Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Secretary Mark A. Villar on Friday, September 17, 2021 checked the progress of the viaduct crossing Kalayaan Avenue, Makati City towards Bonifacio Global City’s 8th Avenue in Taguig City.
Secretary Villar said that the viaduct is the last segment to complete the entire 1.48-kilometer Bonifacio Global City (BGC)-Ortigas Center Road Link Project implemented by DPWH Unified Project Management Office (UPMO) Roads Management Cluster 1.
The DPWH Secretary was accompanied in the inspection activity before its targetted opening this end of the month by Underscretary for UPMO Operations Emil K. Sadain, UPMO RMC 1 Project Director Benjamin A. Bautista, Project Manager Ricarte Mañalac and Project Engineer Emmanuel Regodon, and Engr. Reynaldo Perez of Persan Construction Inc.
“I am grateful for the dedication of our engineers and workers on the ground undertaking round-the-clock construction, rain or shine, to ensure we meet our target opening of the final viaduct segment of BGC-Ortigas Center Road Link Project”, added Secretary Villar.
On orders of Secretary Villar, all efforts are currently underway to finished BGC-Ortigas Center Road Link Project – Phase 2 or the Lawton Avenue to Global City Viaduct this September, said Undersecretary Sadain.
Undersecretary Sadain reported that with the current pace of works coupled with favorable weather condition, we are right-on-track to complete the project which will significantly benefit motorists between the commercial business districts of BGC and Ortigas Center.
The first phase of BGC-Ortigas Center Road Link Project dubbed Kalayaan Bridge was opened in June 12 and now connects Brgy. Sta. Monica, Pasig City and Kalayaan Avenue, Makati City.
This infrastructure flagship project under the build, build, build program will reduce travel time between BGC and Ortigas to just 12 minutes and will be able to help decongest as much as 20 percent traffic volume from the busy Epifano delos Santos Avenue (EDSA) and C-5 Road.