Traffic in Metro Manila is expected to ease further once the Estrella-Pantaleon Bridge opens in July, the Department of Public Works and Highways said.
According to the DPWH, the bridge, which will connect business districts Mandaluyong and Makati, is already 93 percent complete.
Once operational, the four-lane pathway will further decongest the Epifanio de Los Santos Avenue (EDSA), which is notorious for its ‘Carmageddon.’
On June 18, DPWH Secretary Mark Villar, Bases Conversion Development Authority (BCDA) President & CEO Sec. Vince Dizon, and Department of Transportation (DOTr) Sec. Art Tugade conducted an inspection of the 560-meter bridge.
Apart from this, the group also discussed other projects nearing completion, which will significantly improve the state of traffic in the metro, which included the Binondo-Intramuros Bridge.
According to Villar, the Binondo-Intramuros Bridge is also nearing completion.
Just recently, DPWH opened the Sta. Monica-Lawton Bridge, now called Kalayaan Bridge, a part of the bigger BGC-Ortigas Center Link Road Project.
Once these bridges are fully operational, DPWH expects the state of traffic in EDSA and C5 to decongest by 20 percent and 10 percent, respectively.
Initially, the Estrella-Pantaleon Bridge was scheduled for a June 2021 opening, however, it was delayed to July.
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