A road project linking two major expressways in the country has been unveiled by the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH).
In its official social media account, the DPWH revealed a project to connect the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) and South Luzon Expressway (SLEX) through the NLEX-SLEX connector.
It is an 8-kilometer, all elevated 2×2 highway, extending the NLEX Southward from the end of Segment 10 in C3 Road Caloocan City to PUP Sta. Mesa, Manila.
The highway will also connect the common point of Skyway Stage 3, traversing mostly along the PNR rail track. Its interchanges will be on C3 Caloocan City and España in Manila City.
DPWH Secretary Mark Villar said when completed, the NLEX-SLEX connector will reduce travel time from Clark, Pampanga to Calamba, Laguna will be reduced from three hours to one hour and 40 minutes. The project is expected to benefit at least 35,000 vehicles per day and provide trucks an alternative route from traversing roads within Metro Manila.
Villar added that the NLEX-SLEX connector road — which is a P23.3-billion joint project of the DPWH and the North Luzon ExpresswayCcorporation — is the first Public-Private Partnership project approved by the Duterte administration.
It was learned that groundbreaking will take place within the year while construction will start during the third quarter of 2017. the project is expected to be completed by 2020.
01 May 2017
By Betheena Kae Unite