SMC unit to begin work on NLEx-SLEx connector road
MANILA, Philippines – Citra Central Expressway Corp. (CCEC), a unit of San Miguel Corp. (SMC), is scheduled to begin construction of the North Luzon Expressway (NLEx) and South Luzon Expressway (SLEx) connector road this month.
After the groundbreaking within the month, CCEC is expected to start the excavation, bored piling, pile cap and column works along Osmena Highway from F. Torres Street towards Quirino Ave. in Manila.
The P26.5 billion project is expected to be completed within 36 months from a full-scale construction starting April.
CCEC said to strategically cut down the process of right-of-way acquisition and speed up project completion, it has adopted an “engineering design that is a first in the Philippines.”
CCEC will construct a double-deck expressway along certain sections of the Stage 3 alignment from Plaza Dilao to N. Domingo in San Juan City and after Quezon Ave. until Bonifacio Blvd. in Sgt. Rivera.
“The double-deck elevated expressway was conceptualized in view of the predictable construction timetable while, experience-wise, the delivery and acquisition of the required right-of-way is not,” CCEC said.
CCEC earlier appealed for the public’s understanding and cooperation as the Metro Manila Skyway Stage 3 work along Osmena Highway may cause heavy traffic.
Other partners in the concessionaire of the proposed Skyway Stage 3 include Citra Lamtoro Gung Persada and the Philippine National Construction Corp. (PNCC).