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MNTC Executives check NLEX's Segment 9 status

Date Posted : November 28, 2014

The entire Management Committee (Mancom) of the Manila North Tollways Corp. (MNTC) inspects the progress of the 2.42 kilometer Segment 9 project in the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) to ensure its completion in March 2015. Major structures have already been built – particularly the Santolan footbridge, M. Delos Reyes footbridge, Santolan vehicular overpass and various drainage box culverts. Civil works are ongoing for Marcelo vehicular overpass, toll plaza and roadworks at portions of the alignment near the Macarthur highway. Some parallel service roads have also been completed while construction is ongoing for other service roads.

Segment 9 is planned to link Smart Connect interchange (Mindanao Avenue) westward to Macarthur highway. Once completed, it will become a new route option for motorists coming from the eastern part of Metro Manila and north of Luzon. Thus, traffic at EDSA particularly along Bonifacio Avenue will be decongested.  

The Mancom is led by Metro Pacific Tollways Corp. president Ramon Fernandez (front right) and MNTC president Rodrigo Franco (behind Fernandez).