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Kalayaan Bridge Opens on Independence Day

To shorten travel time between BCG and Ortigas
by Erwin Colcol
Jun 13, 2021
Photo/s: DOTr/Facebook

Authorities have formally opened the new Kalayaan Bridge at Sta. Monica-Lawton area which is expected to shorten travel time between Bonifacio Global City and Ortigas.

Transport Secretary Arthur Tugade on Saturday led the opening of the project, which is a four-lane bridge across Pasig River connecting Lawton Avenue in Makati to Sta. Monica in Pasig.

It also involved the construction of a two-lane viaduct traversing Lawton Avenue to the entrance of BGC and the rehabilitation and widening of Brixton corner Reliance Street to Fairlane Street.

The project will serve as a quick access between BGC and Ortigas, cutting travel time to 12 minutes from the usual one hour. It is also seen to reduce traffic volume on EDSA and C5 by 20%.

The project is set to fully open on Sept. 28 this year.

Among those who attended the opening ceremony are DPWH Sec. Mark Villar, BCDA president and CEO Vince Dizon, MMDA Chairman Benhur Abalos, Makati City Mayor Abi Binay, Taguig City Mayor Lino Cayetano, and Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto.



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