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Villar inspects NLEX Harbor Link Segment 10 Project

Date Posted : March 09, 2017

Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Secretary Mark Villar inspects the alignment of the NLEX Harbor Link Segment 10 with Metro Pacific Tollways Corporation (MPTC) President Rodrigo E. Franco.

Featured as one of the big-ticket projects in the “Build, Build, Build” infrastructure plan of the Duterte administration, the project is envisioned to propel economic growth that would help improve the lives of the Filipino people.

Segment 10 is also being implemented under the traffic decongestion program of the DPWH led by Secretary Villar.  When completed, travel time from the Manila Port to the NLEX will take only 10 minutes as it is designed to provide direct access between the port area and the northern part of Luzon via the NLEX.  It will decongest Metro Manila by providing an alternative entry to NLEX, without passing EDSA and other busy streets of Manila.

The project is a 5.76-km all elevated expressway using the alignment of the Philippine National Railways. The P10.5-billion project starts at NLEX Segment 9 and traverses the MacArthur Highway in Valenzuela City, Governor Pascual Avenue in Malabon City, and C3 road in Caloocan City. It extends to R10 in Navotas via an exit ramp.

Also in photo are (from left): Manila North Tollways Corporation (MNTC) Vice President for Construction Management Nemesio Castillo, Department of Transportation (DOTr) spokesperson Cherie Mercado, Toll Regulatory Board (TRB) executive director Abraham Sales, and DPWH Usec. Maria Catalina Cabral.