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Construction of the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) Harbor Link Segment 10, an elevated expressway linking MacArthur Highway in Valenzuela City and C3 Road in Caloocan City, is being fast-tracked for completion within the year.

“We are doing our best for the timely completion of Segment 10 that will significantly improve the movement of cargo from the Port of Manila by providing a direct connection between R10 (Road 10) and NLEX and decongest Metro Manila roads by providing direct access to NLEX without passing through EDSA or the Balintawak Toll Plaza,” Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark Villar said in a statement.

The additional 8.18-kilometer segment is expected to cut travel time between NLEX in Valenzuela and R10 from 23 minutes to just 11 minutes via Balintawak-EDSA Monumento, and from 26 minutes to just 13 via Balintawak-A. Bonifacio/C-3.

Featured as one of the big-ticket projects of the administration’s “Build Build Build” infrastructure program, the P10.5-billion Harbor Link Segment 10 project is envisioned to alleviate Metro Manila’s traffic congestion and drive commerce between the Harbor area and Central and North Luzon. It is seen to advance transport logistics and facilitate efficient delivery of goods.

Villar added that under the Segment 8.2 project, another 8.35-kilometer portion will be constructed to complete the entire NLEX Harbor Link Project. Requiring an allocation of P7.45 billion, Segment 8.2 involves constructing a four-lane road from Segment 8.1 on Mindanao Avenue to Republic Avenue turning right to Luzon Avenue up to Commonwealth Avenue in Quezon City. It is planned for construction by 2019, or earlier as road right-of-way acquisition is being-fast tracked.

NLEX Harbor Link is a 21.65-km toll road extension of NLEX from Mindanao Avenue, Quezon City to the C-3 in Caloocan City and to Commonwealth Avenue in Quezon City. It is being implemented by concessionaire Manila North Tollways Corp. under the supervision of Toll Regulatory Board, with road right-of-way acquisition under the Department of Public Works and Highways.

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