The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) is fast-tracking the completion of the P1.6-billion Bonifacio Global City (BGC)-Ortigas Center Road Link Project, which is currently 45% complete.
The project, which will link Pasig andTaguig, is scheduled for completion in 2021.
DPWH Secretary Mark Villar said the project aims to decongest traffic onEDSA and C-5 and improve accessibility within the central business districts of Metro Manila.
Villar said the BGC-Ortigas Center Road Link will be a traffic game changer as it will reduce to 11 minutes travel time between Bonifacio Global City and Ortigas Central Business District.
It will serve as an alternate corridor from EDSA and C-5 along the section of Guadalupe Bridge and Bagong Ilog Bridge, eventually allowing more economic opportunities for the residents, Villar said.
The project involves constructing the four-lane Sta. Monica-Lawton Bridge across Pasig River, connecting Lawton Avenue in Makati and Sta. Monica Street in Pasig City, as well as rehabilitation and widening of Brixton to Fairlane Street in Pasig.
It also involves building the 565-meter Lawton Avenue-to-BGC viaduct that will traverse Lawton Avenue onwards to the entrance of BGC.
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