Lighter traffic ahead? NLEX Harbor Link Segment 10 to open this month

With all the roads works and infrastructure overhaul, one may think that Metro Manila will just keep on getting more and more congested. Fortunately, one of the roads completed will be opening to the public, which should free up some traffic up North.

NLEX (North Luzon Expressway) Corporation has announced that the Harbor Link Segment 10 will be passable to motorists within the month. For now, there is no exact date as to when it will open but the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has about a week and a half before February ends. This new elevated highway seeks to lessen travel time to and from Mac Arthur Highway, Valenzuela City, C3 Road, and Caloocan City.

The newly constructed highway runs for 5.65 kilometers and traverses the cities of Valenzuela, Malabon, and Caloocan. According to DPWH secretary Mark Villar, travel time from C3 Road to NLEX can take as little as 10 minutes. The secretary adds that the new road will also help motorists gain easier access to NLEX as it bypasses the EDSA-Balintawak area, as well as the Balintawak toll plaza.

Not only that, NLEX Harbor Link 10 also serves as a direct route from the expressway to the port area, and vice versa. This new route aims to make the delivery of goods quicker and more efficient for truckers.

With NLEX Harbor Link 10 soon to be opened, the DPWH will continue further expansion of the road to link the North faster on to the expressway. The Caloocan interchange will be partially opened to the public and will have Harbor Link 10,  C3-R-10 section, and the NLEX Connector converge on one another.