Circumferential Road 5
Circumferential Road 5 (C-5), informally known as the C-5 Road, is a network of roads and bridges that all together form the fifth beltway of Metro Manila in the Philippines. Spanning some 32.5 kilometers (20.2 mi), it connects the cities of Las Piñas, Makati, Parañaque, Pasay, Pasig, Quezon City, Taguig, and Valenzuela.
C-5Circumferential Road 5
|Maintained by the Department of Public Works and Highways,[a] the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority, and NLEX Corporation[b]|
|Length||42.3 km (26.3 mi)|
|Beltway around Metro Manila|
|North end||N1 (MacArthur Highway) in Valenzuela|
|South end||E3 (Manila–Cavite Expressway) in Las Piñas|
|Major cities||Las Piñas, Makati, Parañaque, Pasay, Pasig, Quezon City, Taguig, and Valenzuela|
The route is not yet complete to date, because of certain controversies regarding right of way, but portions of the route are already open for public use. On July 23, 2019, the two segments of the route has been connected together with the completion of the C-5 Southlink Expressway, through a 2.2-kilometer (1.4 mi) flyover over the Skyway and the SLEX in 2019.
C-5 lies parallel to other circumferential roads around Metro Manila, most notably EDSA of C-4, passing through the cities of Valenzuela, Quezon City, Pasig, Makati, Taguig, Pasay, Parañaque, and Las Piñas. The road is divided into several segments.
NLEX Harbor Link ProjectEdit
From MacArthur Highway in Karuhatan, Valenzuela to Smart Connect Interchange, a cloverleaf interchange with the main line of the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX), C-5 is known as NLEX Karuhatan Link or NLEX Segment 9. It is also the first segment of the NLEX Harbor Link project, which connects the NLEX with Port of Manila. The entire 2.4 kilometers (1.5 mi) toll road is designated as a part of C-5 Road.
From the Smart Connect Interchange to a 3-way signalized junction with Mindanao Avenue, C-5 is known as NLEX–Mindanao Avenue Link or NLEX Segment 8.1. The entire 2.7-kilometer (1.7 mi) toll road is designated as a part of C-5 Road.
At the eastern end of NLEX Segment 8.1, C-5 turns southeast and becomes Mindanao Avenue. It is a 10-lane divided carriageway that serves as the main transportation corridor of Barangays Talipapa and Tandang Sora in Quezon City. The 3.5 kilometers (2.2 mi) portion of this 6.7-kilometer (4.2 mi) road from NLEX Segment 8.1 to Congressional Avenue is designated as a portion of C-5.
At the signaled junction with Mindanao Avenue, C-5 turns northeast as the Congressional Avenue, a six-lane divided carriageway that serves as the main east to west transportation corridor of Barangays Bahay Toro, Culiat, Pasong Tamo, and Tandang Sora in Quezon City. It then continues east for 3.9 kilometers (2.4 mi) up to Luzon Avenue.
At the end of Congressional Avenue Extension, C-5 turns south as Luzon Avenue, a 4-lane divided city road between Barangays Culiat and Matandang Balara in Quezon City, for 850 meters (2,790 ft) up to Commonwealth Avenue. The 6-lane Luzon Avenue Flyover carries C-5 across Commonwealth Avenue to connect it with Tandang Sora Avenue.
Tandang Sora AvenueEdit
Southeast of Commonwealth Avenue, C-5 is known as Tandang Sora Avenue. It runs for 1 kilometer (0.62 mi) from Barangay Matandang Balara, going around the University of the Philippines Diliman campus, up to the junction with Magsaysay Avenue.
The original planned route of C-5 included the entire 9.6-kilometer (6.0 mi) road; however, due to the incapacity of the road to carry a large amount of vehicular traffic, only the 1-kilometer (0.62 mi) portion of the road from the Luzon Avenue Flyover to Magsaysay Avenue was designated as a portion of C-5 Road. Furthermore, Tandang Sora Avenue becomes a six-lane divided carriageway shortly after crossing Capitol Hills Drive, 350 meters (1,150 ft) south of the flyover.
After crossing Magsaysay Avenue, C-5 turns south and becomes Katipunan Avenue, a ten-lane divided carriageway that serves as the main transportation corridor of Matandang Balara, Pansol, Loyola Heights, and Project 4 in Quezon City. It heads south for 4.8 kilometers (3.0 mi) until its junction with Bonny Serrano Avenue. Shortly before crossing Bonny Serrano Avenue, a 4-lane divided underpass descends from Katipunan Avenue and traverses underneath Col. Bonny Serrano Avenue and ascends into Libis Flyover, which immediately connects it to E. Rodriguez Jr. Avenue. There is also an access road to the east of Metro Manila via FVR Road in Marikina.
