Infrastructure conglomerate Metro Pacific Tollways Development Corporation and Manila North Tollways Corporation have received the Notice of Award for the NLEX-SLEX Connector Road Project under the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) program of the government.
The project, which will be implemented by the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), is an 8-kilometer, 4-lane elevated toll expressway over the Philippine National railway right of way.
Traversing from C3 Road in Caloocan through Manila crossing Espana towards PUP, Sta. Mesa connecting Metro Manila Skyway Stage 3 (MMSS3), the expressway is expected to decongest traffic in Metro Manila.
It will create an alternative to C-5 Road, Efipanio delos Santos Avenue (EDSA), and other major roads, and will reduce the travel time between NLEX and SLEX to 15-20 minutes.
Source: Manila Bulletin, PPP Center