Meralco Avenue
Meralco Avenue north of Shaw Boulevard
Length1.6 km (0.99 mi)
North end N60 (Ortigas Avenue)
Julia Vargas Avenue
St. Paul Road
Capt. Henry Javier Street
South end N141 (Shaw Boulevard)

Meralco Avenue is a north-south thoroughfare located in Ortigas Center in Pasig, Metro Manila, Philippines. It links Ortigas Avenue in the north and Shaw Boulevard in the south and borders the western edge of Valle Verde in Ugong. It is named for the Manila Electric Company, also known as Meralco, which is headquartered on the avenue's junction with Ortigas Avenue. Other notable businesses on Meralco Avenue include UnionBank Plaza, Marco Polo Ortigas Manila, Ayala Malls The 30th, Metrowalk, and the mixed-use development called Capitol Commons at the former Rizal Provincial Capitol lot on Meralco and Shaw Boulevard.[1]

Due to the construction of Metro Manila Subway, the portion of the avenue from Shaw Boulevard to Anda Road, adjacent to Capitol Commons, is closed since October 3, 2022, until 2028.[2][3]

Route description

Spanning 1.6 kilometers (0.99 mi), the avenue begins at Shaw Boulevard in barangays Oranbo and Kapitolyo in Pasig. It runs between the Capitol Commons development on the east side and a residential village and townhouses of San Antonio to the west. It curves slightly north and intersects with Capt. Henry Javier Street towards the Department of Education complex and PhilSports Complex. A few hundred meters north, the avenue crosses Julia Vargas Avenue via a flyover then passes through the busy Ortigas Center business district on the west side and Ayala Malls The 30th, Metrowalk, and several other retail establishments on the east. The avenue ends at Ortigas Avenue with the Meralco Building as a terminating vista.

Prior to August 2012, the approximately 0.5 kilometers (0.31 mi) segment of the road from Capt. Henry Javier Street to Shaw Boulevard was previously a 9.7-meter-wide (32 ft) two-lane road. In anticipation of increased traffic due to the development of Capitol Commons, the segment of the road was widened to a 22.2-meter (73 ft) carriageway with three northbound lanes and two southbound lanes, with a lane width of 3.22 meters (10.6 ft) each as a result of a joint effort between Ortigas and Company and the Pasig government.[4]


The entire route is located in Pasig

N60 (Ortigas Avenue)Northern terminus. Traffic light intersection.
North DriveNorthbound access only. Part of Metrowalk Commercial Complex.
South DriveNorthbound access only. Part of Metrowalk Commercial Complex.
Onyx RoadSouthbound access only.
North end of Julia Vargas-Meralco Avenue Flyover
Julia Vargas AvenueTraffic light intersection.
Exchange RoadSouthbound access only.
South end of Julia Vargas-Meralco Avenue Flyover
Saint Paul StreetTraffic light intersection.
General Lim Street / Captain Henry P. Javier StreetTraffic light intersection.
Saint Paul StreetTraffic light intersection.
Anda RoadPart of Capitol Commons.
Road closed to traffic from this point onwards due to the construction of the Metro Manila Subway.
General Segundo RoadAccess to San Antonio Village.
Capitol Commons Service RoadPart of Capitol Commons.
Commons DrivePart of Capitol Commons. Currently limited to freight delivery access for Unimart.
General Araneta RoadSouthbound access only. Closed access to San Antonio Village.
N141 (Shaw Boulevard)Southern terminus. Traffic light intersection.
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


Meralco Building


  1. ^ "Capitol Commons". Ortigas & Company Limited Partnership. Retrieved October 31, 2013.
  2. ^ Sarao, Zacarian (September 11, 2022). "Portion of Meralco Ave. in Pasig City to be closed until 2028 for subway project". Retrieved September 14, 2022.
  3. ^ Galvez, Daphne (October 3, 2022). "Bongbong Marcos leads groundbreaking for 2 Metro Manila subway stations". Retrieved October 5, 2022.
  4. ^ "Expanded Meralco Ave. to begin servicing motorists in August". Rappler. August 1, 2012. Retrieved August 21, 2022.
  5. ^ "Road and Bridge Inventory". Retrieved July 31, 2020.

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