The NLEX Corporation opened a total of 64 new lane kilometers in the provinces of Bulacan and Pampanga to motorist. The said move was expected to help ease travel convenience and promote the growth of local economy in North and Central Luzon.
The opening of the new expressway lanes is aligned with the Duterte administration’s “Build Build Build” mission to ease heavy traffic in urban areas and promote socio-economic growth with infrastructures that make the transportation of goods and services more efficient.
NLEX was also Extended with 800 LED Lights
In addition to that, lay-bys or emergency stops at northbound and southbound directions of the 5-km long Candaba Viaduct were also constructed for the motorists’ convenience. The shoulder lanes were upgraded as third lanes.
The lighted portion of NLEX was also extended with 800 LED lights added in the sections of Balagtas and Sta. Rita to San Fernando. This makes the expressway safer for motorists, especially those driving at night. It will also help NLEX traffic monitoring teams and patrol officers to easily spot and respond to road incidents during the nighttime.
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In Mabalacat, a new 4 km, 2x2 northbound carriageway was also built including two bridges in Balem and Quitanguil. It was also done to improve road safety and provide easier access to the city.
NLEX Corp. President and CEO Rodrigo E. Franco hopes that the opening of the new infrastructures will further deliver hassle-free travel experience, spur tourism development, and bring in more investments in the region.