NLEX Corporation will complete by June 15 the Radial Road 10 (R-10) exit ramp of North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) Harbor Link, according to Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark Villar.
NLEX Corp. has resumed works on NLEX Harbor Link Segment 10 R-10 exit ramp, following new Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) protocols on construction activities.
“I would also like to acknowledge NLEX Corporation for committing to finish the segment by June 15 and fulfilling requirements to provide safer work place for our workers during this pandemic,” Villar said in a statement.
Villar noted that the R-10 exit ramp was originally targeted for completion earlier but works were suspended for two months due to restrictions from the implementation of enhanced community quarantine in Luzon last mid-March to prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease.
The exit ramp is a 2.6-kilometer four-lane elevated ramp that will extend NLEX Harbor Link Segment 10 exit to R-10 using C-3 Road as its route.
Once completed, it is expected to provide direct access between the Port Area and the northern provinces of Luzon and cut travel time from Port Area to NLEX to only 10 minutes.
The ongoing construction of NLEX Harbor Link R-10 exit ramp is under the supervision of the Toll Regulatory Board while DPWH handles the road right-of-way acquisition. NLEX Corp. is the project’s concessionaire.
In an earlier statement, NLEX Corp. said works on another project, the 8-km all elevated expressway NLEX Connector has also resumed. The infrastructure project will traverse the new Caloocan Interchange, pass through España, Manila, and eventually link up with the Metro Manila Skyway Stage 3 in Sta. Mesa, Manila.
Ongoing, too, is the capacity expansion of the 8.2-km Subic Freeport Expressway (SFEX), which aims to improve traffic safety and reduce travel time to and from the Subic Bay Freeport Zone.
The civil works for SFEX Capacity Expansion Project, now 38% complete, include construction of two additional lanes, two new bridges, and a new tunnel.