NLEX Harbor Link Segment 10 gets 100% Right of Way
The North Luzon Expressway Harbor Link Segment 10 is nearing completion after the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has delivered a 100-percent settlement of the right-of-way between the Valenzuela-Caloocan City coverage.
During the inspection, Public Works Secretary Mark Villar expressed his hopes that the project will be completed in time for the yuletide season to lighten up the public's traffic problems.
"We are happy that our team was able to deliver 100 percent right-of-way for the NLEX Harbor Link Segment 10. We hope that we can finish this just in time for Christmas rush to help ease the public's woes," Villar said.
In his speech, Villar said that around 30,000 Type-3 large vehicles are targeted to use this road, thereby decongesting major cities. With a target delivery date of Christmas (passable by the said time), the expected travel time from NLEX to the Port Area is 20 minutes.
The NLEX Harbor Link Segment 10 is a 5.65-kilometer elevated expressway that is designed to traverse the NLEX from McArthur Highway in Karuhatan (Valenzuela), passing through Malabon and C3 Road (Caloocan) and the 2.6-kilometer section from C-3 Road and R10 (Navotas). The first section (McArthur-C3 Road) is already at 83-percent completion, while the construction progress for second portion (C-3 Road to Navotas) is at five percent already.
Metro Pacific Tollways and NLEX Corporation President Rodrigo Franco assured that the construction team is working to complete the project before year-end. Franco added that the Harbor Link Segment 10 will provide travel convenience and spur massive investments in its host communities.
Relatedly, he revealed that his company has already submitted a proposal to the Toll Regulatory Board (TRB) for a PHP6 increase on the current toll rates. The targeted increase came with the project proposal submitted in 2014, which is subject to final review and is awaiting for the board's decision on the matter.