MANILA, Philippines — A major part of the Bonifacio Global City (BGC) – Ortigas Road Link Project may be open to motorists starting May 2021, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) said on Tuesday.
According to the DPWH, the Sta. Monica-Lawton Bridge, which plays an important role in linking the business districts of BGC in Taguig and the Ortigas Center in Quezon City and Pasig, would only need a few finishing touches before opening to the public.
The four-lane, two-way bridge would connect Sta. Monica Street in Kapitolyo, Pasig City to the Lawton Avenue near the University of Makati — two roads separated by the Pasig River.
“The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) targets to partially open this May 2021 the Sta. Monica-Lawton Bridge which is a major component of the BGC-Ortigas Road Link Project,” DPWH said in a statement posted on their Facebook page.
DPWH TO PARTIALLY OPEN BRIDGE CONNECTING BGC-ORTIGAS IN MAYThe Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) targets…
Posted by Department of Public Works and Highways on Tuesday, March 23, 2021
Reports made by DPWH Undersecretary Emil Sadain to Secretary Mark Villar showed that aside from the finishing touches on the bridge, the department’s Unified Project Management Office (UPMO) is currently doing full blast works for the rehabilitation and widening the portion of Brixton Street corner Reliance, to Fairlane Street.
The full 1.367-kilometer BGC-Ortigas Road Link Project, including the Lawton Avenue – Global City Viaduct, is expected to be completed by September 2021. Once finished, DPWH said that the project would reduce travel time between BGC and Ortigas Center from a one-hour trip to 12 minutes.
It is also seen to ease traffic congestion on EDSA and C-5, the main thoroughfares motorists use to travel from Ortigas to BGC and other nearby establishments as of now.
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