DPWH to open Estrella-Pantaleon Bridge in July
Final touches are being made on the Estrella-Pantaleon Bridge Project, according to the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH). The agency is poised to reopen the bridge in July this year.
DPWH Secretary Mark Villar and Undersecretary for Unified Project Management Office (UPMO) Operations Emil Sadain inspected the project and saw the progress at 89 percent with an active work zone for crews doing finishing touches on bridge deck.
“It would be great to see the bridge reopen by July 2021 and cars driving over the economically significant Estrella-Pantaleon Bridge connecting Makati City and Mandaluyong City,” Villar mentioned.
Sadain noted that with the both the substructure and superstructure finished, workers now focus their effort on the ancillary works on sidewalk for pedestrians and bikers, bridge lighting system, and construction of approach road at both Makati and Mandaluyong sides.
The Estrella-Pantaleon Bridge, which links Estrella Street in Makati City and Barangka Drive in Mandaluyong City, is one of the two grant bridges from the People’s Republic China being constructed by DPWH-UPMO Roads Management Cluster 1 under close supervision of Caretaker-Project Manager Benjamin Bautista and Project Melchor Kabiling.
Once re-opened, the bridge is eyed to accommodate around 50,000 vehicles per day and decongest EDSA traffic. Per DPWH, about 20 percent of vehicular traffic at EDSA will be reduced when the BGC Lawton-Sta. Monica Bridge opens by June and Estrella-Pantaleon Bridge by July.
Photos from Department of Public Works and Highways