The NLEX Harbor Link’s Malabon Exit is now open to the public, cutting travel time from NLEX to CaMaNaVa (Caloocan, Malabon, Navotas, Valenzuela) in 10 minutes.
During the inaugural drive-through on Friday, Public Works and Highways Sec. Mark Villar said that motorists will feel a relief from Metro Manila’s traffic with the opening of the newest access road from Caloocan Interchange, C3 Road to Dagat-Dagatan Avenue.
According to Villar, around 30,000 motorists every day will benefit from the road project once the entire Harbor Link C3-R10 Section is complete.
“[It will help] reduce travel time for the traffic-weary public, providing more turnaround trips for the trucking sector, and growing businesses for merchants and local communities,” Villar said.
“In the meantime, we are opening this new Malabon Exit to provide immediate relief from the daily bumper-to-bumper traffic in the CAMANAVA area especially along C3 Road. When we open the entire C3-R10 Section next month, travel time between NLEX and the CAMANAVA area will be reduced from 60 to 10 minutes, or a savings of 50 minutes,” he added.
Villar said that they are targeting to open the NLEX Harbor Link C3-R10 section next month.
Meanwhile, NLEX Corporation president and general manager J. Luigi L. Bautista said that the tollway company said that they have decided to open the Malabon Exit a month before the entire NLEX Harbor Link C3-R10 Section is complete in order to provide an immediate relief to motorists who brave the traffic along the CAMANAVA area.
“We are cognizant of the government’s desire to find quick solutions to the traffic problem in Metro Manila. That is why aside from expediting the completion of the entire project, we have also rationalized our construction sequence and resource planning to accommodate the early opening of this Malabon Exit,” Bautista said.
The Malabon Exit is part of the 2.6-kilometer elevated NLEX Harbor Link C3-R10 Section between the new Caloocan Interchange in C3 Road, Caloocan City to Radial Road 10, Navotas City, connecting the previously opened 5.65-kilometer NLEX Harbor Link Segment 10 that traverses Karuhatan, Valenzuela City, Governor Pascual Avenue in Malabon City, and 5th Avenue/C3 Road, Caloocan City.
Apart from resolving the daily traffic congestion and serving as an alternative route to Dagat-Dagatan Avenue, the Malabon Exit also seeks to create a business environment in the area.
“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,” Bautista said.