Macapagal Boulevard

Macapagal Boulevard, also known as President Diosdado Macapagal Boulevard and Macapagal Avenue,[2] is an eight-lane road in Metro Manila, Philippines, running parallel to Roxas Boulevard from the Cultural Center of the Philippines Complex in Pasay to Asia World City in Parañaque. It was named after former Philippine President Diosdado Macapagal. This road has three major bridges, crossing the 'channels', of which the largest is the Libertad Channel, where the Libertad Water Pumping Station is situated. Thanks to intersection reconfiguring around EDSA to relieve traffic, Macapagal Boulevard is now often used to access the SM Mall of Asia to the north and Cavite to the south. It is also the main major road in Metro Manila's reclamation area called Bay City.

Macapagal Boulevard
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President Diosdado Macapagal Boulevard
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Macapagal Boulevard near Entertainment City
NamesakeDiosdado Macapagal
TypeTertiary road[1]
Maintained byPhilippine Reclamation Authority[a]
Length5.1 km (3.2 mi)
LocationPasay and Parañaque
North endJose W. Diokno Boulevard in CCP Complex, Pasay
Major
junctions
Epifanio de los Santos Avenue
Bradco Drive
Asean Avenue (Solaire Boulevard)
NAIA Expressway
Seaside Drive
South endPacific Avenue in Don Galo, Parañaque
Construction
Construction start2000
InaugurationApril 5, 2002

Route descriptionEdit

 
Macapagal Boulevard northbound as seen from the NAIA Expressway off-ramp.

Macapagal Boulevard commences at the intersection with Jose W. Diokno Boulevard, the partner highway in Bay City in the Cultural Center of the Philippines Complex in Pasay, where World Trade Center Metro Manila is located. It serves as the logical continuation of Magdalena Jalandoni Street. It heads south across Financial Center consisting of the Philippine National Bank headquarters and the Government Service Insurance System complex, which houses the Philippine Senate. South of the Libertad channel, the boulevard enters Metropolitan Park and the SM Central Business Park, intersecting with Epifanio de los Santos Avenue (EDSA) before entering the Aseana City development, home of the Department of Foreign Affairs–Office of Consular Affairs Building and Ayala Malls Manila Bay. At Asean Avenue, Macapagal traverses the Entertainment City gaming complex with Solaire Resort & Casino and City of Dreams Manila (formerly Belle Grande Manila) dominating this stretch up to Seaside Boulevard, an extension of NAIA Road. Near the Seaside Boulevard junction are the NAIA Expressway ramps that provide access to Ninoy Aquino International Airport and connect it to the Metro Manila Skyway. The Manila Southwest Integrated Bus Terminal is housed within the former Uniwide Coastal Mall grounds at Seaside Boulevard, while the Parañaque Integrated Terminal Exchange is located few meters south. Macapagal's current southern terminus is Pacific Avenue in Marina Baytown East village in Parañaque, where most traffic turns left towards the Manila–Cavite Expressway. It also has a short extension towards the southern edge of Asiaworld, with the Las Piñas–Parañaque Critical Habitat and Ecotourism Area as the terminating vista.

LandmarksEdit

 
Department of Foreign Affairs–Office of Consular Affairs Building

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Philippine Reclamation Authority maintains Macapagal Boulevard's section from the Redemptorist Channel to the abandoned Uniwide Coastal Mall in Parañaque only.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "South Manila". Department of Public Works and Highways. Retrieved November 7, 2020.
  2. ^ a b "PRA, DPWH COMPLETE ROAD REPAIR WORKS IN PARAÑAQUE CITY" (PDF). Philippine Reclamation Authority. January 29, 2021. Retrieved May 14, 2021.

Coordinates: 14°31′44″N 120°59′23″E / 14.52889°N 120.98972°E / 14.52889; 120.98972