A portion of the Meycauayan Bridge will be unavailable to drivers sometime today for scheduled repairs, according to NLEX.

The southbound lane of the expressway will be closed to motorists at 9 p.m. tonight (June 16) and will remain shut until 4 a.m. tomorrow (June 17). According to the announcement, work will be undertaken to replace a girder and reinforce slabs.

Work on the lane started yesterday – at the same period – and will continue this evening.

Northbound vehicles will only be able to use three lanes during the operations and only one counterflow lane will be opened to motorists, who are Manila-bound.

According to NLEX, they’ll be deploying traffic marshalls in the area to aid the flow of traffic while repairs are ongoing.

The 45-meter bridge, which was built in the 1960s, has been under rehabilitation for almost a month now. It first started last May 20 and coincided with the rehabilitation of the Bigaa Bridge, which is also in Bulacan.

The rehabilitation of the Meycauyan Bridge is expected to be finished in September of this year.

NLEX has previously appealed to motorists to be more patient while on the road as traffic will be affected.

Besides this project, NLEX is also working on upgrading the Candaba Viaduct, the Pau bridge, SCTEX Pasig-Potrero bridge, and the pavement maintenance program covering both NLEX and SCTEX.

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