BGC-Ortigas link sees completion by January 2021

Jun 04, 2020 | Same topic: Latest Traffic Updates
Progress on the project is now at 52 percent

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.

A picture of the BGC-Ortigas bridge taken from a river boat

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.

A picture of DPWH Secretary Mark Villar together with project managers at the BGC-Ortigas Link

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

Cesar learned how to drive a car years before he got his license. Today, he's still looking for that perfect '90s Japanese coupe to drive into the sunset while listening to Crazy Little Love by Nuage. Also has a thing for badass off-road vehicles and weird engine swaps.