THE Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) and NLEX Corporation, in close coordination with the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) and local government units of the cities of Caloocan, Malabon, and Navotas, will implement a traffic rerouting plan for light vehicles due to partial closure of C3 Bridge starting today to give way for the construction of the NLEX Harbor Link Segment 10 C3-R10 Section.
To enable NLEX to construct the elevated road crossing over Navotas River along C3, one lane of C3 Bridge will be temporarily closed starting at 11 p.m. today until the project completion of the works at the bridge on November.
During the partial closure, light vehicles coming from C3 Road going to Radial Road 10 and vice versa, will be rerouted on Dagat-Dagatan Avenue and Lapu-Lapu Avenue, while heavy vehicles may still use the two-way traffic route at the remaining bound of C3 Bridge.
“We are advising motorists to plan their trips ahead and, at the same time, seek their understanding as the partial closure of C3 Bridge is necessary to complete this project on time,” said MMDA general manager Jojo Garcia.
To ensure smooth traffic within the construction area and alternate routes, the MMDA and NLEX Corporation will deploy traffic marshals to manage the flow of vehicles and minimize traffic slowdown.
NLEX Corporation president and general manager Luigi Bautista said, “Construction of the NLEX Harbor Link Segment 10 C3-R10 Section is making significant progress. When completed, it will provide direct access between R10 and NLEX thus contribute to ease of travel and traffic decongestion in Metro Manila”.
The NLEX Harbor Link Segrnent 10 C3-R10 section, which is targeted for completion by December, is a 2.6-km elevated expressway from C3 Road, Caloocan City to Radial Road 10, Navotas City. It will connect to the recently opened 5.65-kilometer NLEX Harbor Link Segment 10 that passes through Karuhatan, Valenzuela City, Governor Pascual Avenue in Malabon City, and New Caloocan Interchange in 5th Avenue/C3 Road, Caloocan City.