DPWH’s BGC to Ortigas bridge will cut down travel time to 11 minutes in 2021

Traveling from BGC to Ortigas and vice versa could only take as little as 11 minutes once the bridge linking the two commercial centers is complete in 2021.

Started a year ago by the Department of Public Works and Highways, some of you may have noticed that construction of the PhP 1.6 billion bridge is already in full swing. The BGC-Ortigas Road Link Project was envisioned to decongest traffic from C-5 Road and EDSA. The new road is set to improve accessibility to and from the central business districts of Metro Manila.

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DPWH Secretary, Mark Villar, has recently inspected the progress of the BGC-Ortigas Road Link Project.

“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,” said Villar.

Once finished, Villar claims that travel time from BGC to Ortigas Center (and vice versa) can be done in as little as 11 minutes. With it, the bridge will serve as an alternate route for motorists from EDSA and C-5 along the section of Guadalupe Bridge and Bagong Ilog Bridge.

In review, the PhP 1.6 billion project involves the construction of the four-lane Sta. Monica – Lawton Bridge across Pasig River. It will then connect with Lawton Avenue in Makati and Sta. Monica Street. It also involves the rehabilitation and widening of Brixton Street and Fairlane Street in Pasig City.

Apart from those, the project will also see the construction of the 565-meter Lawton Avenue to BGC viaduct which will looms over Lawton Avenue, heading towards to the entrance of BGC.