Motorists that need to get to BGC from Ortigas (and vice versa) will be able to cross the Pasig River without having to go to EDSA or C-5.

DPWH Secretary Mark Villar recently announced that work on the Sta. Monica-Lawton Bridge is already complete. With just a few more finishing touches to be done, Villar said they are excited to partially open the bridge connecting BGC in Taguig with the Ortigas business districts in Pasig.

Once it's partially open this May, the four-lane bridge will help motorists travel between Taguig and Pasig without having to pass through EDSA (Guadalupe Bridge) or C-5 (Bagong Ilog Bridge). The DPWH also claimed that it will only take motorists 11 minutes to get from BGC to Ortigas, and vice versa, instead of half an hour. 

Bridge connecting BGC, Ortigas to partially open May 2021 image

For now, the DPWH is focused on the rehabilitation and widening of Brixton Street (corner Reliance Street) to Fairlane Street. These roads will ensure that traffic will improve, along with the new bridge. In addition, the agency is also working on the Lawton Avenue – Global City viaduct. This will traverse Lawton Avenue all the way to the entrance of BGC itself.

With the entire BGC-Ortigas Link project set to improve accessibility between the cities of Pasig, Mandaluyong, Taguig, and Makati, motorists will have more ways to get to their destinations hassle-free.