Colonel Bonny Serrano AvenueEdit
C-5 then turns east as Colonel Bonny Serrano Avenue, a four-lane undivided avenue, for 500 meters (1,600 ft) from Katipunan Avenue to Eulogio Rodriguez Jr. Avenue. The Libis Tunnel and Libis Flyover traverse between the avenue's westbound and eastbound lanes.
Eulogio Rodriguez Jr. AvenueEdit
At its junction with Bonny Serrano Avenue and FVR Road, C-5 then turns south as Eulogio Rodriguez Jr. Avenue, a 6.7-kilometer (4.2 mi), 10-lane divided road that serves as the main thoroughfare between Quezon City and Pasig. The entire road from Bonny Serrano Avenue to Pasig Boulevard is designated as a portion of C-5 Road. The road ends in a junction with Pasig Boulevard and continues onto C.P. Garcia Bridge that crosses the Pasig River and eventually becomes Carlos P. Garcia Avenue shortly afterwards. The avenue is named after Eulogio Rodriguez Jr., a former representative and governor of Rizal.
Carlos P. Garcia AvenueEdit
Past the C.P. Garcia Bridge over the Pasig River, C-5 becomes Carlos P. Garcia Avenue. It is a 7.5 kilometres (4.7 mi), fourteen-lane divided road that serves as the main thoroughfare from Makati to Taguig. It passes through a small portion of Makati and continuously passing Taguig, where it then meets the exit ramps to the C-5 Southlink Expressway and the South Luzon Expressway, before ending at the intersection with East Service Road.
C-5 Road ExtensionEdit
Across the South Luzon Expressway, C-5 continues as C-5 Road Extension from West Service Road near Merville Exit of SLEX in Pasay. It traverses south of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport and enters Parañaque. In Barangay Santo Niño, C-5 is briefly known as Kaingin Road, passing by warehouses up to Multinational Avenue. It then curves around Amvel City, crosses Dr. Santos Avenue and Diego Cera Avenue, and ends at its future exit with Manila–Cavite Expressway (CAVITEX) in Las Piñas. The future LRT Line 1 Extension will run along most of the Las Piñas segment of C-5 Road Extension.
Location on the West Valley FaultEdit
Studies conducted by the PHIVOLCS revealed that a large portion of C-5 is built on top of the West Valley Fault. A map of the fault line released on May 18, 2015, shows C-5 in Taguig beside the fault line. The C-5 road is prone to liquefaction.
The proposal for the Metro Manila Arterial Road System was done in the late 1960s. The proposal states of building 10 radial roads and 6 circumferential roads to support the growing vehicular population of Metro Manila.
The Circumferential Road 5 began construction in 1986. Under the power of Republic Act 8224, which was passed on November 6, 1996, the C-5 road was legally known as President Carlos P. Garcia Avenue, honoring the eighth president of the Republic of the Philippines, Carlos P. Garcia.
On July 23, 2007, President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo announced on her State of the Nation Address that C-5 Road will be extended to the north of Metro Manila, from North Luzon Expressway in Quezon City to Navotas and will be extended in the south from South Luzon Expressway in Taguig–Parañaque boundary to Coastal Road in Las Piñas in the southern part of Ninoy Aquino International Airport.
As of June 2010, the NLEX–Mindanao Avenue Link (Segment 8.1) in Valenzuela and Congressional Avenue Extension from Tandang Sora to Luzon Avenues in Quezon City have been opened to all motorists in the North Extension. Carlos P. Garcia Avenue Extension in the South Extension located in Parañaque were also opened.
In March 2015, the NLEX–Karuhatan Link (Segment 9) was opened to all motorists. The opening of the Segment 9 from NLEx to MacArthur Highway in Karuhatan, Valenzuela served as a preparation for the Holy Week season.
At present, the new Luzon Avenue Flyover connecting Tandang Sora and Luzon Avenues across Commonwealth Avenue was opened to all motorists. Prior to the opening of the flyover, the Congressional Avenue Extension from Visayas to Luzon Avenue was opened in 2010 to decongest heavy traffic in Visayas–Tandang Sora Avenue Intersection.
In 2012, the Senate of the Philippines investigated the south extension project where it would pass several of Manny Villar's properties, such as Camella. The original extension, called Manila–Cavite Toll Expressway Project (MCTEP), was already approved by the Senate and would have been made as a toll expressway. The project eventually resurrected as C-5 Southlink Expressway.
