Malabon exit of NLEX Harbor Link opens
MALABON, Philippines — Metro Pacific Tollways Corp. opened yesterday the Malabon exit of the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) Harbor Link C3-R10 Section to ease traffic gridlocks in northern Metro Manila.
Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark Villar said the opening of the Malabon exit is only an “appetizer” for next month’s completion of the 2.6-kilometer Harbor Link.
“This will provide immediate relief from the daily bumper-to-bumper traffic in Camanava area, especially along C3 Road,” Villar said, referring to Caloocan, Malabon, Navotas and Valenzuela cities.
He said once the entire C3-R10 Section opens next month, travel time between NLEX and the Camanava area would be reduced to 10 minutes from 60 minutes.
“About 30,000 motorists per day will benefit from this new road once the Harbor Link C3-R10 Section is fully completed, helping reduce travel time for motorists, providing more turnaround trips for the trucking sector as well as growing businesses for merchants and local communities,” Villar said.
NLEX president and general manager Luigi Bautista said the tollway company decided to open the Malabon exit a month before the whole Harbor Link C3-R10 Section is completed in response to the clamor of motorists.
Construction works are still ongoing for the rest of the Harbor Link alignment, Bautista said.
“Beyond providing safe and hassle-free daily travel, this new exit intends to further unlock the tourism and business potentials of Caloocan, Malabon, Navotas and neighboring cities,” he said.