NLEX Harbor Link Segment 10 to be completed by March 2018

THE North Luzon Expressway (Nlex) Harbor Link Segment 10, an elevated expressway linking MacArthur Highway in Valenzuela City and C-3 Road in Caloocan City, is projected to be operational by the end of the first quarter of 2018.

“We expect to finish the project by early next year, anticipating complete delivery of the remaining right-of-way (ROW) by end of this month,” this was announced by Raul Ignacio, Nlex Corp. senior vice president for tollways development and engineering, at the launch of the Department of Public Works and Highways’s Infra Track App and inspection of the Segment 10 project.

In Photo: Transportation Secretary Arthur P. Tugade (from left), Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea, Budget Secretary Benjamin E. Diokno, Public Works Secretary Mark A. Villar and Metro Pacific Investments Corp. President Jose Ma. Lim

Metro Pacific Investments Corp. (MPIC) President Jose Ma. Lim and Nlex Corp. officials hosted the “Build, Build, Build” team, led by Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea, Public Works Secretary Mark A. Villar, Transportation Secretary Arthur P. Tugade, Budget Secretary Benjamin E. Diokno, and Bases Conversion and Development Authority President Vince B. Dizon during a site inspection of the Nlex Harbor Link Segment 10.

Featured as one of the big-ticket projects in the Build, Build, Build infrastructure plan, the Nlex Harbor Link Segment 10 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.

At present, the Nlex Corp. has accelerated construction on the recently turned over ROW areas in Valenzuela and Caloocan.

Through the efforts of the DPWH right-of-way task force, the local governments of Caloocan and Valenzuela, and Philippine National Railways (PNR) management, the Poblacion Public Market in Caloocan City and the Tullahan River-San Francisco area in Valenzuela City were cleared.

“We are fast-tracking the turnover of the remaining right-of-way needed to complete Segment 10,” said Villar, noting that “with the help of our Infra Track App, we will be able to closely monitor the developments of projects like this that will decongest Metro Manila and boost investments in the country.”

The P10.5-billion Nlex Harbor Link Segment 10 traverses Karuhatan in Valenzuela City, Governor Pascual Avenue in Malabon City, and C-3 Road in Caloocan City.

Meanwhile, ROW acquisition and initial construction activities are ongoing for the 2.6-kilometer Radial Road 10 section of the Nlex Harbor Link Segment 10 from C-3 Road in Caloocan City to R-10 in Navotas City.