The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has completed Segment 10 of the NLEX Harbor Link, in just 20 months since the start of construction in 2018. It will be opened to the public at 5:00 PM today, June 15, 2020.
DPWH Secretary, Mark Villar, said the undertaking, which will connect the Port Area in Manila to NLEX and reduce travel time to within 15 to 20 minutes, is the first project to be finished during GCQ.
NLEX Harbor Link, also called NLEX Segment 10, is a four-lane, 5.65-kilometer, fully elevated expressway which connects with the Karuhatan Link (Segment 9) at Valenzuela to C-3 Road in Caloocan, and ends at Radial Road 10 in Navotas. It is designed to provide easy access between Port of Manila and northern Luzon through the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX).
Most of the road utilized the existing railway right of way through Caloocan, Malabon, and Valenzuela, with the road rising as high as 19 meters to provide the necessary clearance for the elevated Manila–Clark Railway of the Philippine National Railways (PNR).
It is also a truck-rated elevated expressway, meaning that trucks coming directly from the Port Area in Manila can use the expressway, which in turn could lighten the traffic along major roads where these heavy haulers used to traverse.
The project cost PhP6.55-billion pesos and is one of the Duterte Administration’s “Build, Build, Build” high-impact projects.