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, set alternate routes for light vehicles due to partial closure of C3 Bridge to give way for the construction of the NLEX Harbor Link Segment 10 C3-R10 Section.

The NLEX Harbor Link Segment 10 C3-R10 section, which is targeted for completion by December 2019, 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.

To enable NLEX to construct the elevated road crossing over Navotas River along C3, one bound of C3 Bridge will be temporarily closed starting July 20, 2019 until the project completion of the works at the bridge in November 2019.

During the partial closure, light vehicles coming from C3 Road going to Radial Road 10, and vice versa, may take alternate routes along Dagat-Dagatan Avenue and Lapu-Lapu Avenue, while heavy vehicles are still advised to 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.

Directional traffic signs will also be placed at strategic locations to better guide the public. Traffic updates at the NLEX will be posted on electronic variable message signs and announced via social media accounts.

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.”