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DPWH breaks ground on widening of Lawton Avenue in Taguig

DPWH breaks ground on widening of Lawton Avenue in Taguig image

Eric Tipan / DPWH | August 22, 2017 08:18

Lawton Avenue to be converted from four- to six-lane highway

The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has started work to widen Lawton Avenue in Taguig City to ease traffic congestion from Bonifacio Global City (BGC) to the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) terminals and reduce travel time by 40-percent by accommodating more vehicles at any given time.

Costing an estimated Php 458 million, the construction will start with Phase 1 which spans 1.34 kilometers of Lawton Avenue and will follow part of the alignment of the old Nichols route from the interchange of SLEX/Skyway to Fifth Avenue and Manila American Cemetery Memorial.

"The Fort Bonifacio-Nichols Field Road Project, which spans 3.1 km, will convert the existing four-lane road way into a six-lane highway. When completed, it will reduce travel time from BGC to NAIA by about 40 percent and accommodate additional volume of vehicles. The project is expected to decongest adjacent thoroughfares like EDSA, South Superhighway, and C5,” said DPWH Mark Villar.

This project falls in line with the existing priority project BGC – Ortigas Center Link Road, which started in July 2017 and connects the cities of Pasig, Taguig and Makati by a four-lane bridge from Lawton Avenue in Makati to Sta. Monica Street in Pasig and a viaduct from Lawton Avenue to BGC. It is expected to completed by 2020 and will reduce congestion along EDSA, C-5 by 25 percent.