The Department of Public Works and Highways and NLEX Corp. expect to complete the first section of an elevated expressway from Caloocan City to España Boulevard in Manila by the end of the year, a top official said Wednesday.
“Right-of-way delivery for the whole alignment stands at 81 percent, while construction progress is at 16 percent,” Public Works Secretary Mark Villar said.
“With the commitment of both the public and private sectors, we are optimistic that we can finish the project as scheduled,” he said.
NLEX awarded to D.M. Consunji Inc. in November 2019 the P8-billion contract to build the first section of the NLEX-SLEX Connector Road.
The 5-kilometer section of NLEX will span from Caloocan Interchange to España Boulevard while the remaining 3 km of the Connector Road will be completed by 2022.
NLEX president and general manager J. Luigi L. Bautista said the company was using Super T beams to advance the construction progress “so we can soon complete this crucial infrastructure that would help decongest Metro Manila and solve truck ban woes.”