“We are happy to announce that the NLEX Harbor Link Project will be accessible to the public by January. When this is completed, travel time from C3 in Caloocan and NLEX, will be reduced to 10 mins,” Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark Villar said in a statement.
NLEX Harbor Link Segment 10 is composed of the 5.65-km elevated expressway from MacArthur Highway in Karuhatan, Valenzuela City, passing through Malabon City and C-3 Road, Caloocan City, and the 2.6-km section between C-3 Road, Caloocan City and Radial Road 10 (R-10), Navotas City.
“The next phase will connect it to R-10 and reduce travel time from Port Area in Manila to Quezon City to approximately 10 minutes,” Villar said.
Segment 10 is connected to Segment 9, a 2.42km segment from MacArthur Highway in Valenzuela City to NLEX SMART Connect Interchange.
Acquisition of right of way for Segment 10 was completed 100% in fourth quarter of 2018.
“Since the issuance of Department Order No. 65, which created a ROW Taskforce (RTF) for each of the projects being implemented, with the Director of the Public Private Partnership Service, concerned Regional Directors as well as UPMO Project Directors as heads, significant progress in ROW acquisition of certain big-ticket projects included in the Build Build Build Program can be seen,” Villar said.
“The delegation of duties and responsibilities to the different RTFs technically decentralized the ROW acquisition process. The decentralization of ROW functions was done with the end in mind of expediting the whole ROW acquisition process,” he noted.