Ortigas Avenue

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Ortigas Avenue
Looking west towards Ortigas Center from IPI
Route information
Length: 15.5 km (9.6 mi)
Component
highways:
  • R-5 R-5
  • N60 sign (Philippines).svg N60
  • N184
Major junctions
West end: Granada Street and Santolan Road in San Juan
  Asian Highway 26 (N1) sign.svg Epifanio de los Santos Avenue in Quezon City
N11 (Philippines).svg C-5 Road and Dr. Sixto Antonio Avenue in Pasig
Felx Avenue and Bonifacio Avenue in Cainta, Rizal
Manila East Road in Taytay, Rizal
East end: L. Sumulong Memorial Circle in Antipolo
Location
Major cities: San Juan, Mandaluyong, Quezon City and Pasig in Metro Manila and Antipolo in Rizal
Towns: Cainta and Taytay in Rizal
Highway system
Highways | Expressways

The Ortigas Avenue is a 15.5-kilometre (9.6 mi) 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, with more traffic than Epifanio de los Santos Avenue.[citation needed]

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).

Route description[edit]

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.

List of intersections (Eastbound)[edit]

Intersection Location Route description
Santolan Road and Granada Street Intersection San Juan Leads to Santolan Road that passes through San Juan; turning left goes through the Ortigas Center business district, while turning right is towards Aurora Boulevard in Quezon City.
EDSA–Ortigas Interchange Quezon City EDSA goes to Mandaluyong, Makati, and Pasay (Southbound) and Cubao (Northbound). Several landmarks and buildings can be found in this intersection including Robinsons Galleria, the EDSA Shrine and the Blas F. Ople Building housing the Philippine Overseas Employment Agency.
Circumferential Road 5–Ortigas Avenue Interchange. Pasig This intersection goes to Libis, Eastwood City, Marikina City,and other parts in Quezon City (via the northbound lane) and the city of Taguig (via the southbound lane). Frontera Verde and the Christ's Commission Fellowship (CCF) Center are the landmarks here.
Dr. Sixto Antonio Avenue Intersection
Felix Avenue and Bonifacio Avenue (Cainta) Junction Cainta This intersection goes to Pasig and Marikina (via the Felix Avenue Intersection and the Marikina–Infanta Highway). Robinsons Place Cainta is the first Robinsons mall in Rizal province that can be found in this intersection.
Taytay Diversion Road (Manila East Road) (Tikling) Junction Taytay This intersection goes to Laguna Province.[1]
Sumulong Memorial Circle Antipolo This is the eastern terminus of the highway. Left goes to the city proper.

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Coordinates: 14°35′45″N 121°3′17″E / 14.59583°N 121.05472°E / 14.59583; 121.05472