The Department of Public Works and Highways aims to complete and open the other half of the work for the BGC-Ortigas Center Link Road Project toward the end of this third quarter.
Secretary Mark A. Villar said that since the bridge component of new Sta Monica-Lawton Bridge now known as Kalayaan Bridge was opened on June 12 connecting the cities of Makati, Pasig, and Mandaluyong, DPWH has continued working the viaduct segment across Kalayaan Avenue, Makati City towards Bonifacio Global City’s 8th Avenue.
The DPWH Unified Project Management Office (UPMO) Operations have hastened work as we targets to fully complete the BGC-Ortigas Center Link Road Project in this third quarter of the year, added Secretary Villar.
In his report to Secretary Villar, Undersecretary for UPMO Operations Emil K. Sadain said that piers on bored piles for the elevated structure along 8th Avenue were already constructed.
Undersecretary Sadain together with UPMO Roads Management Cluster 1 Project Director Benjamin Bautista and Project Manager Ricarte Mañalac inspected the on-going works for the viaduct now in full swing with some of the pre-fabricated girders or the horizontal support structure of the slabs already installed on top of piers.
The contractor Persan Construction has also started with the construction of lean concrete retaining wall for the approach ramp at 8th Avenue, Undersecretary Sadain reported.
DPWH has been in close coordination with the service utility providers including Meralco for the necessary relocation activities to prepare the area that may get affected by the construction of ramp.
The P5.72 Billion BGC-Ortigas Center Link Road Project involves the construction of 440-meter 4-lane Kalayaan Bridge, rehabilitation and widening of 362 meter Brixton (corner Reliance St.) to Fairlane Street, and 565 meter viaduct structure traversing Lawton Avenue onwards to the entrance of Bonifacio Global City.
Once fully completed, travel time between Bonifacio Global City and Ortigas Central Business District will be reduced to 12 minutes.