Project Description: 
  • An 8 – kilometer all elevated 4-lane toll expressway extending the NLEX southward from the end of Segment 10 in C3 Road Caloocan City to PUP Sta. Mesa, Manila and connecting to the Skyway Stage 3, and mostly traversing the PNR rail track. The project includes two (2) interchanges located at C3 Road/5th Avenue, Caloocan and España, Manila.
Project Objectives: 

This project aims to:

  • stimulate development in Manila, Caloocan, Malabon and Navotas, as well as its surrounding areas.
  • decongest Metro Manila traffic
  • provide trucks with 24/7 alternative route and resolve truck-ban problems
  • provide better access to Manila Ports (North Harbor) and Airports (NAIA and Clark)
  • complete the connection of NLEx with SLEx
Project Benefits: 

At the end of construction, the project is expected to:

  • reduce travel time from SLEX to NLEX from 2 hours to just 20 minutes
  • reduce travel time from Clark to Calamba from approximately 3 hours to 1 hour and 40 minutes.
  • benefit at least 35,000 motorists/vehicles per day 
  • improve connectivity between NAIA and Clark airports.
Project Concessionaire: 

Manila North Tollways Corporation (MNTC)

Project Cost: 


Amount (Billion)

Civil Works

P 15.743


P  7.459

Relocation of Utilities

P  0.100


P 23.302

Project Status: 
  • For Right-of-Way (ROW) acquisition:

    ·         A total estimated of 1,309 private structures were affected and a total estimated of 1,488 ISFs (Informal Settler Families) needs to be relocated.

         After MECQ was lifted and GCQ is being implemented over Manila, the whole team is still trying to meet the set target dates for ROWA. Hence, the following are the latest accomplishment status of right-of-way activities:

    o   177 of out 644 Informal Settler Families (ISFs) were already relocated for Caloocan area. LIAC Caloocan conducted rapid test for the affected ISFs prior to relocation.

    o   237 out of 285 (83.16%) affected private structures were already demolished at Caloocan Area including Marulas Elementary School, Brgy. Hall, Health Center and all structures under EO 48.

    o    22 out of 822 affected private structures were already demolished at Manila Area including the MLQHS Gym, New Antipolo Public Market, two (2) Barangay Halls and Market office.

    o   100% completed tree cutting and earth balling activitiesfor affected trees at Caloocan Area. Terminal report from the contractor already submitted to DENR.

    o   Verification borehole testing already at 89.67%. 269 out of 300 completed of borehole activities.

    o   Based on census and tagging, 844 Informal Settler Families (ISFs) are for relocation for Manila area. LIAC Manila is proposing to follow the process that has been established by LIAC Caloocan which is to conduct swab testing first before relocating; this will be finalized on the meeting that is set on 10/28/20.

    o    91.80% of the Replacement Cost Estimates of affected structures already completed for Section 2 Manila Area.

         78.67% available Right-of-Way for the whole alignment composed of 92.52% for Section 1-Caloocan, 53.86% for Section 1-Manila and 79.13% for Section 2-Manila.

          For Construction Activities:

    ·         Ongoing concreting of coping beam and girder installation of the advance works by Leighton Contractors from Pier 1 to Pier 6 including installation of steel box girder from CR4-9 connecting to R10 Project.

    ·         54 out of 76 Bored Piles for Caloocan area are available for construction, 34 out of 54 are already completed continuing to column works.

    ·         Ongoing false works installation, rebar and formworks installation at Pier 17 and 18 for 3-legged pier head (portal type).

    ·         After the demolition the demolition of the New Antipolo Public Market, bored piling works for 10 pier locations already commenced.

    ·         Ongoing construction of an RMC Batching Plant at Caloocan by DMCI.

    ·         Ongoing construction of reaction beam, steel forms and framing installation for fabrication of Super T Girders.

    ·         The project has a cumulative accomplishment of 11.80%


Project Alignment: 
Project Timeline: 



Target Start of Construction

May 2019

Target Completion of Civil Works

December 2021