The newest section of the NLEX Harbor Link is now open. Drivers traveling between the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) and Manila’s Port Area are expected to cut down their travel time to just 20 minutes.
The 2.6km elevated section will expand the NLEX network to the Camanava area and eventually to Mel Lopez Boulevard (formerly R10) in Manila. The section features the new Caloocan interchange (with on- and off-ramps along Grace Park), the new Malabon exit (with an off-ramp on Dagat-Dagatan Avenue), and the new Navotas Interchange (with an off-ramp on North Bay Boulevard South).
The NLEX Harbor Link is expected to be an alternative route between Quezon City and Manila, with the elevated expressway seen to benefit around 30,000 vehicles per day. The newest section will also benefit truckers who are affected by traffic chokepoints along Quezon Avenue, EDSA, and A. Bonifacio Avenue.
“By bringing NLEX closer to the country’s central shipping gateway, we expect to speed up transport of goods as well as increased economic activities in Metro Manila and North and Central Luzon regions,” shared NLEX Corporation president and general manager J. Luigi L. Bautista.
The NLEX Harbor Link project is part of the EDSA decongestion program ,which is one of the key elements in the administration’s Build, Build, Build program. The DPWH and the NLEX Corporation are now targeting the completion of the new exit ramp toward Navotas Fish Port Complex before the year ends.