Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Secretary Mark Villar inspected on Friday, February 7, 2020 the on-going construction of Bonifacio Global City (BGC) to Ortigas Center Road Link Project aimed to decongest traffic from EDSA and C-5 and improve accessibility within the central business districts of Metro Manila.
Secretary Villar said that upon completion in 2021, 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.
This 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 our “kababayans”, said Secretary Villar.
The P1.6-billion project involves construction of the four (4) lane Sta. Monica-Lawton Bridge across Pasig River connecting Lawton Avenue in Makati and Sta. Monica Street as well as rehabilitation and widening of Brixton to Fairlane Street in Pasig City.
It also involves construction of the 565-meter Lawton Avenue to BGC viaduct that will traverse Lawton Avenue onwards to the entrance of BGC implemented by DPWH Unified Project Management Office (UPMO)- Roads Management Cluster 1 (Bilateral) under the leadership of Undersecretary for UPMO Operations Emil K. Sadain and Project Director Virgilio C. Castillo.
With an accomplishment of 45 percent, we are fast tracking the completion of this high-impact project linking Pasig ang Taguig to ease traffic woes of motorists and commuters in Pasig, Mandaluyong, Taguig, and Makati,” said Secretary Villar.
DPWH is in close coordination with respective stakeholders to address issues on road right-of-way (ROW) and relocation of utilities that hampered the progress of activities.