The Department of Public Works and Highway (DPWH) is targeting to open the Bonifacio Global City (BGC)-Ortigas Bridge on June 12, 2021, the Philippine Independence Day. This P1,793,000,000 infrastructure project is part of the government’s program of decongesting the Epifanio de los Santos Avenue (EDSA)
Like all recently-accomplished road infrastructures, the BGC-Ortigas Bridge shall also reduce usual travel time from both places. From the usual 1-hour drive, motorists coming from BGC can already reach Ortigas or vice versa in just 12-minutes. That’s an improvement to look forward to once the new infrastructure finally opens to the public. As per the DPWH Secretary Mark Villar, "the entrance of the bridge is at Kalayaan (Avenue) and the exit is at Fairlane in Ortigas".
Currently, the bridge is now 81% complete and is targeted to be opened on June 12 as stated by Mark Villar himself. With that, workers and operators have been working hard and trying their best to meet the target date. Notably, it also falls on the same date as the Philippine Independence Day, which should probably make it a more exciting and memorable opening.
Aside from seamlessly connecting the two places and among the other business districts. Traffic congestion on major roads are hoped to be reduced and alleviated because of this project. Major roads like EDSA are expected to decongest more than 10% in volume because of this project. Once completed, the new bridge is expected to cater to around 50,000 vehicles per day.
It appears that 2021 seems to be one of the most progressive years for road works and related infrastructure work. That said, motorists will certainly welcome these developments, as they will surely benefit from the following projects.