Independence Day opening set for Sta. Monica-Lawton Bridge

Published May 7, 2021, 11:27 AM

by Betheena Unite

The Sta. Monica-Lawton Bridge, which links the business and industrial hubs in the cities of Pasig, Makati, and Taguig is set for partial opening on Independence Day, June 12.

INDEPENDENCE DAY OPENING– Department of Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark Villar leads the inspection of the Sta. Monica-Lawton Bridge which is set for partial opening on June 12. (Ali Vicoy / MANILA BULLETIN)

Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Secretary Mark Villar said the access ramps of the bridge–a major component of the Bonifacio Global City – Ortigas Center Road Link Project–have already been completed.

“With the completion of both up-ramp and down-ramp near Kalayaan Avenue, we will be able to achieve the target partial opening by June 12 of the four-lane two-way Sta. Monica-Lawton Bridge,” Villar said.

Undersecretary Emil Sadain said that once the punchlisting activities are done, the asphalt overlay of bridge’s deck surface, up and down ramps, and abutment will commence by the last week of May in time for the Independence Day partial opening.

“The asphalt concrete overlays will protect the bridge and road pavement from water permeation, flexural fatigue, rutting, and shoving,” Sadain said.


Meanwhile, the BGC – Ortigas Center Road Link Project is targeted for full completion by September this year.

It will serve as an alternate corridor from Epifanio delos Santos Avenue (EDSA) and C-5 along the section of Guadalupe Bridge and Bagong Ilog Bridge.

Aside from being envisioned to provide more economic opportunities to the capital region, it is also identified as a high-impact infrastructure project under the EDSA Decongestion Master Plan.