The Sta. Monica-Lawton Bridge, a major component of the Bonifacio Global City (BGC)-Ortigas Road Link Project, is nearly complete and ready to open in 2021, according to the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH).
Public Works Secretary Mark Villar said the project is now in the stage of final pouring at the mid span to complete the 210-meter main superstructure connecting Lawton Avenue in Makati City and Sta. Monica Street in Pasig City across Pasig River.
Despite limited movement and manpower at the job site because of the coronavirus pandemic, DPWH targets to finish the bridge fully by December this year.
The 1.367-kilometer BGC-Ortigas Center Link Road Project will cut to 12 minutes the one-hour-long drive between BGC and Ortigas business districts.
It has the following components: the 440-meter Sta. Monica-Lawton Bridge, 362-meter rehabilitation and widening of Brixton (corner Reliance Street) to Fairlane Street, and 565-meter Lawton Avenue-Global City Viaduct which will traverse Lawton Avenue to the entrance of BGC.
The bridge, which is part of the Metro Manila Logistics Network, will include a bicycle lane.
“The BGC Ortigas Link Bridge Project is only one of 22 projects aimed at decongesting EDSA and C5. 2021 will be a game changer,” Villar said in a statement.