LOOK: Parts of NLEX closed for Skyway Stage 3 construction starting February 9

MANILA, Philippines – Parts of the Northern Luzon Expressway (NLEX) will be closed to vehicles starting Saturday, February 9, for the construction of Skyway Stage 3 that will connect it with the Southern Luzon Expressway (SLEX).

In a joint press briefing, Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) General Manager Jojo Garcia said the closure will affect Balintawak Cloverleaf and the Camachile flyover in Quezon City, Bagong Barrio in Caloocan City, and the east and west service roads.

The following roads will be closed to the public starting Saturday at 11 pm until December this year:

Garcia advised the public to take the following alternate routes:

Cars, Vans, PUJs from EDSA to Port Area. Photo from NLEX Corporation

Cars, Vans, PUJs from EDSA to Port Area.

Photo from NLEX Corporation

Cars, vans, PUJs from Quirino Highway to Balintawak. Photo from NLEX Corporation

Cars, vans, PUJs from Quirino Highway to Balintawak.

Photo from NLEX Corporation

Trucks to Port Area or A. Bonifacio Avenue. Photo from NLEX Corporation

Trucks to Port Area or A. Bonifacio Avenue.

Photo from NLEX Corporation

The Skyway Stage 3 project of the San Miguel Corporation-led Citra Central Expressway Corporation  is a 17.54-kilometer elevated expressway. It will stretch from Balintawak in Quezon City to Buendia in Makati City. 

Project manager Alex Solomon said he is hopeful that the target completion for the long-delayed Skyway Stage 3 project would be attained this year.

NLEX Corporation, formerly the Manila North Tollways Corporation, is the builder and concessionaire of the NLEX. It also operates the Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway.

NLEX Corporation is a unit of Metro Pacific Tollways Corporation, which in turn is a subsidiary of conglomerate Metro Pacific Investments Corporation. – Rappler.com

Aika Rey

Aika Rey covers the Philippine Senate for Rappler. Before writing about politicians, she covered budget, labor, and transportation issues.

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