Government efforts to lessen traffic congestion in Metro Manila have gained progress with the inauguration of the NLEX Harbor Link Segment 10 and the ground breaking of the NLEX-SLEX Connector Road yesterday.“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 Mark Villar, Public Works secretary.
NLEX Harbor Link Segment 10 is seen to ease traffic bottlenecks as it diverts 30,000 vehicles daily from the busy streets of Metro Manila and will traverse the cities of Valenzuela, Malabon and Caloocan, cutting travel time between C3 and NLEX to five minutes.The project will also facilitate efficient delivery of goods, as cargo trucks will have alternative access points from port areas to provinces in northern Luzon and vice versa.
The next phase of the project is a 2.6-km section from C3 Road, Caloocan City to R10, Navotas City.Simultaneous with the full opening of the NLEX Harbor Link Segment 10 yesterday was the commencement of the two-year construction of the P23.3-billion NLEX-SLEX Connector Road Project.The NLEX Connector is an eight-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 north and south.