MNTC begins P113M NLEX heavy maintenance work
Date Posted : February 19, 2016
The Manila North Tollways Corporation (MNTC) starts its 2016 heavy maintenance program for NLEX worth P113 million. The project, which began in January and will end in June this year, focuses on road patching of approximately 120 square meters of some portions of NLEX from Valenzuela City to Sta. Ines in Pampanga.
Manila North Tollways Corporation (MNTC) president and chief executive officer Rodrigo E. Franco said heavy maintenance program on NLEX is done annually to ensure continuous delivery of safe and smooth travel. “We regularly do the necessary repairs and maintenance of NLEX to provide motorists with the same high level of service,” said Franco.
Road patching is a process where the old surface is removed and the pavement gravel is pulverized by road reclaimer machinery. The pavement is watered and re-compacted before a surface seal --- blend of asphalt concrete --- is applied.
Since road patching is done portion by portion, MNTC assures motorists that despite the ongoing maintenance work, traffic flow will remain light as it implements a traffic management plan which includes the closure of only one lane with a maximum length of 1.5 kilometers.
The tollways company also installs road signs and warning devices at the repair site to further guide motorists. MNTC added that there will be no road repairs during weekends and holidays in anticipation of the high traffic volume. Patching works are being undertaken from Mondays to Thursdays, 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., and Fridays, 6:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
MNTC is a subsidiary of Metro Pacific Tollways Corporation (MNTC), the toll road arm of the Metro Pacific Group.