Villar sets opening of viaduct section of BGC-Ortigas Center Link on Oct. 1

Published September 24, 2021, 4:26 PM

by Betheena Unite

Motorists will be able to gain access to the viaduct section of the Bonifacio Global City (BGC)-Ortigas Center Road Link Project starting Oct. 1, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) announced.

OPENING SOON– The viaduct section of the 1.48-kilometer BGC-Ortigas Center Road Link will be open to traffic starting Oct. 1, 2021. (Photo courtesy of the DPWH)

“We’re excited that the Lawton Avenue to Global City viaduct section of the Bonifacio Global City-Ortigas Center Road Link Project will potentially be delivered to completion this September 30,” DPWH Secretary Mark Villar said on Friday, Sept. 24.

Set to open a day after its scheduled completion, the 565-meter viaduct section is a two-way one-lane structure that completes the link between Lawton Avenue in Makati City and BGC’s 8th Avenue in Taguig City. It is one of the major components of the entire 1.48-kilometer BGC-Ortigas Center Road Link that aims to connect the key business districts in Metro Manila.

“Only few more days, we are closer to our goal of cutting travel time between Bonifacio Global City and Ortigas Center to only 12 minutes,” Villar said.

According to Undersecretary Emil K. Sadain, the approach 3 on 8th Avenue has been paved with parapet wall on both sides following the accelerated construction works by joint venture contractor Persan Construction Inc. and Sino Road and Bridge Group Co. Ltd. just in time for the planned inauguration this end of the month.

“With the substantial completion of median barrier, asphalt overlay of the viaduct ramp is anticipated by this weekend to be followed by the pavement marking and light post installation,” Sadain added.

The viaduct section will complement the already accessible Kalayaan Bridge formerly known as Sta Monica – Lawton Bridge that links Pasig City and Makati City across Pasig River.

The construction of the BGC to Ortigas Center Road Link Project also covers the much needed optimal improvement for the 362-meter Brixton Street (corner Reliance Street) to Fairlane Street at Pasig/Mandaluyong side to cater the increased number of road users.