The Malabon Exit of the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) Harbor Link C3-Road 10 (R10) Section along Dagat-Dagatan Avenue has been officially opened to motorists on February 21.
The C3 to Dagat-Dagatan segment, which is about 1.2 kilometers (km) long, 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.
“We are opening this new Malabon Exit to provide immediate relief from the daily bumper-to-bumper traffic in the CAMANAVA (Claoocan, Malabon, Navotas, Valenzuela) area especially along C3 Road. When we open the entire C3-R10 Section next month, travel time between NLEX and the CAMANAVA area will be reduced from 60 to 10 minutes, or a savings of 50 minutes,” Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark Villar said.
“Some 30,000 motorists daily will stand to benefit from this new road once the entire Harbor Link C3-R10 Section is completed as it will reduce travel time for the traffic-weary public, providing more turnaround trips for the trucking sector, and growing businesses for merchants and local communities,” he added.
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 in Caloocan City.
The project is expected to reduce travel time from Port Area to NLEX to just 10 minutes and is to provide direct access for commercial vehicles, especially heavy trucks.
The NLEX Harbor Link is also 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 courtesy of NLEX Corporation