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BGC-ORTIGAS BRIDGE TO OPEN ON JUNE 12 – VILLAR

Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark Villar announced that it’s all system go for the June 12 opening to vehicular traffic of the Sta. Monica-Lawton Bridge which spans the Pasig River and is a major component of the BGC-Ortigas Center Link Road Project.

“As promised, Kalayaan Avenue, Makati City leading to Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City will be connected to Pasig City/Mandaluyong City by the Sta. Monica-Lawton Bridge on the historic day our nation commemorates the 123rd Independence Day,” Villar said.

“With this bridge, Bonifacio Global City will be connected to Pasig City/Mandaluyong City by a travel time of 12 minutes.”

“With this bridge, Bonifacio Global City will be connected to Pasig City/Mandaluyong City by a travel time of 12 minutes,” the public works chief added.

Despite of the pandemic, the DPWH Unified Project Management Office (UPMO) team led by Undersecretary for UPMO Operations Emil Sadain with UPMO-Roads Management Cluster 1 OIC-Project Director Benjamin Bautista and Project Manager Ricarte Mañalac work hard to meet the construction schedule.

At present, safety checking with final finishing touches on the four-lane 440-meter bridge are being conducted by DPWH in order to ensure that its quality and finish conforms to the safety standards before opening to motoring public.

“Apart from the construction of bridge from Sta Monica, Pasig City to Lawton Avenue, Makati City, the ₱1.7- Billion BGC-Ortigas Center Link Road Project also involves rehabilitation and widening of 476.58-meter Brixton (corner Reliance Street) to Fairlane Street and 232.34-meter BGC 8th Avenue; construction of 125-meter upward and downward ramps at Kalayaan Avenue Intersection; and construction of Lawton Avenue – Global City Viaduct,” Sadain stressed.

Persan Construction Inc., which formed a joint venture with Sino Road and Bridge Group Company Ltd. and supported by consultants DCCD Partners and Pertconsult International, is committed to deliver completion towards the last quarter of 2021 the viaduct structure traversing Lawton Avenue to the entrance of BGC.

The BGC-Ortigas Center Link Road Project is one of the major Build, Build, Build undertaking supportive of EDSA Decongestion Program.

The BGC-Ortigas Center Link Road Project is one of the major Build, Build, Build undertaking supportive of EDSA Decongestion Program which aims to improve the traffic situation along Epifanio delos Santos Avenue (EDSA) and other major thoroughfares in Metro Manila.

It has been designed and built to accommodate an estimated 20% of the traffic volume of EDSA and C-5 Road.

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