The North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) Harbor Link Segment 10 is being fast-tracked to be completed within this year. This is certainly good news especially for drivers and commuters from the north as travel time is cut in almost half when it’s finished.
For those who don’t know yet, Segment 10 is the 8.25 km stretch that will have a six-lane road connecting McArthur Highway, Valenzuela City, and Circumferential Road 3 (C-3) in Caloocan City. It will eventually link to R-10 in Navotas City from C-3 via a four-lane bridge.
Segment 10 is estimated to reduce travel time from NLEX Valenzuela to R-10 from 23 to just 11 minutes via Balintawak-EDSA Monumento. The trip to Balintawak-A.Bonifacio C-3 from NLEX Valenzuela, on the other hand, will drop from 26 to 13 minutes only.
We are doing our best for the timely completion of Segment 10 that will significantly improve the movement of cargo from the Port of Manila by providing a direct connection between R10 and NLEX and decongest Metro Manila roads by providing direct access to NLEX without passing through EDSA or the Balintawak Toll Plaza.
Meanwhile, the project’s Segment 8.2 is planned to be built in 2019 or earlier, depending on the road right-of-way (RROW) acquisition that’s being rushed as well. It will be a four-lane thoroughfare connecting that links Segment 8.1—the 2.7 km stretch from Smart Connect Interchange to Mindanao Avenue—to Republic Avenue turning right to Luzon Avenue up to Commonwealth Avenue in Quezon City.
Once constructed, it will complete the entire NLEX Harbor Link project, which is a 21.65 km toll extension of NLEX from Mindanao Avenue, Quezon City to C-3 and to Commonwealth Avenue.