NLEX Corporation (formerly Manila North Tollways Corporation) and CAVITEX Infrastructure Inc., submitted a proposal for C-5 Expressway, a 19-kilometer (12 mi) fully elevated expressway that would further decongest the existing C-5 and provide a fully controlled-access route between C-5 Southlink Expressway and NLEX Segment 8.2. The proposed expressway would utilize portions of the existing C-5's right of way between SLEX and Pasig Boulevard, and run above Marikina River from Pasig Boulevard to Luzon Avenue.
Exits and intersectionsEdit
|Taguig||14.1266||8.7779||East Service Road||Southern end|
|E2 (C-5 Southlink Expressway) – Pasay||Southbound exit and northbound entrance. Six-lane tolled flyover to C-5 Extension across SLEX. Also known as C-5 Southlink Expressway Segment 3A-1 |
|E2 / AH26 (SLEX) – Alabang, Batangas||Half-Y interchange. C-5 Exit of SLEX. South end.|
|Bayani Road, Marichu Rodriguez Tiñga Avenue||Half-diamond and half-partial cloverleaf interchange. Access to Libingan ng mga Bayani. Future Southeast Metro Manila Expressway (SEMME) exit.|
|Diego Silang Street||At-grade intersection. No southbound access. Future Southeast Metro Manila Expressway (SEMME) exit.|
|17.000||10.563||Scorpion Street||No northbound entrance. Northbound access via Diego Silang Street/C-5 Service Road. More commonly known as Palar Underpass.|
|Makati||Alligator Street||No Southbound access. Access to Barangay Rizal, Makati.|
|Blue Voz Street||No southbound access. Access to Barangays Rizal and Pembo, Makati.|
|Taguig||Upper McKinley Road||Traffic light intersection. Former half-diamond interchange with no northbound access. Access to McKinley Hill.|
|26th Street, Sampaguita Street, Target Street (Makati)||Diamond interchange. Access to Market! Market!, Bonifacio Global City, and Barangay Pembo (Makati).|
|Market-Market Service Road||Southbound exit only. Access to Market! Market! And BGC Bus Market! Market! Bus Station.|
|32nd Street||Directional T interchange. No northbound exit. Access to Bonifacio Global City.|
|Makati||N190 (Kalayaan Avenue)||C-5-Kalayaan Interchange. Former traffic light intersection. Access to Kalayaan Avenue westbound from C-5 northbound via elevated U-turn slot. Access to Kalayaan Avenue eastbound from C-5 southbound via elevated U-turn slot.|
|Pasig River||20.418||12.687||C.P. Garcia Bridge|
|Pasig||South end of Bagong Ilog Flyover. South end of E. Rodriguez Jr. Avenue segment.|
|N141 (Pasig Boulevard) / Maximo Flores Street||Traffic light intersection for southbound at-grade only. No left turn and U-turn from C-5 southbound. Route number on at-grade changes from N11 to N141.|
|N142 (Pasig Boulevard Extension)||Traffic light at-grade intersection|
|Canley Road||Southbound at-grade intersection. No northbound access.|
|14.1285||8.7790||North end of Bagong Ilog Flyover|
(Route number on at-grade changes from N141 to N11.)
