Candaba 3rd Viaduct hits 50% completion, projected to enhance safety and mobility

Those frequenting the NLEX have surely seen the progress being made to the Candaba 3rd Viaduct. In case anyone’s wondering, work on that segment has already hit the halfway mark. At 50% completion, it shouldn’t be too long before a better Candaba Viaduct will be available for motorists to use whether on the north- or southbound side of the expressway.

5-kilometer stretch of Candaba 3rd Viaduct project reaches halfway mark

Candaba 3rd Viaduct 50 Percent Update Feb 2024 Inline 02 Min

Photo: NLEX Corp.

Considered a milestone of its construction, the Candaba 3rd Viaduct has reached the halfway mark following the installation of the first girder. What follows is the transition from groundwork-heavy construction to road-level work. This will minimize what NLEX Corp. says is “ground access” and that ensures the ability to continue work in all weather conditions; no reason for “natural” reasons to slow the progress down from moving forward, faster.

Candaba 3rd Viaduct 50 Percent Update Feb 2024 Inline 01 Min

Photo: NLEX Corp.

“This remarkable achievement shows NLEX’s commitment to complete the project by November 2024. We are very glad that our chosen construction partner, Leighton Contractors (Asia) Limited, is one with us in our objective to expedite work on the project, while prioritizing the safety of all workers and ensuring the structural soundness of the new bridge,” said NLEX Corporation President and General Manager, J. Luigi L. Bautista.

Candaba 3rd Viaduct 50 Percent Update Feb 2024 Inline 03 Min

Photo: NLEX Corp.

Spanning a length of 5 kilometers, the Candaba 3rd Viaduct Project is situated between two existing bridges connecting the towns of Pulilan, Bulacan, and Apalit, Pampanga. When the project is finally completed, the Candaba Viaduct itself will be expanded to three lanes with inner and outer shoulders in both directions. These are seen to improve safety and mobility for motorists taking the Viaduct as they move to and from NLEX.

It’s taken some time, and it will continue to take more, but if it will make travel easier and safer, then projects like this need a little more patience from us. After all, it’s us motorists who will benefit from the work being done.

Mikko Juangco
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