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NLEx-SLEx Connector Road Project

Project Brief
Project Description

The project involves the construction and operation and maintenance (O&M) of an 8 km. 4-lane elevated expressway over the Philippine National Railway (PNR) right of way. It starts from C3 Road in Caloocan through Manila crossing Espana towards PUP, Sta. Mesa connecting Metro Manila Skyway Stage 3 (MMSS3). Once completed, the NLEX-SLEX Connector road is expected to decongest traffic in Metro Manila by providing an alternative to C-5 Road, Efipanio de los Santos Avenue (EDSA), and other major thoroughfares, and cut the travel time between NLEX and SLEX to 15-20 minutes which today takes more than an hour.

Implementing Agency

Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH)

Contractual Arrangement

Build-Operate-Transfer (BOT)


  • National Capital Region



Estimated Project Cost During Approval

PhP 23.20 Billion

Procurement Mode


Contract Term

37 Years

Implementation Mode



Manila North Tollways Corporation


Inauguration and soft opening for Section 1 was held on March 27, 2023. pending minor works and issuance of toll operation permit. Construction activities by the contractors are ongoing.

Construction works update: 92.89% overall completion as of December 25, 2023.
• 100% complete for Section 1 of the Caloocan and Manila Area only.
• 78.36% complete for Section 2 Manila Area.

List of Bidders

Prospective Bidders

  1. Custodio/Cruz/Puno/Camara (Law Offices)
  2. Atty. Abigail Patricia N. Dela Cruz (Attorney-at-law)
  3. San Miguel Holdings Corp.
  4. Hunan Road and Bridge Corporation
  5. Obrascon Huarte Lain S.A.
  6. CGRLAW & Associates Law Office
  7. Libra Law Office

Winning Bidder

Metro Pacific Tollways Development Corporation (MPTDC)

    Project Monitoring Officer, PPP Center
    (+632) 8709.4146 local 5203