Construction is now underway in the Philippines for the second stage of the NLEX Connector project in the capital, Manila. This project is costing US$457.6 million and is due for completion in late 2022.
The project involves building an 8km stretch of tolled expressway. This will connect with the existing Skyway Stage 3 route. The project is expected to help reduce chronic traffic congestion in Manila. Construction of the new link is being overseen by NLEX Corporation, with the building work being carried out by Chinese contractor China Road and Bridge Corporation (CRBC).
The project is one of several major road and bridge works underway in the Philippines at present.