Jose Diokno Boulevard

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Jose Diokno Boulevard
Bay Boulevard
Bay City - Diokno Bvd., Mall of Asia complex (Pasay)(2018-08-25).jpg
SM Corporate Offices on Jose Diokno Boulevard at the Mall of Asia Complex
Length4.38 km (2.72 mi)
LocationMetro Manila
North endRoxas Boulevard and Gil Puyat Avenue in Pasay
Major
junctions
Macapagal Boulevard
Seaside Boulevard
Epifanio de los Santos Avenue
Coral Way
Bradco Avenue
Aseana Avenue
South endPagcor Utility Road (AsiaWorld City) in Parañaque

Jose Diokno Boulevard is a 4.38-kilometre (2.72 mi) long major collector road that runs north-south along the eastern perimeter of the SM Mall of Asia complex and parallel to Macapagal Boulevard in Bay City, Metro Manila, Philippines. It provides access from the Cultural Center of the Philippines Complex (CCP Complex) and Roxas Boulevard north to the shopping and lifestyle hub by the Manila Bay in Pasay. Motorists use the road as a less crowded alternative to Macapagal Boulevard. It also connects to Entertainment City further south in Parañaque.

The 8-lane median-divided boulevard was formerly known as Bay Boulevard. It was renamed in 2007, including the short extension of Gil Puyat Avenue in CCP Complex which connects it to Roxas Boulevard, after the former Filipino senator, José Wright Diokno.[1] The road was constructed by the Philippine Reclamation Authority and was completed in 2011.[2]

Route description[edit]

On the southbound lane of Jose Diokno Boulevard looking towards Entertainment City
Jose Diokno Boulevard, at the intersection of Coral Way

Jose Diokno Boulevard commences at the intersection with Roxas Boulevard by the World Trade Center Metro Manila as a direct continuation of Gil Puyat Avenue from Pasay and Makati. It travels westward for 1.45 kilometres (0.90 mi) between the CCP Complex to the north and Financial Center Pasay to the south, crossing the northern end of Macapagal Boulevard before curving south past the Government Service Insurance System Complex.

The 100-metre (330 ft) Libertad Bridge carries the boulevard across the Libertad Channel, connecting the CCP and GSIS complexes with the SM Central Business Park where it becomes a north-south road running for 1.28 kilometres (0.80 mi) across the SM Mall of Asia complex. This section of the boulevard is dominated by a roundabout with a large globe in the middle, serving as the terminus to Epifanio de los Santos Avenue.

After crossing the Redemptorist Bridge, the boulevard enters Parañaque and the Aseana City and Entertainment City mixed-use developments where Solaire Resort & Casino and City of Dreams Manila are located. It runs for 1.65-kilometre (1.03 mi) from Redemptorist to AsiaWorld City, intersecting with Aseana Avenue, before arriving at its southern terminus at New Seaside Road by the Okada Manila development.

Landmarks[edit]

SM Mall of Asia's Globe Rotunda at the intersection with EDSA

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Republic Act No. 9468" (PDF). Senate of the Philippines. Retrieved 14 August 2015.
  2. ^ "Land Development". Philippine Reclamation Authority. 14 August 2015.

Coordinates: 14°32′30″N 120°58′59″E / 14.54167°N 120.98306°E / 14.54167; 120.98306