Travel time between Lawton Avenue in Makati and Bonifacio Global City in Taguig City, which usually takes 30 minutes, will be cut to 12 minutes with the completion of the P1.79-billion BGC-Ortigas Center Road Link Project, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) said Friday.
Public Works Secretary Mark Villar said the two-way, one-lane viaduct project from Lawton Avenue in Makati City going directly to Bonifacio Global City’s (BGC) 8th Avenue in Taguig will be accessible to the motoring public beginning October 1, 2021.
“We’re excited that the Lawton Avenue to Global City viaduct section of the BGC-Ortigas Center Road Link Project will potentially be delivered to completion this September 30,” Villar said.
“Only few more days, we are closer to our goal of cutting travel time between Bonifacio Global City and Ortigas Center to only 12 minutes,” he said.
According to DPWH Undersecretary for Unified Project Management Office (UPMO) Operations Emil K. Sadain, the project is almost completed by the joint venture contractor Persan Construction Inc. and Sino Road and Bridge Group Co. Ltd.
With the substantial completion of the median barrier, asphalt overlay of the viaduct ramp is anticipated by this weekend, to be followed by the pavement marking and light post installation, Sadain said.
The 565-meter Lawton–NGC Viaduct is an important connection of the already accessible Kalayaan Bridge, formerly known as the Sta. Monica-Lawton Bridge linking Pasig City and Makati City across Pasig River.
It is part of the entire 1.481-kilometer alignment of the BGC-Ortigas Center Road Link Project, which is a DPWH traffic time-saving solution between the commercial and business hubs of Ortigas Center, Pasig City, and BGC Taguig City.