Magallanes Interchange
The Magallanes Interchange in 2014
Makati, Metro Manila, Philippines
Coordinates14°32′25.54″N 121°1′0.74″E / 14.5404278°N 121.0168722°E / 14.5404278; 121.0168722
Roads at
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, Philippines, serving as the junction between the Osmeña Highway, Epifanio de los Santos Avenue (EDSA), and South Luzon Expressway (SLEX).[1][2] It is also an interchange between the two train lines of Metro Manila, the MRT-3, which is over EDSA, and the PNR Metro Commuter Line beside Osmeña Highway and SLEX. It is currently one of the busiest intersections in Metro Manila.


After the proposal of President Ferdinand Marcos in 1969 of the creation of 6 Circumferential Roads, EDSA, which used to end at Taft Avenue (Manila South Road), was extended to Roxas Boulevard. Thus, an interchange was required to be built between the then newly built Manila South Diversion Road and EDSA. It opened in 1975 officially as the Manila South Diversion Road–EDSA Interchange.[3][4]

In 1993, more lighting facilities were installed at the vicinity of the interchange by virtue of an ordinance ratified by the Makati local government. The interchange underwent redevelopment and beautification also by the Makati local government in 2005,[5] thus opening a park at the interchange's ground level.

Feared Collapse

The interchange was poorly designed as it had prior damages on carriageway, particularly cracks and disintegration of concrete, guard rails, and steel expansion joints. Having been repaired in the 1980s, it was one of the most priority structures in Metro Manila that needed retrofitting.[6] however, and in 2010, several pipe leaks were discovered under the interchange, that is why the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority closed down its outer lanes. It was reopened in 2011.[7] The strengthening works at the interchange was completed in 2017.[6]


  1. ^ "Road and Bridge Inventory". Department of Public Works and Highways. Retrieved August 9, 2021.
  2. ^ "Metro Manila 2nd". Retrieved November 7, 2018.
  3. ^ Castro, Alex (September 12, 2017). "These Photos of Makati From the Past Will Amaze You". Retrieved October 10, 2021.
  4. ^ Presidential Decree No. 1062 (15 December 1976), Appropriating Funds for Infrastructure Development, Synchronizing the Same with Previous Public Works Appropriations, retrieved December 31, 2021
  5. ^ "Resolutions and Ordinances: Infrastructure". Makati Web Portal. Retrieved March 20, 2022.
  6. ^ a b "DPWH Completes Strengthening Works at Magallanes Interchange". Department of Public Works and Highways. June 22, 2017. Retrieved January 10, 2022.
  7. ^ "Part of Magallanes Interchange closed indefinitely". The Philippine Star. April 1, 2019.