By Betheena Kae Unite
Travel time between Bonifacio Global City in Taguig City and Ortigas Center in Pasig is expected to be reduced to 11 minutes when a road linking both business hubs is completed by 2021, Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark Villar said Friday.
The construction of the Bonifacio Global City-Ortigas Center Road Link, tagged as “traffic game-changer,” is now 45 percent completed, Villar said during an inspection on Friday.
The P1.6-billion road project also aims to decongest traffic in two overly-congested roads in the Metro Manila – EDSA and C-5 – and improve accessibility within the central business districts of the metropolis.
“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,” Villar said.
The project involves construction of the four lane Sta. Monica-Lawton Bridge across Pasig River connecting Lawton Avenue in Makati and Sta. Monica Street in Pasig City as well as rehabilitation and widening of Brixton to Fairlane Streets, also in Pasig.
It also involves construction of the 565-meter Lawton Avenue to BGC viaduct that will traverse Lawton Avenue onward to the entrance of the Bonifacio Global City.
“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 the secretary said.
“The Department of Public Works and Highways is in close coordination with respective stakeholders to address issues on road right-of-way and relocation of utilities that hampered the progress of activities,” he added.