NLEX Harbor Link Segment 10 to Open February 26
Following yesterday’s dry run of the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) Harbor Link Segment 10 by the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), the agency has announced that the said roadway will officially be opened on February 26.
According to DPWH Secretary Mark Villar, once the 5.65-kilometer elevated expressway is opened, the travel time from Circumferential Road 3 (C3) to NLEX will only be 10 minutes.
“We are glad that this much-awaited traffic decongestion project will soon be open to our motorists. With this new road, travel time between C3 and NLEX will only take 10 minutes,” he said in a statement. “Aligned with the vision of the Duterte administration’s massive infrastructure plan–the ‘Build Build Build’ program–the NLEX Harbor Link Segment 10 is being anticipated to improve accessibility and connectivity between key areas of Metro Manila and the northern provinces of Luzon via the NLEX,” said Villar, who led yesterday’s dry run.
Traversing the cities of Valenzuela, Malabon, and Caloocan, the NLEX Harbor Link Segment 10 is seen to ease traffic bottlenecks as it diverts 30,000 vehicles daily away from the busy streets of Metro Manila.
It will also facilitate the efficient delivery of goods as cargo trucks will have 24/7 direct access from the port area to the provinces in northern Luzon and vice versa.
This alternative route will enable travelers from Manila to Central and North Luzon to have a shorter travel time, as they can head straight to the NLEX, bypassing Edsa and the Balintawak Toll Plaza. The next phase of this project is the 2.6-km section from C3 Road, Caloocan City to R10, Navotas City.
Along with the full opening of the NLEX Harbor Link Segment 10 is the partial opening of the new Caloocan Interchange–the fourth gateway of NLEX to Metro Manila, after Balintawak, Mindanao Avenue, and Karuhatan.
The new Caloocan Interchange serves as the point where the NLEX Harbor Link Segment 10, the C3-R-10 section, and the NLEX Connector will converge. This junction is located along the PNR tracks in 5th Avenue/C3 Road in Caloocan City.