The C3-Road 10 (R-10) Section of North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) Harbor Link Segment 10, the elevated expressway that will provide direct access between R-10 in Navotas City and NLEX, is slated for partial opening next month.
Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Secretary Mark Villar recently said the project is now 75% complete with the C3 to Dagat-Dagatan Avenue on track for opening by February while the entire C3-R-10 Section will be opened by March.
“With the full completion of the project, we expect to reduce travel time from Port Area to NLEX to just 10 minutes,” Villar said.
The 2.6-kilometer C3-R10 Section from Caloocan Interchange, C3 Road, Caloocan City to R-10, Navotas City will connect to the 5.65-kilometer NLEX Harbor Link Segment 10 that passes through Karuhatan, Valenzuela City, Governor Pascual Avenue in Malabon City, and 5th Avenue/C3 Road, Caloocan City.
Apart from alleviating daily traffic woes of motorists and commuters, Villar said this will significantly benefit the transport and logistics industry as cargo trucks coming from the port will have 24/7 access to NLEX, sparing them from the truck ban and congested local roads.
The project is also envisioned to boost trade performance and lead to on-time delivery of goods to different inland destinations in Central and North Luzon.
“Now that the NLEX Harbor Link Segment 10 C3-R10 Section is about to be completed, we are aiming to contribute more to the productive capacity of the economy, generate jobs, and ease traffic congestion in Metro Manila,” said J. Luigi L. Bautista, president and general manager of toll road operator NLEX Corporation.