The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) is on-track to meet the June 15 deadline for the opening of the C3-R10 Section of the NLEX Harbor Link. This comes after DPWH Secretary Mark Villar announced that deck slab concreting works at the soon-to-be-opened elevated roadway are now 100% complete.

“We are glad to announce that another flagship project, the R-10 Exit Ramp of NLEX Harbor Link, is now back on track and is expected to be completed by June 15,” said Villar.

Once the new road is finished, the Harbor Link Project is expected to reduce travel time between Quezon City and Manila from 2 hours to only 10 minutes. This was made possible after NLEX Corporation and the DPWH resumed working on the NLEX-Harbor Link project last May 22.

Following the safety and health protocols recommended by the IATF, DOH, DOLE, and the DPWH’s Department Order No. 35, the contractors are taking all necessary precautions and measures to ensure the safety of the workers.

These include rapid antibody testing of workers, strict observance of wearing personal protective equipment (PPEs), constant monitoring of body temperatures, following physical distancing measures, provision of washing facilities at key locations, and regular disinfection of equipment and work areas.

All of the workers posted at the NLEX-Harbor Link project have been provided with segregated lodging facilities as they will remain on-site until work on the project has been completed. This will ensure that the workforce is safe from COVID-19 and that there are lesser chances of the workers catching the disease.

With only just a few weeks left before its planned opening, the DPWH is doing the final touches for the upcoming elevated expressway. Once completed, it will further enhance the accessibility of the Port Area for trucks.