Elliptical Road
The Elliptical Road in 2023
Quezon City, Metro Manila
Coordinates14°39′05″N 121°02′58″E / 14.651489°N 121.049309°E / 14.651489; 121.049309
Roads at
N170 (Commonwealth Avenue)
Visayas Avenue
N173 (North Avenue)
N170 (Quezon Avenue)
N174 (East Avenue)
Kalayaan Avenue
Maharlika Street
Maintained byDepartment of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) - Quezon City 2nd District Engineering Office[1]

The Elliptical Road is a 1.98-kilometer (1.23 mi) roundabout[1] in Quezon City which circumscribes the Quezon Memorial Circle, a large park. 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.[2]

This area of Quezon City is called "PHILCOA", after the Philippine Coconut Authority or PHILCOA, one of the government agencies headquartered there.


The earliest known plan involving the roundabout is seen on the first version of Frost Plan, the original urban plan for Quezon City, approved in 1941.[3][4] It is located northeast of the formerly proposed 400-hectare (990-acre) Diliman Quadrangle within the former Diliman Estate also known as Hacienda de Tuason, purchased by the Philippine Commonwealth government in 1939 as the new capital to replace Manila.[5] It was originally planned to circumscribe the National Capitol grounds that would have housed the Philippine Legislature.[6] However, the capitol's construction was interrupted during World War II and would later be scrapped in favor of the Quezon Memorial Circle which was built in honor of the late President Manuel L. Quezon.


The entire route is located in Quezon City

N170 (Commonwealth Avenue)Access to Matandang Balara, Novaliches, Fairview, Lagro, San Mateo, and nearby areas.
Visayas AvenueAccess to Project 6 & 8, Tandang Sora, Congressional and Mindanao Avenues.
N173 (North Avenue)Access to Projects 6 to 8, Balintawak & Monumento via AH 26 (N1) (EDSA), Novaliches and North Caloocan via Mindanao Avenue.
N170 (Quezon Avenue)Access to AH 26 (N1) (EDSA), Manila, South and West Triangles, San Francisco del Monte, and nearby areas.
N174 (East Avenue)Access to Cubao, Kamuning and Kamias via AH 26 (N1) (EDSA), and South Triangle.
Kalayaan AvenueAccess to Cubao, Teachers' Village, Sikatuna, Kamias, and Projects 2 to 4.
Maharlika StreetAlternate access to UP Village and Teachers' Village.
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


Starting from Visayas Avenue, counterclockwise:

See also


  1. ^ a b "Quezon City 2nd". www.dpwh.gov.ph. Archived from the original on June 6, 2020. Retrieved January 7, 2021.
  2. ^ "Quezon City 1st". www.dpwh.gov.ph. Retrieved August 18, 2018.
  3. ^ Alcazaren, Paulo (August 20, 2011). "The 1946 Quezon City world's fair". The Philippine Star. Retrieved May 20, 2023.
  4. ^ "The Metropolis and its Capital Dreams: Part II". The Urban Roamer. July 28, 2013. Retrieved May 20, 2023.
  5. ^ Manila, Philippines map (Map). American Red Cross Service Bureau. August 1945. Retrieved May 20, 2023.
  6. ^ Manila Bulletin - War aborts Capitol Building; 61st Anniversary of Quezon City.(Opinion/Editorial) by Isabelo T. Crisostomo

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