NLEX Corporation has allocated Php 2 billion for the construction of a new expressway project in Quezon City, a company official announced over the weekend. 

The project will involve the creation of a 2-kilometer expressway section between Mindanao Avenue and Quirino Highway – areas that often suffer from congested traffic. 

NLEX Corp. President Luigi Bautista said the upcoming infrastructure will help ease traffic along the Mindanao Avenue Toll Plaza.

“The construction of this new P2-billion expressway section will be welcome news for Nlex commuters who currently face daily traffic gridlock in the congested portions of Mindanao Avenue,” he remarked. 

“Eventually, this section will be integrated into the future Nlex expansion to C5 /C.P. Garcia near Katipunan Avenue. We foresee an interconnected tollway network that will be accessible to the west, east, north, and south sides of Metro Manila,” Bautista further explained. 

The project is expected to start within the second half of the year. 

Apart from aiding commuters and easing traffic volume, the new pathway will also help in creating new job opportunities – an area the government is focusing on during this global health crisis. 

The project is part of the larger 11.5-kilometer NLEX-C5 Link plan, which will run from Mindanao Avenue, Quirino Highway, Regalado Avenue, Congressional Avenue, and C.P. Garcia Avenue in Quezon City. 

Photo from NLEX Corporation

Once finished, the NLEX-C5 Link Project is expected to benefit 45,000 motorists, cutting travel time from Mindanao Avenue to Commonwealth Avenue to just 10 minutes instead of the usual 45-minute trip.

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Image credit: NLEX Corporation