The Department of Transportation said it expects partial operations of the elevated walkway along Epifanio de los Santos Avenue (EDSA) by December this year.
In a virtual briefing, Mark Steven C.Pastor, assistant secretary for Road Transport and Infrastructure said the ground breaking for the P8.78 billion EDSA Greenways Project Phase 1 is scheduled by April this year.
Pastor said the project will be partially operational by December 2021 and target full operations in February 2023.
The project aims to improve the pedestrian environment in Balintawak, Cubao, Guadalupe, and Taft mass transit stations along EDSA, a major artery in Metro Manila.
The project will build or improve a total of 5 kilometers of covered elevated walkways around the four stations.
The DOTr said the project will benefit 1.10 million daily pedestrians in 2023 and 1.23 million daily pedestrians in year 2051.