North Luzon East Expressway

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North Luzon East Expressway
North East Luzon Expressway
Radial Road 7
Official route of NLEX East
Route information
Length: 92.1 km (57.2 mi)
Major junctions
From: Commonwealth Avenue (R-7), Balara, Quezon City
North Luzon Expressway (R-8) in Guiguinto, Bulacan
To: Cabanatuan, Nueva Ecija
Location
Major cities: Quezon City, San Jose del Monte, Gapan, Cabanatuan
Towns: Santa Maria, Norzagaray, Angat, San Rafael, San Ildefonso, San Miguel, San Leonardo, Santa Rosa
Highway system

Roads in the Philippines

The North Luzon East Expressway is currently under-construction, 4-lane, 92.1-kilometer long limited-access toll expressway on the island of Luzon in the Philippines.[1]

Project Description[edit]

With a length of 92.1 km., the project consists of Phase I and Phase II and will form an important transport access in the eastern area of Central Luzon. NLEX East Expressway is up to Cabanatuan starting from the end point of La-Mesa Parkway and/or junction of C–6 in San Jose del Monte via Santa Maria, Bulacan, Norzagaray, Angat, San Ildefonso, San Miguel, Gapan, and Santa Rosa parallel to the Pan-Philippine Highway (AH26). Bridges will be required for the project to cross Angat River, Peñaranda River, and Pampanga River.[1] The completion of the expressway will be in 2022.[1]

The expressway, once completed, will decongest the Central Luzon segment of the Maharlika Highway, provide a faster route to Cagayan Valley, create a more efficient trade route between municipalities of Bulacan and Nueva Ecija, and Metro Manila. The project will also cater on women to work on its construction, to promote gender equality in the workforce.

The North Luzon Expressway East will be connected to the also under construction expressway, the Central Luzon Link Expressway.

Project Bidding[edit]

The bidding of the project goes to a private construction contractor.[1]

Project Timeline[edit]

  • On July 13, 2015, Pertconsult International submitted the Final Report of the Business Case Study to PPP Service.
  • The report was returned to Pertconsult on July 30, 2015 with comments and recommendations for consideration on the revision of the Final Report.
  • The Consultant re–submitted the Final Report of the Business Case Study to PPP Service on April 20, 2016 which is now under review.
  • DPWH has agreed that the Transaction Advisors (TAs) for the conduct of Feasibility Study will be procured through PDMF and included in the task of the TAs is to review and finalize the financial model provided by the consultant, Pertconsult International.
  • A meeting was held on 25 January 2017 at PPP Center to discuss the Technical Working Group (TWG) for the project and the schedule of procurement.
  • Ongoing preparation of Draft Terms of Reference (TOR) by PPP Center.

Exits[edit]

Phase 1, Stage 1[edit]

Province City/Municipality km mi Exit Name Destinations Notes
Quezon City Commonwealth Avenue
Novaliches toll plaza
Bulacan San Jose del Monte Alat
Santa Maria Santa Maria Bypass Santa Maria
San Jose del Monte Tungkong Mangga - Gumaok
Santo Cristo
San Jose del Monte - Norzagaray boundary Kay Tialo Bridge
Norzagaray Bigte toll plaza
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Phase 1, Stage 2[edit]

The entire route is located in Bulacan

City/Municipality km mi Exit Name Destinations Notes
Angat Angat
San Rafael San Rafael San Rafael
San Ildefonso San Ildefonso San Ildefonso
San Miguel San Miguel San Miguel
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Phase II - Cabanatuan Terminus

Project Status[edit]

  • Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP), in its letter dated February 11, 2015, expressed their interest in participating in the North Luzon East Expressway (NLEE) Project as Transaction Advisors.[1]
  • DPWH provided DBP with electronic copy of the Draft Final Report of the Business Case Study on March 3, 2015.[1]
  • DPWH quoted that the construction of the expressway will begin on Q4, 2016.[1]

See also[edit]

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