To ensure the continued safety of motorists using the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) and the Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway (SCTEX), the NLEX Corporation has officially begun its rehabilitation work on two Pampanga bridges. 

According to company President Luigi Bautista, they’re already in the process of upgrading the NLEX’s San Matias Bridge in Sto. Tomas and SCTEX’s Pasig-Potrero Bridge in Porac. 

Bautista notes that the reinforcing of both pathways is a major part of their repair initiative for the expressways. 

“Just like the other bridges along the Nlex-Sctex network, San Matias and Pasig-Potrero are essential in facilitating ease of travel and efficient delivery of commodities. We are doing the necessary repairs as part of our commitment to keep our assets in good condition and more importantly, provide motorists with a safe and smooth expressway experience,” he shared in a statement. 

The 80-meter San Matias Bridge will undergo enhancements for its support and deck surface. Two of its link slabs are also up for replacement. 

Meanwhile, the 720-meter Pasig-Potrero Bridge linking Subic and Clark will go through strengthening due to the sand surrounding the piers diminishing as a result of quarrying operations. Sheet piles and gabions will also be installed to improve the bridge’s serviceability and protect its structure. 

In recent years, NLEX Corp. has ramped up its upgrading of critical transportation structures. Just last year, it finished rehabilitation and repair works for the Meycauayan and Bigaa bridges in Bulacan as well as the Porac and Gumain bridges in Pampanga.

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