For motorists and commuters regularly travelling between, or passing through Bonifacio Global City and Ortigas, you’ll be pleased to know that the BGC Ortigas-Link project is now 52 percent complete. Once finished, it will undoubtedly reduce congestion on the surrounding thoroughfares including the Epifanio de los Santos Avenue (EDSA), as well as Circumferential Road 5 (C-5).
That also means that accessibility to Pasig, Taguig, Makati, and Mandaluyong will be improved, thus allowing for better economic opportunities for Filipinos.
Only a stone's throw away before both of the sides meet
Despite the delays brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) says that the BGC Ortigas Link road will be completed sometime in January 2021. Note that the BGC Ortigas-Link project was originally planned to be finished in June of 2020, but due to the pandemic, work had to temporarily stop.
Efforts to continue building the bridge started even before the shift from the enhanced community quarantine to the current general community quarantine. Due to the aforementioned shift, DPWH is now considering adding more workers. Do note also that the workers assigned to the bridge project will be housed in facilities provided by the DPWH. This assures not only the worker’s health and safety, but also the nearby communities as well.
The BGC Ortigas-Link road is a P1.6-billion project which consists of other component infrastructure projects. One is the repair and widening of the Brixton to Fairlane Street in Pasig, the construction of the 565-meter Lawton Avenue to BGC viaduct, which will cross Lawton Ave., to BGC, and of course, the 613-meter Sta. Monica-Lawton Bridge itself.
DPWH Secretary Mark Villar says that once complete, the link will enable you to travel from BGC to Ortigas in 11 minutes
This project is specifically led by the DPWH Unified Project Management Office-Roads Management Cluster 1, and is a part of President Duterte’s “Build, Build, Build,” program.
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Cesar G.B. Miguel