DPWH: NLEX Connector Road Project, 45% complete

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MANILA – According to the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), the eight-kilometer North Luzon Expressway-South Luzon Expressway (NLEX-SLEX) Connector Road Project is 45 percent complete.

When completed, it will extend the NLEX southward from Segment 10 to Skyway Stage 3.

The inspection of the ongoing construction of the second section of the NLEX Connector at España, Manila, was headed by DPWH Senior Undersecretary Rafael Yabut, representing Acting Secretary Roger Mercado.

He stated that the concessionaire, Manila North Tollways Corporation (MNTC), reported that the project, which will serve as the first connector toll road for all vehicles, including heavy trucks, is now nearly halfway completed with civil works.

Moreover, Section 1 which is the 5.15-kilometer segment from C3, Caloocan to España, Manila is now 64.5 percent complete while the 2.75-kilometer Section 2 from España, Manila to PUP Sta. Mesa, Manila is now 3.1 percent complete.

Upon completion, the elevated road will reduce travel time from SLEX to NLEX to just 20 minutes and benefit at least 35,000 motorists/vehicles per day.

Travel time from Clark to Calamba will be lowered from about three hours to one hour and 40 minutes when using the four-lane toll road.

DPWH Undersecretary Maria Catalina Cabral, Assistant Secretary Wilfredo Mallari, Director Constante Llanes Jr., Director Alex Bote, and NLEX Corporation officials also attended the project inspection.

The PHP23.2 billion worth NLEX-SLEX Connector Road Project started construction in May 2019.

The multibillion-peso project is set to open by the third quarter of 2023. 

House committees to hold hearings during break

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Spread the loveMANILA – The House of Representatives has authorized for its committees to conduct hearings during the five-week congressional break, extending until late April.