Macapagal Boulevard

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Macapagal Boulevard
Macapagal Boulevard near Entertainment City
Route information
Length: 22.3 km (13.9 mi)
Major junctions
South end: Pacific Avenue in Asia World City
  Epifanio de los Santos Avenue (C-4)
Seaside Drive
Asean Avenue (Solaire Boulevard)
NAIA Road
North end: Jose Diokno Boulevard in CCP Complex
Location
Major cities: Pasay and Parañaque
Highway system
Highways in the Philippines

Macapagal Boulevard is a modern eight-lane road parallel to Roxas Boulevard running from CCP Complex, Pasay to Marina Bay Village in Asia World City, Parañaque in Metro Manila, Philippines. It was named after former President Diosdado Macapagal. It is located in the reclamation areas. This road has 3 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 Complex.

History[edit]

Macapagal Boulevard construction started in 1984 and ended in 1998, the year after Diosdado Macapagal's death in 1997.

Route description[edit]

Macapagal Boulevard commences at the intersection with Jose Diokno Boulevard, an extension of Gil Puyat Avenue in the Cultural Center complex of Pasay where World Trade Center Metro Manila is located. 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 the upcoming Alphaland Bay city and Marina. 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 NAIA Road. The Manila Southwest Integrated Bus Terminal is housed within the Uniwide Coastal Mall grounds at NAIA Road. Macapagal's current southern terminus is Pacific Avenue in Marina Bay Village in Parañaque where most traffic turns left towards the Manila–Cavite Expressway.

Landmarks[edit]

Department of Foreign Affairs–Office of Consular Affairs Building

External links[edit]