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NLEX to complete Candaba 3rd viaduct by Nov 2024

NLEX Corporation is committed to complete the Candaba 3rd Viaduct by November 2024, with the installation of the first girder which signifies the project’s halfway mark.

According to the NLEX, the installation of the first girder marks the pivotal transition from groundwork-heavy construction to road-level work, minimizing the project’s dependence on ground access. This ensures that work can continue in all-weather conditions. 

“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.


This milestone coincides with the project’s attainment of 1 million safe manhours, reflecting a culture of safety and conducive work environment in the construction of NLEX’s Candaba 3rd Viaduct. 

The Candaba 3rd Viaduct Project spans five kilometers and is situated between two existing bridges connecting the towns of Pulilan, Bulacan, and Apalit, Pampanga. Upon its completion, the Candaba Viaduct will be widened to three lanes with inner and outer shoulders in each direction, thereby enhancing safety and mobility for motorists.

NLEX Corporation is a subsidiary of the Metro Pacific Tollways Corporation (MPTC), the toll road arm of the Metro Pacific Investments Corporation (MPIC).