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Ortigas Avenue is a 15.5 km highway traversing through the eastern part of Metro Manila and the western part of Rizal province. It is one of the busiest highways in Metro Manila.

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Ortigas Avenue
Looking west towards Ortigas Center from IPI
Route information
Length15.5 km (9.6 mi)
Component
highways
  • R-5 R-5 from C-5 to Manila East Road
  • N60 from EDSA to L. Sumulong Memorial Circle
  • N184 from Santolan Road to EDSA
Major junctions
West endGranada Street and Bonny Serrano Avenue in San Juan
 
East end N600 (L. Sumulong Memorial Circle) in Antipolo
Location
Major citiesSan Juan, Mandaluyong, Quezon City and Pasig in Metro Manila and Antipolo in Rizal
TownsCainta and Taytay in Rizal
Highway system
Roads in the Philippines

The western terminus of the highway is at San Juan City. The highway then traverses through Ortigas Center and along the cities of Mandaluyong, Quezon City and Pasig, followed by the municipalities of Cainta and Taytay, ending in the city of Antipolo.

The portion of Ortigas Avenue from Eulogio Rodriguez Jr. Avenue (C-5) in Ugong to Taytay Diversion Road in Taytay is designated as a component of Radial Road 5 (R-5).

Contents

Route descriptionEdit

 
View of the avenue east towards Cainta from Rosario pedestrian overpass

Ortigas Avenue starts as a physical continuation of Granada Street past Bonny Serrano Avenue in Quezon City. It then passes Greenhills Shopping Center, San Juan and the back of Wack Wack Golf and Country Club. It crosses EDSA at the EDSA-Ortigas Interchange and runs through Ortigas Center, making a slight curve on Meralco Avenue. The avenue soon cuts through Ugong enters Pasig and crosses Circumferential Road 5 at the C5-Ortigas Interchange. Past C-5-Ortigas Interchange, it is called Ortigas Avenue Extension. It soon crosses Marikina River and Manggahan Floodway, partially becomes a single carriageway and changing back into a dual carriageway, and then enters Cainta, Rizal past SM City East Ortigas (formerly Ever Gotesco Ortigas). It crosses A. Bonifacio and Imelda Avenue at Cainta Junction, the original starting point of Manila East Road. Then it continues to Antipolo and passes over the Kaytikling Junction with Taytay Diversion Road to Manila East Road. Past Kaytikling, it follows a winding route to Antipolo, passing through some residential subdivisions before it ends at L. Sumulong Memorial Circle near Rizal Provincial Capitol. It then continues to downtown Antipolo as P. Oliveros Street, which ends near the Shrine of Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage.

IntersectionsEdit

ProvinceCity/Municipalitykm[1]miDestinationsNotes
Quezon City00.0Bonny Serrano AvenueTraffic light intersection. Continues west as Granada Avenue
San Juan1.20.75Wilson StreetTraffic light intersection.
1.40.87Connecticut StreetTraffic light intersection.
Quezon City2.61.6   N1 (EDSA) / AH26EDSA–Ortigas Interchange. Traffic light intersection below interchange. Route number change from N184 to N60.
31.9ADB AvenueTraffic light intersection.
Pasig3.42.1Meralco AvenueTraffic light intersection.
4.22.6Lanuza StreetTraffic light intersection.
4.32.7Greenmeadows DriveTraffic light intersection.
5.13.2  N11 (E. Rodriguez Jr. Avenue)C−5–Ortigas Interchange. Traffic light intersection under interchange.
5.43.4Rosario Bridge (over Marikina River)
5.63.5Dr. Sixto Antonio AvenueLeft turns from westbound provided by U-turn under Rosario Bridge.
5.83.6Amang Rodriguez AvenueRight-in, right out. Left turns via U-turn slots.
6.23.9C. Raymundo Avenue, Tramo StreetLeft turns provided by U-turn locations.
6.33.9West Bank RoadEastbound exit and westbound entrance. U-turn location used for left turns from Sixto Antonio and C. Raymundo intersections.
6.54.0Ortigas Bridge (over Manggahan Floodway)
6.74.2East Bank RoadWestbound exit and eastbound entrance.
RizalCainta8.95.5  N601 (Andres Bonifacio Avenue), Imelda AvenueCainta Crossing. Traffic light intersection.
9.96.2Sunset DriveTraffic light intersection.
10.26.3ROTC Hunters Drive
10.56.5General A. Ricarte Street, Don Celso Tuason StreetTraffic light intersection.
Taytay11.37.0E. Rodriguez AvenueTraffic light intersection.
12.17.5Taytay Diversion Road, L. Wood Street
Antipolo15.59.6Sen L. Sumulong Memorial CircleEastern terminus.
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

NameEdit

The street is named after the Prominent Lawyer and Businessman during the American Era, Don Francisco Emilio Barcinas Ortigas Sr. (1875–1935), who was popularly known as "Don Paco". [2][3][4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Rizal 1st". 2017 Road Atlas. Department of Public Works and Highways. Retrieved August 2, 2018.
  2. ^ https://www.geni.com/people/Francisco-Emilio-Ortigas/6000000072027643798
  3. ^ https://www.townandcountry.ph/people/heritage/who-are-the-most-generous-enduring-families-of-the-philippines-a1590-20161104-lfrm2
  4. ^ http://www.bworldonline.com/content.php?section=Opinion&title=the-men-behind-heneral-luna&id=128720

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