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It Will Soon Take Only 5 Minutes to Travel From Caloocan to Valenzuela

DPWH Sec. Mark Villar says the NLEX Harbor Link Segment 10 will be a “traffic game changer.”
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Starting February 26, motorists going to Caloocan from Valenzuela (and vice versa) will be able to reduce time spent on the road to just five minutes from the usual one hour, Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Secretary Mark Villar said.

This marks the opening of the NLEX Harbor Link Segment 10 from Karuhatan, Valenzuela to the new Caloocan Interchange in C3 Road, Caloocan City. Villar led the dry run and final inspection of the road on Wednesdy, February 20, in time for its opening on February 26.

“The NLEX Harbor Link Segment 10 will be a traffic game changer since this will drastically cut travel time from the port area to NLEX,” Villar said. Metro Pacific Tollways Corporation (MPTC) President Rodrigo Franco and NLEX Corporation President Luigi Bautista joined him during the final inspection.

The NLEX Harbor Link Segment 10 will be a traffic game changer since this will drastically cut travel time from Caloocan...

Posted by Mark Villar on Tuesday, 19 February 2019

The NLEX Harbor Link Segment 10 is a 5.58-kilometer elevated expressway that connects McArthur Highway and C-3. It has six lanes (three on each side) and has a total project cost of P9 billion.

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The new road will particularly benefit private vehicle owners going to Manila from provinces in Central and North Luzon, Valenzuela City, and Quezon City.

Citing a recent study from the Japan International Cooperation Agency that said the country loses P3.5 billion a day due to traffic, Villar said the project is expected to alleviate this since it will help decongest the traffic in Metro Manila by serving as an alternate route from EDSA or the Balintawak Toll Plaza.

“This new road will be a big boost to our economy as billions of pesos will be saved annually with the improved travel time,” he added.

The DPWH also sees the project to help truckers and freight forwarders. The agency said the shortened route will improve the transportation of all cargo that passes along NLEX and Radial Road 10 in Tondo, Manila.

“The NLEX Harbor Link Segment 10 is seen to bring more opportunities in nearby communities such as generation of employment and increase in land values,” Bautista added.

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Today, we conducted the final inspection and dry run of the NLEX Harbor Link Segment 10 in time for its opening next...

Posted by Mark Villar on Tuesday, 19 February 2019

The NLEX Harbor Link Segment 10 is part of the Duterte administration’s aggressive infrastructure push called Build, Build, Build. It will benefit around 30,000 motorists per day, the DPWH said.

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