Gregorio Araneta Avenue

Gregorio Araneta Avenue is a suburban arterial road in the Santa Mesa Heights area of Quezon City, northeastern Metro Manila, Philippines. It is a 6- to 8-lane divided avenue designated as part of Circumferential Road 3 (C-3) and physical continuation of Sergeant Rivera Street which travels from Santo Domingo Avenue at its north end near Balintawak in Quezon City, and meets N. Domingo Street in the south in San Juan near the border with Santa Mesa, Manila. En route, it intersects with Del Monte Avenue, Quezon Avenue, Eulogio Rodriguez Sr. Avenue and Magsaysay-Aurora Boulevard passing through barangays Balingasa, Manresa, Masambong, Sienna, Santo Domingo, Talayan, Tatalon, Santol, and Doña Imelda in Quezon City and Progreso in San Juan.

Gregorio Araneta Avenue
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Gregorio Araneta Avenue near the Calamba Street intersection, before the construction of the Skyway Stage 3.
NamesakeGregorio S. Araneta
Maintained byDepartment of Public Works and Highways
Length5.3 km (3.3 mi)
Component
highways
LocationQuezon City and San Juan
North end N130 (Sgt. Rivera Avenue) / Santo Domingo Avenue in Quezon City
Major
junctions
South endN. Domingo Street in San Juan

The avenue lies in a flood-prone zone in close proximity to the San Francisco del Monte and San Juan Rivers. It was named after lawyer and landowner Gregorio S. Araneta who owned the Santa Mesa Heights Subdivision on which the avenue was built.[1]

A man-made waterway median runs through the middle of the road, that momentarily terminates in the Del Monte Avenue intersection, and continues immediately, terminating before the Quezon Avenue intersection. As a result of the Skyway Stage 3 project, parts of the waterway median will be converted into a closed culvert and will become a part of the passable road.

Gregorio Araneta Avenue with the under-construction Skyway Stage 3 as of September 2019

The Metro Manila Skyway Stage 3 traverses almost the entire length of the road, starting from Sergeant Rivera Avenue down to San Juan River.

Funeral rowEdit

Gregorio Araneta Avenue is best known as the location of some of the biggest funeral parlors in the metropolis. These are the Arlington Memorial Chapels, La Funeraria Paz, Ascension Columbary, Cosmopolitan, Nacional Memorial Homes, and the Sanctuarium (formerly Capitol Memorial). The oldest is Funeraria Nacional which moved to Gregorio Araneta from its old address in downtown Avenida Rizal in 1968. It was followed by La Funeraria Paz in the 1970s and Arlington, which converted the old Thomas Jefferson Library on the avenue into a funeral facility, in 1985.[2]

Automated Trash RakeEdit

In 2014, the Department of Science and Technology built an automated garbage rake in the intersection of Araneta Avenue and Mauban Street, functioning as a cleaning facility for the river, in response to the perennial flooding and garbage problems in the area. Garbage trucks regularly collected garbages that were captured from the river, as well as those dumped nearby.[3]

IntersectionsEdit

ProvinceCity/MunicipalitykmmiDestinationsNotes
Quezon CitySanto Domingo AvenueContinues west as   N130 (Sergeant Rivera Avenue)
Valentin Ventura StreetNorthbound only
Mauban StreetUnsignaled intersection. Former construction depot site for the Skyway segment when the intersection was closed off.
G. Roxas StreetSouthbound only
Del Monte AvenueTraffic light intersection. Access to Siena College, San Francisco del Monte district, and A. Bonifacio Avenue.
Norberto S. Amoranto Sr. (Retiro) Avenue / C. Adan StreetTraffic light intersection. Access to La Loma district and the districts of Sampaloc and Santa Cruz in Manila.
Calamba StreetOpposite segments accessible through nearby roads.
SkywaySkyway-Quezon Avenue Exit. Southbound entrance.[4]
Maria Clara StreetUnsignaled intersection
SkywaySkyway-Quezon Avenue Exit. Northbound exit.[4]
P. Florentino StreetOpposite segments accessible through nearby roads.
  N170 (Quezon Avenue)Traffic light intersection.
Agno Street ExtensionOpposite segments accessible through nearby roads.
ROTC Hunters StreetNorthbound only
SkywaySkyway-Quezon Avenue Exit. Southbound exit and northbound entrance.[4]
Kaliraya RoadUnsignaled intersection
Victory AvenueUnsignaled intersection
Kitanlad StreetSouthbound only
E. Rodriguez Sr. AvenueTraffic light intersection, No left turns and no U-turns; U-Turn slot located ahead.
Kapiligan StreetNorthbound only
Tomas Arguelles StreetSouthbound only
SkywaySkyway-E. Rodriguez off-ramp. Southbound entrance.[5]
Bayani StreetTraffic light intersection
Baloy StreetUnsignaled intersection
Landargun StreetUnsignaled intersection
Tamar StreetSouthbound only. Fenced-off entry.
Palanza StreetTraffic light intersection
SkywaySkyway-E. Rodriguez on-ramp. Future northbound exit.[6]
  N180 (Magsaysay Boulevard/Aurora Boulevard)Southern terminus of N130; change to unnumbered route.[7] No left turns from Magsaysay Boulevard eastbound; instead served by a U-Turn slot.
Quezon CitySan Juan boundarySan Juan-Santa Mesa Bridge over San Juan River
San JuanSkywaySkyway-Aurora Boulevard on-ramp. Future northbound exit[8]
Nicanor Domingo StreetSouthern terminus. Access to Santa Mesa in Manila, New Manila and Cubao in Quezon City, and Mandaluyong.
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ History and Important Events of Sta. Teresita Parish published by the National Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes in Quezon City. Retrieved December 19, 2013.
  2. ^ QC's Araneta Avenue: Showcase strip for the Filipino 'burol' published by the Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved December 19, 2013.
  3. ^ http://quezoncity.gov.ph/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1501:dost-turns-over-automatic-trash-rake-facility-to-qc-lgu&catid=1:latest-news&Itemid=362
  4. ^ a b c Grecia, Leandre (December 29, 2020). "Here are all the entry and exit points of the partially opened Skyway Stage 3". TopGear Philippines.
  5. ^ "San Miguel opens 2 new ramps of Skyway 3". ABS-CBN News. February 11, 2021.
  6. ^ Metro Manila Skyway Stage 3 update as of March 2020. March 7, 2020. Retrieved May 21, 2020.
  7. ^ "NCR". Department of Public Works and Highways. Retrieved May 25, 2020.
  8. ^ Pornelos, Vince (September 5, 2019). "Here's your first look at the Quezon City segment of Skyway Stage 3". Autoindustriya.com. Retrieved May 17, 2020.

Coordinates: 14°36′54″N 121°1′0″E / 14.61500°N 121.01667°E / 14.61500; 121.01667