The Bonifacio Global City (BGC) to Ortigas Center Road Link Project is now 45 percent complete, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has reported.
During inspection of the P1.6-billion project, Public Works Secretary Mark Villar said that once finished, the road link will be a traffic game changer as it will reduce to just 11 minutes the travel time between the Bonifacio Global City in Taguig City and the Ortigas Central Business District in Pasig City.
It will also decongest traffic at the Epifanio de los Santos Avenue (Edsa) and at the Circumferential Road 5 (C-5) and improve access to the two central business districts of Metro Manila.
“We are fast-tracking the completion of this high-impact project.”
“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.
“This would serve as an alternative corridor from Edsa and C-5.”
The public works chief added that the BGC to Ortigas Center Road Link will wlso serve as an alternative corridor along the section of thebGuadalupe Bridge and the Bagong Ilog Bridge, eventually allowing more economic opportunities for Filipinos.
The BGC to Ortigas Center Road Link Project is expected to be completed in 2021.
The project involves the construction of the four-lane Sta. Monica-Lawton Bridge across the Pasig River and connecting Lawton Avenue in Makati City, which is just outside the BGC and Sta. Monica Street in Pasig City. Part of the projects involves the rehabilitation and widening of Brixton to Fairlane Street in Pasig City.
It also includes the construction of the 565-meter Lawton Avenue to the BGC viaduct that will traverse Lawton Avenue to the entrance of the BGC.
The undertaking is being implemented by the DPWH’s Unified Project Management Office (UPMO) – Roads Management Cluster 1 (Bilateral) headed by Undersecretary for UPMO Operations Emil Sadain and Project Director Virgilio Castillo.
The DPWH is closely coordinating with stakeholders to resolve issues that hamper the project’s progress such as road right-of-way and the relocation of utilities.