Some welcome news for motorists in the metro: The Estrella-Pantaleon Bridge renovation project is nearing completion.
Back in July, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) said that the project is on track for its December 2020 completion, but it appears that the timeline has been adjusted. The agency has now shared that the project is 72% complete and is scheduled to open in the second quarter of 2021. No word yet on when exactly when, though.
The project will result in the expansion of the Estrella-Pantaleon Bridge—also known as the Rockwell Bridge—into a two-way, four-lane bridge that is expected to serve 1.3 million cars daily.
Estrella-Pantaleon Bridge: A bigger bridge for better traffic flow
The bridge will span 506.46 meters long and 21.65 meters wide and will have three-meter sidewalks on both sides of the bridge. It will connect Estrella Street in Makati City and Barangka Drive in Mandaluyong City. You can check out the DPWH’s official statement as well as more progress photos of the ongoing construction below:
It’s taking longer than expected, but frankly, we’re just looking forward to seeing both sides of this bridge connect. After all, all infrastructure projects did face several delays due to the current COVID-19 pandemic.
Hopefully, projects like this bridge and the BGC-Ortigas Center Link Road Project will greatly improve traffic in their respective areas once completed and fully operational.