By Betheena Kae Unite
The construction of a road that links the commercial district in Pasig City to Taguig City was unveiled on Wednesday in a bid to cut travel time in just 12 minutes.
A groundbreaking ceremony was held today for the P1.6 billion BGC-Ortigas Center Link Road that will connect the Ortigas Center in Pasig City to Bonifacio Global City in Taguig City.
Speaking during the groundbreaking ceremony, Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Secretary Mark Villar said the project will lead to the improvement of accessibility between the cities of Pasig, Mandaluyong, Taguig and Makati.
“Once completed by March 2020, travelling between the central business districts of Taguig and Pasig Cities will only take 12 minutes and traffic congestion at EDSA and C-5 Road particularly along Guadalupe Bridge and Bagong Ilog Bridge will be alleviated by about 25 percent,” Villar said.
The 961.427-lineal meter project involves the construction of a four-lane Sta Monica to Lawton Bridge across Pasig River connecting Lawton Avenue in Makati City and Sta. Monica Street in Pasig City and a viaduct structure traversing Lawton Avenue onwards to the entrance of Bonifacio Global City.
Villar further said that the groundbreaking event is “one of the many groundbreaking and inauguration ceremonies for new infrastructure projects as the country ushers in the Golden Age of Infrastructure in the next five years of the Duterte administration.”