An additional lane at the San Fernando interchange northbound exit is being constructed by the NLEX Corporation, which is set to be completed in March this year. This addresses the heavy volume of vehicles in this area in Pampanga, especially during rush hour.
The expansion project will widen the 336-meter northbound exit ramp heading towards Pampanga’s capital city, increasing the number of deceleration lanes to two.
The said the improvement is seen to benefit motorists, merchants, and commuters going to San Fernando City from Bulacan and Manila.
The San Fernando Interchange has been one of the busiest interchanges on the NLEX as it is near business/commercial centers and offers access to other provinces in the north such as Nueva Ecija, Bataan, and Zambales.
“This project is part of our company’s pursuit of improving the traffic flow in and out of the expressway,” said NLEX Corporation President and CEO Rodrigo E. Franco.
A traffic management plan has been put in place around the work area to assure motorists passing through the construction area of safe and convenient travel even while construction is going on.
As part of this plan, NLEX Corporation has deployed traffic personnel to keep traffic moving smoothly as well as positioned flagmen and placed road signs at strategic locations to further guide motorists.
Last year, the NLEX Corporation enhanced the capacity of the San Fernando Interchange by building two new bridges crossing the NLEX function as separate carriageways and by widening the interchange ramps to four lanes in each direction.
The east and west roundabouts along Jose Abad Santos Avenue were also removed to pave way for the installation of automated traffic signals.