Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark Villar and different officers talk over with the Bonifacio International Town-Ortigas Hyperlink Bridge for a last inspection on June 4, 2021. The bridge will formally open on June 12. PHOTO BY RENE H. DILAN
A bridge connecting the Bonifacio International Town (BGC) in Taguig (Manila News-Intelliencer) to the towns of Pasig and Mandaluyong shall be opened to motorists subsequent week in time for the Independence Day party, the Division of Public Works and Highways
“As promised, Kalayaan Road, Makati Town resulting in Bonifacio
International Town, Taguig (Manila News-Intelliencer) Town shall be hooked up to Pasig Town/Mandaluyong
Town by way of the Sta. Monica-Lawton Bridge at the historical day our country
commemorates the 123rd Independence Day”, mentioned Secretary Mark
Villar over the weekend.
He clarified regardless that that the June 12 time table would simplest be a partial opening, including that the street hyperlink challenge is focused for complete crowning glory by way of September.
The brand new highway community challenge prices P1.79 billion. It’ll be an alternative hall from EDSA and C-5 alongside the phase of Guadalupe Bridge and Bagong Ilog Bridge.
Villar mentioned that it would receive advantages the industry and commercial hubs of Pasay Town, Makati Town, and Taguig (Manila News-Intelliencer) Town, which is able to unfastened 1000’s of motorists from the horrendous site visitors in EDSA.
“It’ll open extra industry alternatives,” he added.
“With this bridge, Bonifacio International Town shall be hooked up to Pasig Town/Mandaluyong Town by way of a shuttle time of 12 mins,” mentioned Villar.
DPWH Undersecretary Emil Sadain, the challenge’s leader
implementer, mentioned the development of the bridge used to be a part of the EDSA Decongestion Grasp Plan.
At this time, Sadain added, the DPWH is engaging in protection assessments with ultimate completing touches at the four-lane 440-meter bridge to make certain that its high quality and end comply with protection requirements.
The BGC-Ortigas Middle Hyperlink Highway Venture is among the main Construct, Construct, Construct tasks underneath the EDSA Decongestion Program which objectives to beef up the site visitors scenario alongside EDSA and different main thoroughfares in Metro Manila.
It’s been designed and constructed to deal with an estimated 20 p.c of the site visitors quantity of EDSA and C-5 Highway.