Last weekend, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) partially opened the Kalayaan Bridge connecting Pasig and Makati. Not only will this new bridge serve as an alternate route for motorists, but it will also help reduce traffic along C-5 Road and EDSA.
However, the BGC-Ortigas Center Link Road is not yet fully complete. Still not open to vehicles is the Lawton Avenue – Global City Viaduct. This will serve as one of the most important features of the bridge as it will directly connect Pasig and Makati with Bonifacio Global City (BGC) via 8th Avenue.
So when will the DPWH complete works on the viaduct? According to DPWH Secretary Mark A. Villar, it will be opened to motorists this September. Currently, the agency is completing the final touches of the viaduct that has now reached Kalayaan Intersection in Makati. The DPWH adds that the viaduct is about to reach the BGC side as well.
Once the four-lane viaduct is finished and open to the public, it will provide a direct link for motorists that need to go to BGC, Makati/Pasig, as well as Mandaluyong. In addition, the DPWH sees a 20% reduction in traffic volume on EDSA and C-5 Road once work on the bridge is complete before 2021 ends.
Have you already crossed the Kalayaan Bridge? Did it actually help reduce travel time between Pasig and Makati? Let us know in the comment section below.