Elliptical Road

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Elliptical Road
QMC Road
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The Elliptical Road in 2015
Location
Quezon City
Roads at
junction:
Route 170 (Commonwealth Avenue)
Visayas Avenue
Route 173 (North Avenue)
Route 170 (Quezon Avenue)
Route 174 (East Avenue)
Kalayaan Avenue
Maharlika Street
Construction
Type: Roundabout
Lanes: 8
Map

The Elliptical Road is a large 2-km Roundabout[1] and Landmark in Quezon City which circumscribes the Quezon Memorial Circle. It was named after its elliptical shape. The spinning in this roundabout is in a counterclockwise direction. The road is divided into 8 lanes, wherein 3 are the main lanes, 4 lanes are for exiting vehicles with one lane for bicycles and pedicabs.

Land Marks and Government Offices[edit]

Junctions[edit]

The Elliptical Road serves as a terminus of 7 major Quezon City thoroughfares, Commonwealth Avenue, Quezon Avenue, North Avenue, East Avenue, Visayas Avenue, Maharlika Street and Kalayaan Avenue.[5]

Commonwealth Avenue[edit]

Is an 18-lane highway that goes to the Holy Spirit, Balara and Batasan Districts of Quezon City. It is also a route heading to Novaliches and Bulacan Province. This is the first junction of the Elliptical Road. Most vehicles on the Elliptical Road comes from this road.

Visayas Avenue[edit]

Is an 8-lane road heading to the Project 6 District. It leads to the Central Avenue, Congressional Avenue, Tandang Sora Avenue, Luzon Avenue and Mindanao Avenue. The Department of Agrarian Reforms and the Department of Agriculture are located near this junction.

North Avenue[edit]

Is an 8-lane thoroughfare leading to the Veterans Memorial Medical Center and the Quezon City Central Business District , where the SM City North EDSA, Eton Centris, Vertis North and the National Government Center are located. This road goes to the northern part of EDSA westward to Monumento, CaMaNaVa area of Manila Bay and Mindanao Avenue bound for NLEX.[6]

Quezon Avenue[edit]

Is an 8-lane highway leading to EDSA, Mabuhay (Welcome) Rotunda and Sampaloc, Manila. The Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife and the Lung Center of the Philippines are located at the opposite corners of this junction.

East Avenue[edit]

Is a 6-lane highway that leads to the East Triangle and EDSA. This road goes to the central parts of EDSA going to Cubao, cities of Mandaluyong, Makati and Pasay. Several hospitals including the Philippine Heart Center, East Avenue Medical Center and National Kidney and Transplant Institute and offices such as, Social Security System, PAGASA Central Office, Land Registration Authority, Land Transportation and Franchising Regulatory Board, Land Transportation Office, and the Central Bank of the Philippines are located along this road.

Maharlika Street[edit]

Elliptical Road-Maharlika Street sign

Is a 2-lane street that leads to Maginhawa Street which is one of the famed food destinations of the city.

Kalayaan Avenue[edit]

Is a 6-lane thoroughfare leading to Kamias, Socorro and Cubao Districts.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Coordinates: 14°38′59″N 121°2′50″E / 14.64972°N 121.04722°E / 14.64972; 121.04722