Aurora Boulevard is a four-to-ten lane major thoroughfare in Quezon City and San Juan in Metro Manila, Philippines. It was named after Doña Aurora Quezon, the consort of Commonwealth President Manuel Luis Quezon. It is one of the major roads in the commercial district of Araneta Center in Cubao. Line 2 runs over the road.
San Juan Road
The route of Aurora Boulevard in Metro Manila. Aurora Boulevard is highlighted in red.
Aurora Boulevard in Araneta Center, Cubao, Quezon City
|West end||N130 (Gregorio Araneta Avenue) / N180 (Magsaysay Boulevard)|
|East end||N59 (Marikina–Infanta Highway) in Quezon City–Marikina boundary|
|Major cities||Quezon City, San Juan|
|Roads in the Philippines|
A road from Katipunan Avenue to EDSA (Epifanio de los Santos Avenue), called Calle Quezon, was built in 1900. The section from EDSA to Gilmore Avenue had been renamed San Juan Road or Highway 55. In 1910 the Boulevard was extended to Infanta, Quezon as the Marikina Infanta Highway. The portion from Gilmore to Dewey Boulevard, named Marikina-Ermita Avenue in 1955, was later reclaimed as Legarda Street, Recto Avenue and Magsaysay Boulevard.
The western terminus was extended to Gregorio Araneta Avenue and the highway was renamed Aurora Boulevard in 1963 to honor former First Lady Aurora Quezon, the assassinated consort of President Manuel Quezon. Magnolia Ice Cream House ice cream parlour and factory, was located at the corner of Aurora boulevard and Hemady street (now occupied by Robinsons Magnolia).
Aurora Boulevard is divided into two routes, the Araneta Avenue to EDSA, and EDSA to Katipunan Avenue/C-5. Most of the road is a 4-lane dual carriageway, with Line 2 having six stations above ground, while one (the Katipunan station) is located underground.
Aurora Boulevard starts as a physical extension of Ramon Magsaysay Boulevard past Araneta Avenue near the Manila-Quezon City boundary. It then enters San Juan and forms part of its northern boundaries. It then enters New Manila, Quezon City, crossing Ermitaño Creek near Broadway Centrum. It then intersects Gilmore Avenue, Balete Drive, and E. Rodriguez Sr. Avenue, before it comes to EDSA.
Past EDSA, it passes near Araneta Center in Cubao. The road continues eastward through barangays Silangan, Quirino 3-A and Duyan-Duyan, until it ends at Katipunan Avenue (C-5) near the Quezon City-Marikina boundary. Aurora Boulevard continues eastward to Cainta and Antipolo in Rizal as Marcos Highway.
|Quezon City||N130 (Gregorio Araneta Avenue)||Traffic light intersection. Continues westward to Santa Mesa as Magsaysay Boulevard|
|Quezon City–San Juan boundary||Lambingan Bridge over San Juan River|
|San Juan||H. Lozada Street||Traffic light intersection.|
|J. Ruiz Street||Unsignaled intersection.|
|F. Santos Street.||Eastbound only.|
|San Juan–Quezon City boundary||Ermitaño Bridge over Ermitaño Creek|
|Quezon City||Broadway Avenue / Valencia Street||Traffic light intersection. Access to Broadway Centrum.|
|N184 (Gilmore Avenue)||Traffic light intersection. Access to Greenhills Shopping Center and St. Paul University.|
|Doña Hemady Street||Traffic light intersection.|
|Robinsons Magnolia Access Road||Eastbound only. Access to Robinsons Magnolia.|
|Balete Drive||Traffic light intersection.|
|Seattle Street||Traffic light intersection.|
|Betty Go-Belmonte Street||Unsignaled intersection.|
|N. Domingo Street||Eastbound only. Unsignaled intersection.|
|West end of E. Rodriguez Sr. Avenue Interchange|
|Eulogio Rodriguez Sr. Avenue||No eastbound access.|
|East end of E. Rodriguez Sr. Avenue Interchange|
|N1 (EDSA)||Traffic light intersection.|
|General Santos Street||Eastbound only. Access to Araneta Center.|
|General Araneta Street / Annapolis Street||Unsignaled intersection. Access to Araneta Center.|
|General Aguinaldo Avenue / Imperial Street||Traffic light intersection. Access to Araneta Center.|
|Times Square Avenue / Cambridge Street||Traffic light intersection.|
|Oxford Street||Westbound only.|
|General Romulo Avenue / Yale Street||Traffic light intersection. General Romulo Avenue leads to Araneta Center.|
|Stanford Street||Eastbound/westbound access only. Access from opposite directions via U-turn slots.|
|15th Avenue||Traffic light intersection.|
|20th Avenue||Eastbound only. Traffic light intersection.|
|Ermin Garcia Street||Westbound only.|
|Anonas Street||Westbound only. Traffic light intersection.|
|F. Castillo Street||Eastbound only. Traffic light intersection.|
|Supa Street / J.P. Rizal Street||Traffic light intersection. No traffic lights to and from Supa Street.|
|Emerald Street||Eastbound only. Access to Villa Aurora.|
|N11 (Carlos P. Garcia Avenue)||Traffic light intersection. Continues eastward to Antipolo as Marikina–Infanta Highway|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi|
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