The government officially built a new controlled-access highway in a part of Northern Metro Manila that would get drivers to their final destinations faster than they can now.
On August 15, 2017, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) led the official groundbreaking ceremony to mark the beginning of construction on the 2.6km R-10 section of the NLEX Harbor Link Segment 10. The expressway will connect Road 20 and NLEX to Manila.
NLEX begins building the 2.6-kilometer R-10 section
Apart from DPWH Secretary Mark Villar, other important key persons during the opening of the new highway were Caloocan City Mayor Oscar Malapitan, Navotas City Mayor John Reynald Tiangco, NLEX Corporation President Rodrigo Franco and Malabon City Mayor Antolin Oreta III.
Villar shared that the new expressway would complete the missing segment of C5 section that would directly connect Mindanao Avenue in Quezon City to Navotas in Metro Manila. It aims to help keep business investments and transport logistics efficient in the Central, the CAMANAVA and Northern Luzon provinces.
In review, the 2.6km expressway is the continuation of the 5.7km Segment 10, a controlled-access highway that covers Governor Pascual Avenue in Malabon City, MacArthur Highway in Valenzuela City and C3 Road/5th Avenue in Caloocan City. It is expected to be a valuable help in curbing the regularly heavy flow of cars in the metro. Through the new expressway, the travel time of cars transporting goods going to central and northern Luzon will become faster.
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The 2.6km expressway is the continuation of the 5.7km Segment 10
Beyond embarking upon the development of efficient, modern, world-class infrastructure, NLEX Corporation is also hoping to further boost the convenience factors to drivers and maintain its host communities’ growth.
The NLEX Corporation and the DPWH target to complete the 2.6km highway by December 2018. When completed, the travel time of vehicles from the Port of Manila to NLEX will take only 10 minutes.