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Gen­eral Man­ager Luigi L. Bautista, and lo­cal gov­ern­ment ex­ec­u­tives.

“We are glad that this traf­fic de­con­ges­tion project is now open to our mo­torists. The NLEX Har­bor Link Seg­ment 10 val­i­dates the Duterte ad­min­is­tra­tion’s prom­ise to bring real change by pro­vid­ing travel con­ve­nience and strongly en­hanc­ing our ser­vice to the Filipino peo­ple,” said DPWH Sec­re­tary Mark A. Vil­lar.

NLEX Har­bor Link Seg­ment 10

Aligned with the vi­sion of the Duterte ad­min­is­tra­tion’s mas­sive in­fra­struc­ture plan --the “Build BuildBuild” pro­gram ---the NLEX Har­bor Link Seg­ment 10 is be­ing an­tic­i­pated to im­prove ac­ces­si­bil­ity and con­nec­tiv­ity be­tween key ar­eas of Metro Manila and the north­ern prov­inces of Lu­zon via the NLEX.

Travers­ing the cities of Valen­zuela, Mal­abon, and Caloocan, the 5.65-km, 6-lane NLEX Har­bor Link Seg­ment 10 is seen to ease traf­fic bot­tle­necks as it di­verts30,000 ve­hi­cles daily away from the busy streets of Metro Manila. With this road, travel time be­tween C3 and NLEX will only take 5 min­utes. It will also fa­cil­i­tate ef­fi­cient de­liv­ery of goods as cargo trucks will have al­ter­na­tive ac­cess from the port area to the prov­inces in north­ern Lu­zon and vice versa.

This el­e­vated ex­press­way will en­able trav­el­ers from Manila to Cen­tral and North Lu­zon to have shorter travel time as they can head straight to the NLEX by­pass­ing EDSA and the Bal­intawak Toll Plaza. The next phase of this project is the 2.6-km sec­tion from C3 Road, Caloocan City to R10, Navotas City.

MPTC Chair­man Manuel V. Pangili­nan said the MVP Group is very pleased with the gov­ern­ment’s help in speed­ing up im­por­tant in­fra­struc­ture projects.

“Apart from our team’s com­mit­ment to support the ad­min­is­tra­tion’s ‘Build Build Build’ pro­gram, the gov­ern­ment’s help in ramp­ing up the ac­qui­si­tion of right-of-way made us de­liver this vi­tal in­fra­struc­ture which aims to bol­ster de­vel­op­ment and ease traf­fic con­ges­tion in the coun­try,” Pangili­nan said.

NLEX Con­nec­tor

Along with the full open­ing of the NLEX Har­bor Link Seg­ment 10 is the par­tial open­ing of the new Caloocan In­ter­change --- the fourth gate­way of NLEX to Metro Manila, af­ter Bal­intawak, Min­danao Av­enue, and Karuhatan.

The new Caloocan In­ter­change serves as the point where the NLEX Har­bor Link Seg­ment 10, the C3-R10 sec­tion, and the NLEX Con­nec­tor will con­verge. This junc­tion is lo­cated along the PNR tracks in 5th Av­enue/C3 Road in Caloocan City.

The NLEX Con­nec­tor is an 8-kilo­me­ter all-el­e­vated high­way along the PNR ex­tend­ing the NLEX south­ward from the end of Seg­ment 10 in C3/5th Av­enue, Caloocan City to PUP Sta. Mesa, Manila. It is ex­pected to de­con­gest ma­jor thor­ough­fares and im­prove link­ages be­tween the north and south.

MPTC Pres­i­dent and CEO Ro­drigo E. Franco cited that “NLEX Har­bor Link Seg­ment 10 and NLEX Con­nec­torare just some of Metro Pa­cific’s ex­pan­sion projects geared to­wards pro­vid­ing fur­ther con­ve­nience to mo­torists and bring­ing more op­por­tu­ni­ties in nearby cities and prov­inces.”

For his part, NLEX Cor­po­ra­tion Pres­i­dent and Gen­eral Man­ager Luigi L. Bautista said, “The in­au­gu­ra­tion of the NLEX Har­bor Link Seg­ment 10 and the ground­break­ing of the NLEX Con­nec­tor show the po­lit­i­cal will of the gov­ern­ment and the solid part­ner­ship be­tween pub­lic and pri­vate sec­tors.”

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