This could be one great Christmas bonus for all drivers in and around Metro Manila; the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) just acquired their right-of-way (ROW) for NLEX Harbor Link Segment 10.
The first section is now 83 percent from completion, while the second section is currently at five percent. DPWH Secretary Mark Villar said they aim to finish the project and make the NLEX Harbor Link Segment 10 passable on or before the Christmas rush. By then, truck and Type 3 vehicle drivers will have a 24/7 direct access from port areas to the Northern Luzon provinces with an elevated expressway.
The acquisition of ROW paves the way to the accomplishment of the project on DPWH’s target time. The elevated road will span from McArthur Highway Karuhatan in Valenzuela City to R10 in Navotas City.
With a minimum capacity of 30,000 vehicles per day, the NLEX Harbor Link Segment 10 is forecasted to divert trucks and Type 3 vehicles that are currently contributing to the everyday traffic. It will provide alternative entry to NLEX that bypasses EDSA and the side streets of Manila. According to Villar, the road will cut the travel time from the ports to NLEX to approximately 10 minutes, from the usual one hour.