MANILA – The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) will open the Bonifacio Global City (BGC)-Ortigas Bridge on June 12.
“Our target opening is on June 12, Independence Day. Motorists will be able to use the bridge next month,” DPWH Secretary Mark Villar said in a video posted on Facebook during his inspection of the project on Thursday.
The bridge will link the BGC and Ortigas business districts and will reduce travel time from the usual one hour to just 12 minutes.
He added that the bridge is now 81 percent complete.
“The entrance of the bridge is at Kalayaan (Avenue) and the exit is at Fairlane in Ortigas,” he added.
Once completed, it is expected to cater to around 50,000 vehicles per day.
“Next month on Independence Day, watch out for the delivery, the opening of the BGC-Ortigas Pasig Bridge,” Villar said.
The PHP1.793-billion infrastructure project is part of the government program to decongest Epifanio de los Santos Avenue (Edsa). (PNA)