Getting to and from the hustle and bustle of Ortigas and Bonifacio Global City (BGC) will soon be a breeze with the soon-to-be-completed BGC-Ortigas Center Link Road Project.
That's right, motorists will soon be able to travel from Lawton Avenue, Makati City to Sta. Monica, Pasig City via a 613 meter bridge that will stretch across the Pasig River.
Construction of the Php 1.6 billion bridge is already in full swing with the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) and the Unified Project Management Office-Roads Management Cluster 1 (UPMO-RMC 1) busy constructing the key road link.
When completed, the BGC-Ortigas Center Link Road will have four lanes and will connect with the Lawton Avenue-Global City Viaduct. This will serve as an alternate route for motorists and will help decongest traffic along EDSA, C5, as well as other major thoroughfares. Both the DPWH and UMPO-RMC 1 are optimistic that they will be able to meet the project's target date of completion on June 2020.
According to Emil K. Sadain, DPWH Undersecretary for Technical Services, construction workers are working hard to continue with installation of pilecap reinforcements at Pier 6 and traveling frameworks at Pier 7. Given the favorable weather conditions, Sadain added that the pace of the project is fast and is progressing quickly. They also added that the bridge itself is already 30% complete.
With one year and 2 months to go before its target completion, the DPWH and UPMO-RMC 1 have their work cut out for them.