About a year ago, the Department of Public Works and Highways announced that construction of a new PhP 1.6 billion bridge that will connect Bonifacio Global City (BGC) with Ortigas Center was already in full swing. With the project underway, it is crucial that this project be finished soon in order to benefit motorists that frequent Ortigas and BGC.
Recently, DPWH Secretary Mark Villar inspected the ongoing construction of the BGC-Ortigas Road Link Project. Aimed to decongest traffic from C-5 Road and EDSA, the new road is now 45% complete and is set to improve accessibility within the central business districts of Metro Manila.
Once finished, Villar claims that travel time from BGC to Ortigas Center (and vice versa) can be done in as little as 11 minutes. With it, the bridge will serve as an alternate route for motorists from EDSA and C-5 along the section of Guadalupe Bridge and Bagong Ilog Bridge.
“With an accomplishment of 45 percent, we are fast tracking the completion of this high-impact project linking Pasig ang Taguig to ease traffic woes of motorists and commuters in Pasig, Mandaluyong, Taguig, and Makati,” said Villar.
In review, the PhP 1.6 billion project involves the construction of the four-lane Sta. Monica – Lawton Bridge across Pasig River. It will then connect with Lawton Avenue in Makati and Sta. Monica Street. It also involves the rehabiliation and widening of Brixton Street and Fairlane Street in Pasig City.
Apart from those, the project will also see the construction of the 565-meter Lawton Avenue to BGC viaduct which will traverse Lawton Avenue towards to the entrance of BGC.