In spite of the challenges brought by the ongoing health crisis, the NLEX Corporation continued to deliver its commitment by helping decongest traffic and boost customer service through its infrastructure developments and enhancements.
In a statement addressed earlier this year, NLEX Corporation President and General Manager J. Luigi L. Bautista reported the completion of 12 significant projects in the NLEX-SCTEX system in 2021 – all intended to improve travel safety and convenience of motorists.
Bautista also welcomed 2022 with optimism as he hints on even more projects to be delivered. “Continuous improvement will always be our priority. And as the company ended 2021 on a positive note, we welcome 2022 with optimism as there are big-ticket projects to complete and commence this year,” Bautista noted.
Among the projects Bautista is referring to are the NLEX C5 Link Mindanao Avenue-Quirino Highway Section, the Candaba Third Viaduct, and NLEX Connector.
Set to start construction within the year is the new two-kilometer expressway section between the existing Mindanao Avenue toll plaza and Quirino Highway in Novaliches, Quezon City. This is part of the 11.5-kilometer NLEX C5 Link between Mindanao Avenue, Quirino Highway, Regalado Avenue, Congressional Avenue and C.P. Garcia Avenue which aims to cut travel time between ends from the usual 45 minutes down to 10 minutes.
Also in the pipeline is the construction of the third bridge at Candaba Viaduct that will expand its capacity from three lanes to four lanes per direction, enhancing the mobility and safety of motorists.
The 8-kilometer NLEX Connector that passes through 5th Avenue/C3 Road, España Blvd., all the way to Sta. Mesa, Manila is targeted for completion this year. This elevated expressway will provide the supply chain and logistics sector with a more efficient route, bypassing busy roads such as EDSA and C5.