Jose Diokno Boulevard
Jose Diokno Boulevard is a 4.38-kilometre (2.72 mi) long major collector road that runs north-south along the eastern perimeter of the SM Mall of Asia complex and parallel to Macapagal Boulevard in Bay City, Metro Manila, Philippines. It provides access from the Cultural Center of the Philippines Complex (CCP Complex) and Roxas Boulevard north to the shopping and lifestyle hub by the Manila Bay in Pasay. Motorists use the road as a less crowded alternative to Macapagal Boulevard. It also connects to Entertainment City further south in Parañaque.
SM Corporate Offices on Jose Diokno Boulevard at the Mall of Asia Complex
|Length||4.38 km (2.72 mi)|
|North end||Roxas Boulevard and Gil Puyat Avenue in Pasay|
Epifanio de los Santos Avenue
|South end||Pagcor Utility Road (AsiaWorld City) in Parañaque|
The 8-lane median-divided boulevard was formerly known as Bay Boulevard. It was renamed in 2007, including the short extension of Gil Puyat Avenue in CCP Complex which connects it to Roxas Boulevard, after the former Filipino senator, José Wright Diokno. The road was constructed by the Philippine Reclamation Authority and was completed in 2011.
Jose Diokno Boulevard commences at the intersection with Roxas Boulevard by the World Trade Center Metro Manila as a direct continuation of Gil Puyat Avenue from Pasay and Makati. It travels westward for 1.45 kilometres (0.90 mi) between the CCP Complex to the north and Financial Center Pasay to the south, crossing the northern end of Macapagal Boulevard before curving south past the Government Service Insurance System Complex.
The 100-metre (330 ft) Libertad Bridge carries the boulevard across the Libertad Channel, connecting the CCP and GSIS complexes with the SM Central Business Park where it becomes a north-south road running for 1.28 kilometres (0.80 mi) across the SM Mall of Asia complex. This section of the boulevard is dominated by a roundabout with a large globe in the middle, serving as the terminus to Epifanio de los Santos Avenue.
After crossing the Redemptorist Bridge, the boulevard enters Parañaque and the Aseana City and Entertainment City mixed-use developments where Solaire Resort & Casino and City of Dreams Manila are located. It runs for 1.65-kilometre (1.03 mi) from Redemptorist to AsiaWorld City, intersecting with Aseana Avenue, before arriving at its southern terminus at New Seaside Road by the Okada Manila development.
- Boomland (defunct amusement park)
- CCP Open Field
- CITEM (Center for International Trade Expositions and Missions)
- Government Service Insurance System Center
- Manila Bay Home Depot
- Manila Film Center
- Okada Manila
- Philippine Trade Training Center
- SM Mall of Asia
- Solaire Resort & Casino
- World Trade Center Manila