NLEX Corporation, a subsidiary of Metro Pacific Tollways Corporation, plans to invest in key infrastructure and enhancement projects in the Philippines during 2023. Some of the main projects in the pipeline are the NLEX Connector and Candaba Third Viaduct.
The 8-km-long NLEX Connector between Caloocan Interchange on C3 Road and Sta. Mesa Is expected to decongest busy roads in Manila. Works on the first section between Caloocan and España interchanges is 94 per cent complete with the section expected to open to traffic in Q1 of 2023. Works on the section connecting España and Sta. Mesa is 29 per cent complete as of January 2023.
Meanwhile, construction of the Candaba Third Viaduct is scheduled to commence in the first half of 2023. Once completed, the maximum speed at the Viaduct will increase from 60kph to 80kph.
Other projects in the pipeline include new expressway lanes from San Fernando to SCTEX Spur in Mabalacat.