BGC to Ortigas Center in 11 minutes? Possible in 2021, Villar Claims
The leadership of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has claimed that travel time to BGC to Ortigas will be lessened to 11 minutes by 2021.
This as public works Secretary Mark Villar said that they are completing the Bonifacio Global City (BGC) to Ortigas Center Road Link Project.
The said project, which Villar last inspected Februray 7, is eyed to to decongest traffic from EDSA and C-5 and improve accessibility within the central business districts of Metro Manila.
Upon completion in 2021, the BGC-Ortigas Center Road link, Villar is positive that it will be a traffic game changer as it will reduce to 11 minutes travel time between Bonifacio Global City and Ortigas Central Business District.
"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 added.
With a projected cost of P1.6-billion, the yet-to-be completed road project involves construction of the four (4) lane Sta. Monica-Lawton Bridge across Pasig River connecting Lawton Avenue in Makati and Sta. Monica Street as well as rehabilitation and widening of Brixton to Fairlane Street in Pasig City.
Further, the budget also involves construction of the 565-meter Lawton Avenue to BGC viaduct that will traverse Lawton Avenue onwards to the entrance of BGC.
This will be implemented by DPWH Unified Project Management Office (UPMO)- Roads Management Cluster 1 (Bilateral) under the leadership of Undersecretary for UPMO Operations Emil Sadain and Project Director Virgilio Castillo.
"With an accomplishment of 45 percent, we are fast tracking the completion of this high-impact project linking Pasig ang Taguig to ease traffic woes of motorists and commuters in Pasig, Mandaluyong, Taguig, and Makati,” Villar said.
DPWH is in close coordination with respective stakeholders to address issues on road right-of-way (ROW) and relocation of utilities that hampered the progress of activities.