Pres. Duterte to Build the 1,040 Km. Luzon Spine Expressway Network in Six Years

The administration of Pres. Rody Duterte will showcase the Golden Age of Infrastructure in the Philippines through their Build Build Build Program as they started building the 1,040 kilometer Luzon Spine Expressway Network within six years.

The Luzon Spine Expressway Network would connect the northern and southern most part of Luzon by building a total of 18 expressways with a total road length of 655 kilometers.

Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Secretary Mark Villar aims to compliment the existing expressway network spanning 285 kilometers.

Once completed under the Duterte administration, the travel time from Metro Manila to San Fernando, La Union will be reduced from six (6) hours and 55 minutes to three (3) hours and 10 minutes. Moreover, travel time from La Union to Bicol will be reduced from 19 hours and 40 minutes to eight (8) hours and 15 minutes.

Included in the expressway network are the NLEX Harbor Link Project, Tarlac-Pangasinan-La Union Expressway, Central Luzon Link Expressway, Plaridel By-Pass Road Phase II, Metro Manila Skyway Stage 3, NLEX-SLEX Connector Road, among others.

The NLEX Harbor Link Project, a 5.7 km expressway, which traverses Karuhatan in Valenzuela City, Governor Pascual Avenue in Malabon City, and C3 road in Caloocan City, will reduce travel time from Manila Port to NLEX to only 10 minutes.

The Central Luzon Link Expressway (CLLEX) is a 30-km expressway, which traverses the municipalities of La Paz, Zaragosa, Aliaga, and Caalibangbangan, to connect two large cities of Tarlac and Cabanatuan. CCLEX is expected to decongest traffic in the Pan Philippine Highway by 48% and reduce travel time between Tarlac City and Cabanatuan City from 70 minutes to 20 minutes.

Section 3 of the Tarlac-Pangasinan-La Union Expressway is a 25.83 km expressway which extends the existing 63.02 km alignment traversing Tarlac, Rosales and Urdaneta to Binalonan, Pozzurobio and La Union — creating an 88.85 kilometer stretch.

The NLEX-SLEX Connector Road, an 8 km four lane expressway, which will traverse C3 road in Caloocan City passing through Blumentritt and EspaƱa, is expected to decongest Metro Manila traffic and provide better access to seaports and airports.

The Metro Manila Skyway Stage 3, a 14.8 km, 6-lane expressway which will connect Balintawak in Quezon City to Buendia Makati, is expected to decongest EDSA, Quezon Avenue, Araneta Avenue and Quirino Avenue by as much as 55,000 vehicles daily. Upon completion, it will reduce travel time from Buendia to Balintawak from 2 hours to 15 to 20 minutes.

According to DPWH through Anna Mae Yu Lamentillo, chairperson of the DPWH Build Build Build program of the Duterte administration, the agency is now updating the High Standard Highway Network Development Masterplan which would expand the coverage from the shere of 200 km to 300 km radius around Metro Manila.

Source: DPWH / PNA

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