The Malabon Exit of the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) Harbor Link C3-Road 10 (R10) Section along Dagat-Dagatan Avenue will officially open on February 21, according to the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH).
The C3 to Dagat-Dagatan segment, about 1.2 kilometers (km), will serve as an alternative corridor for motorists bound for the port area from NLEX.
The entire 2.6-km C3-R10 Section, meanwhile, will become operational by March 2020.
The NLEX Harbor Link C3-R10 Section starts from Caloocan Interchange, C3 Road in Caloocan City to R10 in Navotas City, connecting to the previously opened 5.65-km NLEX Harbor Link Segment 10 that passes through Karuhatan, Valenzuela City; Governor Pascual Avenue in Malabon City; and 5th Avenue/C3 Road; Caloocan City.
The project is expected to reduce travel time from Port Area to NLEX to 10 minutes and is eyed to provide direct access for commercial vehicles, especially heavy trucks.
“We are anticipating that truckers and freight forwarders will greatly benefit from this new road since their cargo trucks will have 24/7 access, and in turn translate to faster delivery of goods to and from the provinces in North and Central Luzon,” concessionaire NLEX Corporation chief operating officer Raul Ignacio said.
The NLEX Harbor Link is seen to ease traffic congestion and drive commerce between the Harbor area and Central and North Luzon areas. It intends to advance transport logistics and provide an alternative route for motorists, bypassing EDSA and other busy streets of Manila.
Photo from NLEX Corp.