Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Secretary Mark A. Villar announced that the Sta. Monica-Lawton Bridge which is a major component of the BGC-Ortigas Road Link Project is nearing its completion stage.
We are now at the stage of final pouring activities at the mid span to complete the 210-meter main superstructure that will connect across Pasig River the Lawton Avenue in Makati City and Sta. Monica Street in Pasig City, said Secretary Villar.
"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 noted.
"The bridge, which is part of the Metro Manila Logistics Network, will also include a bicycle lane," he added.
Part of the massive Build, Build, Build program, the 1.367 kilometer Bonifacio Global City-Ortigas Center Link Road Project which will cut to 12 minutes the one-hour-long drive between the Bonifacio Global City and Ortigas business districts 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.
Despite limited movement and manpower deployment at jobsite because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the DPWH targets to fully finish the Sta. Monica-Lawton Bridge by December this year.