As part of its bid to continually ensure the safety and comfort of all motorists and commuters, the NLEX Corporation has started its annual heavy maintenance program for the NLEX-SCTEX involving asphalt overlay and road patching of some portions of the integrated expressways.

The heavy maintenance program is being done regularly on NLEX-SCTEX to keep the good road condition and guarantee a seamless travel experience.

“We regularly monitor the condition of our roads so we can immediately repair or improve them as necessary,” said NLEX Corporation President and CEO Rodrigo E. Franco, adding that “every year, we want to provide our customers with better service.”

Set to be undertaken within five months or until August this year, the program focuses on patching the pavements of some northbound and southbound portions of NLEX from Balintawak, Caloocan City to Sta. Ines, Mabalacat City and overlaying of asphalt on selected northbound lanes between Burol, Balagtas, Bulacan and Sta. Rita, Guiguinto, Bulacan.

Concrete removal and replacement will also commence in portions of the Candaba Viaduct and Tabang Spur.

Road patching and asphalt overlay will also be undertaken along the stretch of Subic-Freeport Expressway (SFEX) and parts of SCTEX Dinalupihan in Bataan; Floridablanca, Porac, Clark North, Clark South, and NLEX-SCTEX Spur in Pampanga; Concepcion and San Miguel in Tarlac.

Despite the ongoing maintenance works, motorists can be assured of smooth and convenient travel as the NLEX Corporation implements a traffic management plan which includes the closure of only one lane at any given time.

Road signs and other warning devices will also be installed to guide motorists passing the repair sites. The company also said that no road repairs will be undertaken during weekends and holidays in anticipation of the high traffic volume.