MANILA — The P150-million road raising project aimed at mitigating the risk of
flooding in a 640-meter stretch of SCTEX Dinalupihan is now halfway through and
expected to be completed within the third quarter of the year.
“We are always on the lookout for solutions that can help improve the reliability
and safety of our roads and other structures. By elevating this portion of SCTEX,
motorists can expect to traverse a safer and more accessible route especially
during inclement weather conditions,” NLEX Corp. president J. Luigi L. Bautista
The project includes the construction of new pavement on top of the existing one
and addition of new culverts or drainage structures. Parts of the road are being
raised as high as two meters and being filled with layers of earth materials to
mitigate flooding in the area, thus, ensure safe passage of motorists. Once
completed, the project will enable the infrastructure to be more resilient and
further sustain severe weather events.
With the implementation of lane closures, traffic management and safety
measures are in place to guide motorists and reduce travel delays. Advisories on
the closures are regularly posted on NLEX Corp. social media channels to update
motorists on traffic conditions and construction activities.
Previously, NLEX raised the elevation of the Maritan Highway-Rizal Highway-Tipo
Road junction as part of the capacity expansion of the Subic Freeport Expressway.
It also undertook drainage improvement projects last 2015 and 2021 in
Valenzuela City to ease flooding. These projects involved the construction of a
pumping facility and a sump at the southbound, and replacement of concrete-
made drainage covers to more durable steel gratings at the northbound side.
The tollway company is currently doing various infrastructure improvement works
in all its expressways such as upkeep of interchange bridges and overpasses,
upgrading of pavement, and major safety upgrade of Candaba Viaduct
southbound and Pasig-Potrero bridge. Toll system enhancement projects are also
underway in select NLEX-SCTEX toll plazas.