The C3-Road 10 (R-10) section of the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) Harbor Link Segment 10 is almost complete in time for its opening on June 15, 2020.
Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark Villar said the completion of the 2.6-kilometer (km) new section will provide direct access between R-10 in Navotas City and NLEX.
“As promised, by June 15, NLEX Harbor Link will be completed. Travel time from Manila to Quezon City will be reduced to only 15 to 20 minutes,” Villar added.
The C3-R10 section of the NLEX Harbor Link also includes three exit off-ramps namely: Segment 10-C3 Ramp to Caloocan City, Dagat-Dagatan Ramp to Malabon City, and C3-R10 Ramp to Navotas City.
Villar said motorists, including truckers or cargo haulers going to and from the ports of Manila and NLEX, are expected to benefit from C3-R10 section’s opening as it extends the existing 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 bypassing the busy Epifanio delos Santos Avenue (EDSA) and Balintawak Toll Plaza.
Villar also commended the 2,000 construction workers who resumed work in May 2020, allowing for completion of the project in time for its June deadline. The project had an earlier completion target but works were suspended for two months due to restrictions from the enhanced community quarantine in Luzon adopted mid-March to prevent spread of the coronavirus disease.
The NLEX Harbor Link project is undertaken by concessionaire NLEX Corporation.