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Lawton Avenue

Lawton Avenue
Manila, Philippines - panoramio (2).jpg
Lawton Avenue looking north from McKinley Hill
Length3.4 km (2.1 mi)
LocationTaguig
West endSouth Luzon Expressway
Major
junctions
Chino Roces Avenue
Bayani Road
Upper McKinley Road
East endFifth Avenue

Lawton Avenue is the main road in Fort Bonifacio, Taguig southeastern Metro Manila, Philippines. It follows a part of the alignment of the old Nichols route running roughly southwest to northeast from the interchange with South Luzon Expressway and the Manila Skyway to Fifth Avenue and the Manila American Cemetery and Memorial. It was named after Henry Ware Lawton, US Army general during the Philippine-American War.[1]

Route description

Philippine Army Headquarters on Lawton Avenue

Starting at its western terminus on Sales Bridge at the Sales Interchange near the border with Pasay, the avenue heads east to the intersection with Chino Roces Avenue near the entrance to the Fort Andres Bonifacio at Gate 3. It continues across army property winding past the Philippine Naval Hospital and Kagitingan Executive Golf Course, and intersecting with Bayani Road. At Upper McKinley Road, Lawton traverses the McKinley Hill mixed-use development and the Philippine Army Headquarters, bending sharply north as it skirts the western side of Manila American Cemetery. The avenue ends at a fork in the road with Fifth Avenue to the west, which leads to Bonifacio Global City, and Old Lawton Road to the east, which leads to the American cemetery entrance. The extension of Eighth Avenue north of Kalayaan Avenue and Bonifacio Global City located within the boundaries of the cities of Taguig and Makati is also named Lawton Avenue. West of the Nichols interchange, Lawton continues as Sales Road and Andrews Avenue heading to the Villamor Air Base and the Ninoy Aquino International Airport terminals.

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References

  1. ^ A Historical Irony published by the Philippine Daily Inquirer; accessed 2013-10-18.