P6.9B set aside for NLEX, SCTEX upgrades, repairs
The North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) Corporation has set aside P6.9 billion for projects to improve the safety and mobility of motorists along NLEX and the Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway (SCTEX).
The tollway company spent a total of P3.4 billion for the capital expenditures and P3.5 billion for the annual pavement maintenance program and other routine repairs since 2015 up to present. These figures are apart from the big infrastructure projects such as the NLEX Harbor Link, SFEX Capacity Expansion, and the ongoing NLEX Connector.
“Over the past seven years, we have completed many enhancement projects that strengthened our commitment to deliver quality service to our motorists,” said NLEX Corporation president and general manager J. Luigi Bautista.
“Despite the challenges and even at the height of the pandemic, we continuously implement our projects and focus on getting better,” he added.
The improvements cover the roads, bridges, traffic devices, roadway lights, signs, pavement, toll collection system, drainage, fence as well as landscaping.
The yearly maintenance program includes pothole repair services, asphalt overlay, crack sealing works, and pavement marking enhancements.
Among the notable projects is the integration of NLEX and SCTEX, which involved the conversion of NLEX and SCTEX toll collection systems into a single system resulting in reduced toll collection stops and travel time savings of up to 40 minutes from Balintawak to Subic/Tarlac and back.
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