Magallanes Interchange

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Magallanes Interchange
Magallanes interchange Makati 2008-09.jpg
The Magallanes Interchange from Magallanes MRT Station. Picture taken on September 2008.
Location
Makati, Metro Manila, Philippines
Coordinates14°32′25.54″N 121°1′0.74″E / 14.5404278°N 121.0168722°E / 14.5404278; 121.0168722Coordinates: 14°32′25.54″N 121°1′0.74″E / 14.5404278°N 121.0168722°E / 14.5404278; 121.0168722
Roads at
junction
Construction
TypeFour-level partial turbine interchange
Opened1975 (1975)
Maintained byDepartment of Public Works and Highways

The Magallanes Interchange is a four-level partial turbine interchange in Makati, Metro Manila, the Philippines, serving as the junction between the South Luzon Expressway (SLEx) and Epifanio de los Santos Avenue (EDSA).[1] It is also an interchange between the 2 train lines of Metro Manila, the MRT-3, which is over EDSA, and the PNR Metro Commuter, beside SLEx.

History[edit]

After the proposal of President Ferdinand Marcos in 1969 of the creation of 6 Circumferential Roads, EDSA (which used to end in Taft Avenue/Manila South Road), was extended to Roxas Boulevard, an Interchange was required to be built between SLEX and EDSA It opened in 1975 under the administration of President Ferdinand Marcos, and is currently one of the busiest intersections in Metro Manila.

Feared Collapse[edit]

The Interchange was poorly designed, however, and in 2010, several pipe leaks was discovered under the interchange, that is why the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority closed down its outer lanes. It was reopened in 2011. [2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Metro Manila 2nd". www.dpwh.gov.ph. Retrieved 2018-11-07.
  2. ^ http://www.mb.com.ph/node/285725/magallane

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