|R. Lanuza Avenue||Traffic light intersection. Access to PhilSports Arena.|
|Northbound only. Access to Dr. Sixto Antonio Avenue via P. Conducto Street.|
|Julia Vargas Avenue||Traffic light intersection. Access to SM Center Pasig, Tiendesitas, and Ortigas Center.|
|Eagle Drive||Northbound entry only|
|South end of Ortigas Flyover|
|N60 (Ortigas Avenue)||C-5-Ortigas Interchange. Traffic light intersection at grade. No left turns from northbound. Access to C-5 southbound either through flyover ramp or traffic light intersection.|
|North end of Ortigas Flyover|
|Greenmeadows Avenue||Traffic light intersection|
|Calle Industria||Traffic light intersection|
|Eastwood Drive||Traffic light intersection. Access to Eastwood City.|
|South end of Libis Flyover|
|14.234||8.845||C-5 Access Road||Exit only for C-5 northbound. Entrance to C-5 southbound and northbound. North end of E. Rodriguez Jr. Avenue segment. East end of Bonny Serrano Avenue segment.|
|West end of Libis Flyover|
|East end of Libis Tunnel|
|11.975||7.441||N185 (Bonny Serrano Avenue) / Katipunan Avenue||Traffic light intersection. West end of Bonny Serrano Avenue segment. South end of Katipunan Avenue segment.|
|North end of Libis Tunnel|
|P. Tuazon Boulevard, Major S. Dizon Street||No left turns. Right-in/right-out for northbound intersection.|
|South end of Katipunan Flyover|
|N59 (Aurora Boulevard/Marcos Highway)||Left turn and right turn from southbound service road. Right turn only from northbound service road.|
|Xavierville Avenue||Accessible from Katipunan Flyover southbound service road only|
|North end of Katipunan Flyover|
|Carlos P. Garcia Avenue||Traffic light intersection. Route number change from N11 to N129.|
|Magsaysay Avenue||Gated access to the University of the Philippines Diliman. No left turns to Katipunan Avenue northbound.|
|15.743||9.782||Tandang Sora Avenue||Southbound access only. North end of Katipunan Avenue segment.|
|South end of Luzon Avenue Flyover|
|N170 (Commonwealth Avenue)||Ramps with U-turns|
|North end of Luzon Avenue Flyover|
|Luzon Avenue||North end of Luzon Avenue segment. West end of Congressional Avenue segment.|
|Tandang Sora Avenue||Access via U-turn slots from opposite directions|
|Visayas Avenue||Traffic light intersection|
|N129 (Congressional Avenue) / N128 (Mindanao Avenue)||Traffic light intersection. West end of Congressional Avenue segment. South end of Mindanao Avenue segment. Route number changes from N129 to N128.|
|Road 20, Road 20 Extension||Accessible via U-turn slot from opposite directions|
|Tandang Sora Avenue||Accessible via U-turn slot from opposite directions. Access to St. James College of Quezon City|
|South end of Mindanao Avenue Underpass|
|N127 (Quirino Highway)||Traffic light intersection|
|North end of Mindanao Avenue Underpass|
|Valenzuela||N128 (Mindanao Avenue)||North end of Mindanao Avenue section|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi|
NLEX Mindanao Avenue & Karuhatan LinkEdit
The entire route will be located in Valenzuela. The kilometer count, which would be shown here in its approximate values, increments east and west of Smart Connect Interchange as it branches off NLEX Main.
|15.9||9.9||Mindanao Avenue||N128 (Mindanao Avenue) – Quezon City||Eastern end of expressway; link to the future NLEX Segment 8.2|
|15.39||9.56||Mindanao toll plaza (westbound only)|
|15.29||9.50||Mindanao toll plaza expansion (westbound only; exclusively for Class 1)|
|13||8.1||Smart Connect Interchange||E1 / AH26 (NLEX Main) – Balintawak, Tarlac||Cloverleaf interchange with collector lanes; kilometer count reverses|
|14.71||9.14||Parada||Westbound exit only|
|15.00||9.32||Gen. T. De Leon||Eastbound exit only|
|16.15||10.04||Karuhatan toll plaza (eastbound only)|
|16.2||10.1||Karuhatan||N1 (MacArthur Highway) – Karuhatan||Diamond interchange; northern end of C-5; continues west as E5 (NLEX Harbor Link)|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi|
|Las Piñas||E3 (CAVITEX) – Manila||Right-in/right-out interchange. Entry to CAVITEx only. Western end of C-5 Extension.|
|N62 (P. Diego Cera Avenue)||At-grade intersection|
|Fruto Santos Avenue||At-grade intersection|
|Naga Road||At-grade intersection|
|Parañaque||South end of Sucat Flyover|
|N63 (Dr. A. Santos Avenue)||Eastbound exit and westbound entrance. Access to SM City Sucat.|
|Old Sucat Road||Westbound exit and eastbound entrance. Access to Amvel City and Dr. A. Santos Avenue.|
|North end of Sucat Flyover|
|Amvel City||Partial cloverleaf interchange. Access to N195 (Ninoy Aquino Avenue).|
|Multinational Avenue||Traffic light intersection. Serves Multinational Village. This is known for infamously causing severe heavy traffic during rush hours.|
|E. Rodriguez Avenue||At-grade intersection. Future interchange with CAVITEX–C-5 Southlink Expressway|
|Pasay||Moonwalk Access Road||At-grade intersection, and right-in/right out interchange.|
|Neil Armstrong Avenue||At-grade intersection. Also known as Moonwalk Exit due to its gated accessibility into Moonwalk Village.|
|E2 (C-5 Southlink Expressway) – Taguig||Eastbound exit and westbound entrance. Also known as C-5 Southlink Expressway Segment 3A1 |
|West Service Road||At-grade intersection. Eastern end of C-5 Extension.|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi|
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