Magsaysay Boulevard

Ramon Magsaysay Boulevard, also known simply as Magsaysay Boulevard, is the principal artery of Santa Mesa in Manila, Philippines. It is a six-lane divided roadway that travels east–west from Gregorio Araneta Avenue near the city's border with Quezon City and San Juan to Lacson Avenue and the Nagtahan Interchange, close to the district of San Miguel. The entire length of the boulevard serves as the boundary between Sampaloc in the north and Santa Mesa in the south with the Manila Light Rail Transit System Line 2 running along its median. East of Gregorio Araneta, the road continues as Aurora Boulevard while west of Lacson, it extends as Legarda Street via Legarda Flyover into San Miguel and Quiapo.

Ramon Magsaysay Boulevard
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Magsaysay Boulevard street sign used in Manila
Magsaysay Boulevard
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On the eastbound lanes of Magsaysay Boulevard near Pureza station
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The route of Magsaysay Boulevard in Metro Manila. Magsaysay Boulevard is highlighted in red.
Former name(s)Santa Mesa Boulevard
NamesakeRamon Magsaysay
Length2.2 km (1.4 mi)
Component
highways
LocationManila and Quezon City
West end N140 (A.H. Lacson Avenue / Nagtahan Street) / N180 (Legarda Street) / J.P. Laurel Street in Manila
Major
junctions
East end N130 (Gregorio Araneta Avenue) / N180 (Aurora Boulevard) in Quezon City

The LRT Line 2 has two stations along Magsaysay, namely Pureza and V. Mapa. It is also served by the Santa Mesa railway station near the Polytechnic University of the Philippines campus on Hipodromo and Anonas Streets.

The boulevard was named after the seventh president of the Philippines, Ramon Magsaysay. It was formerly called Santa Mesa Boulevard.[1]

Route descriptionEdit

 
Magsaysay Boulevard at the Pureza Street intersection

Magsaysay Boulevard is an all-divided road that starts as a continuation of Legarda Street past Lacson Avenue. The Manila Line 2 follows wholly the length of the road, with two stations, built above. The road has numerous traffic light intersections and side streets throughout its length. Various major establishments, like the Polytechnic University of the Philippines, Sogo Grand Hotel, and SM City Santa Mesa (formerly named SM Centerpoint), lie around or near the road.

IntersectionsEdit

ProvinceCity/Municipalitykm[2]miDestinationsNotes
Manila4.2052.613  N140 (A.H. Lacson Avenue / Nagtahan Street) / J.P. Laurel StreetNagtahan Interchange; traffic light intersection; continues westward as   N180 (Legarda Street)
East end of Nagtahan Interchange
M. Francisco StreetWestbound only
Valencia StreetEastbound only
M. Dela Rosa StreetWestbound only
Marzan StreetWestbound only
Vicente Cruz StreetWestbound only
De Dios StreetEastbound only
D. Ampil StreetEastbound only
Pureza StreetTraffic light intersection; access to Polytechnic University of the Philippines
Maganda StreetWestbound only
Algeria StreetWestbound only
Fortuna StreetEastbound only
Hipodromo StreetEastbound only
Paltok StreetWestbound only
Philippine National Railways4.935–
5.135
3.066–
3.191
PNR Metro South Commuter Line Overpass
ManilaD. Santiago StreetWestbound only
Altura StreetUnsignaled intersection; access to PNR Santa Mesa Station
Old Santa Mesa StreetTraffic light intersection
Santol StreetTraffic light intersection
Guadalcanal StreetEastbound only
5.8183.615  N183 (Victorino Mapa Street)Traffic light intersection
Hotel Sogo Santa Mesa Access RoadEastbound only; access to Hotel Sogo Santa Mesa
Sociego StreetWestbound only
Baldovino StreetEastbound only
ManilaQuezon City boundaryNorth Manila–Quezon City 2nd boundary
Quezon CitySM City Santa Mesa Access RoadEastbound only; access to SM City Santa Mesa
6.3063.918  N130 (Gregorio Araneta Avenue)Traffic light intersection; continues eastward as   N180 (Aurora Boulevard)
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Sta. Mesa: Manila's northeastern edge". Philippine Star. June 30, 2012. Retrieved October 10, 2013.
  2. ^ "North Manila". 2016 DPWH data. Department of Public Works and Highways. Archived from the original on August 13, 2017. Retrieved August 13, 2017.

Coordinates: 14°36′7″N 121°0′31″E / 14.60194°N 121.00861°E / 14.60194; 121.00861