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Everything You Need to Know About the BGC-Ortigas Center Road Link

It's expected to cut travel time between the two districts to 11 minutes.
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Two hours from Taguig City to Pasig City? We all know it's possible! The two cities might be next to each other (with Pateros all cozy in between) but extreme congestion can make traveling between the two areas absolute hell. We might just have hope, though: The upcoming Bonifacio Global City to Ortigas Center Road Link Project is expected to cut travel-time between the two business districts to just 11 minutes once it's completed in 2021, said Department of Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark Villar.

As of February 7, the project was nearly halfway done at 45% percent. Once fully operational, it will serve as an alternate route for motorists currently depending on the usually congested EDSA and C-5 thoroughfares. Arguably the most exciting part of the project is the four-lane bridge stretching over Pasig River—which is already shaping up. It will connect Lawton Avenue in Makati City with Sta. Monica Street in Pasig City, according to a statement by the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH).

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This new bridge will supplement the already existing Guadalupe Bridge along EDSA and the Bagong Ilog Bridge along C-5, giving motorists one more option for crossing the Pasig River.

Aside from the new bridge, the P1.6 billion project includes the rehabilitation and widening of the Brixton and Fairlane streets in Pasig City, presumably to accommodate the flow of traffic the link will bring. A 565-meter viaduct will also traverse Lawton Avenue to the entrance of Bonifacio Global City.

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This story originally appeared on Spot.ph.

* Minor edits have been made by the Esquiremag.ph editors.

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