BGC-Ortigas Center Road link to open in 2021
The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) said a P1.6-billion road project that aimed to significantly cut travel time between business districts in Pasig and Taguig would open next year.
This came as Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark Villar inspected the ongoing construction of the Bonifacio Global City (BGC) to Ortigas Center Road Link Project.
“The BGC-Ortigas Center Road link will be a traffic game changer as it will reduce to 12 minutes the travel time between Bonifacio Global City and Ortigas central business district,” the DPWH said in a statement.
The project will serve as an alternate corridor from Edsa and C-5 along the section of Guadalupe Bridge and Bagong Ilog Bridge, the DPWH said.
“With an accomplishment of 45 percent, we are fast-tracking the completion of this high-impact project linking Pasig and Taguig to ease traffic woes of motorists and commuters in Pasig, Mandaluyong, Taguig and Makati,” Villar said in a statement.BGC-Ortigas Center Road link involves the construction of the four lane Sta. Monica-Lawton Bridge across Pasig River. This will connect to Lawton Avenue in Makati and Sta. Monica Street. The project also includes the rehabilitation and widening of Brixton to Fairlane Street in Pasig City.It also involves construction of the 565-meter Lawton Avenue to BGC viaduct from Lawton Avenue toward to the entrance of BGC.
The BGC-Ortigas Center Road link is part of the government’s P384-billion spending plan through 2023 to ease road congestion in Metro Manila. The goal was to bring Edsa—the 23.8-kilometer road that cuts through most of the capital’s business districts—back to “normal traffic flow.” INQ
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