursday (May 20).
NLEX Corporation President and General Manager Luigi L. Bautista said the reinforcement of the two bridges is a necessary undertaking seeing as both pathways were created in the 1960s, making them at least 60 years old.
“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,” Bautista shared in a statement.
Work on the 45-meter Meycauayan Bridge is slated to be completed in September 2021 while reinforcement works for the 64-meter Bigaa Bridge in the Balagtas area are scheduled to be concluded in August the same year.
Bautista assured motorists that the project will have minimal effect on traffic flow. Rehab work will be conducted in phases to avoid congestion and three lanes will be available at all times.
“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,” he said.
However, Bautista encouraged motorists to plan their trips and consider slightly longer travel times.
According to the company, they’ll be positioning patrol officers in the said thoroughfares to oversee traffic throughout the project.
Other rehabilitation projects in the works include the upgrade of the Candaba Viaduct as well as the repair of the Pau Bridge in San Simon.
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Image credit: NLEX Corporation’s Official Website