DPWH eyes June 12 opening of Sta. Monica-Lawton Bridge

Sta. Monica-Lawton Bridge

Sta. Monica-Lawton Bridge (Image courtesy of DPWH)

MANILA, Philippines — The Sta. Monica – Lawton Bridge, a significant segment of the Bonifacio World City (BGC) – Ortigas Road Link Job, may well at last be open to vehicles on June 12, Independence Working day.

This was the outlook provided by the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) on Friday, as the significantly-predicted job seeks to hook up the BGC and Ortigas organization districts with a shortened vacation time.

In accordance to DPWH Secretary Mark Villar, vacation time between Pasig Town or Mandaluyong Metropolis, and the BGC in Taguig would be slashed to just 12 minutes.

“As promised, Kalayaan Avenue, Makati City foremost to Bonifacio World wide City, Taguig Metropolis will be linked to Pasig Town/Mandaluyong Metropolis by the Sta. Monica-Lawton Bridge on the historic day our country commemorates the 123rd Independence Working day,” Villar stated.

At present, the DPWH claimed security checks are being accomplished on the 4-lane bridge that sorts portion of the P1.79 billion BGC-Ortigas Road Link Undertaking.

“At existing, protection examining with final ending touches on the 4 (4)-lane 440-meter bridge are getting conducted by DPWH in buy to ensure that its excellent and finish conforms to the safety specifications prior to opening to the motoring community,” the DPWH said.

DPWH Undersecretary Emil Sadain said other tasks becoming accomplished in just the BGC-Ortigas Street Backlink involve:

  • rehabilitation and widening of 476.58-meter Brixton (corner Reliance Road) to Fairlane Avenue
  • rehabilitation and widening of 232.34-meter BGC 8th Avenue
  • development of 125-meter upward and downward ramps at Kalayaan Avenue Intersection
  • design of the Lawton Avenue – World wide Metropolis Viaduct

To recall, the DPWH past March declared that the Sta. Monica-Lawton Bridge would be open to the general public appear Could. Before, the Public Is effective section reported last touches are getting carried out on the bridge.

The four-lane, two-way bridge starts off at Sta. Monica Street in Kapitolyo, Pasig City and crosses the Pasig River to Lawton Avenue close to the University of Makati. The bridge is element of the department’s system to decongest traffic on Edsa and on the C-5 Street.

Presently, persons wishing to go to the BGC from Makati have restricted choices. They can possibly use Kalayaan Avenue or Ayala Avenue toward McKinley Highway.  Equally, people likely from Pasig Metropolis to the BGC have no selection but to use the C-5 Road, in direction of Kalayaan Avenue or to the 32nd Avenue ramp.

Read: Element of BGC-Ortigas backlink could be partially opened by Might — DPWH

Study: DPWH: 5-minute drive from Ortigas to Makati, Taguig on BGC-Ortigas Website link


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