MacArthur Highway

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Not to be confused with the MacArthur Thruway in Taiwan.
This article is about the Highway name in Luzon, Philippines. For the same highway name in Davao City, see MacArthur Highway (Davao).

The MacArthur Highway (R-9), formerly the Manila North Road, is a two- to six-lane highway in the Philippines stretching from Bonifacio Monument in Caloocan City to the province of La Union, passing through three cities in Metro Manila (Caloocan, Malabon, and Valenzuela), three provinces of Central Luzon (Bulacan, Pampanga and Tarlac) and two provinces of the Ilocos Region (Pangasinan and La Union).

MacArthur Highway, Urdaneta, Pangasinan

The highway parallels the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX/R-8) from Epifanio de los Santos Avenue (EDSA/C-4) to Mabalacat City, Pampanga, Subic–Clark–Tarlac Expressway (SCTEX/R-8 Extension) from Mabalacat City, Pampanga to Tarlac City and Tarlac-Pangasinan-La Union Expressway (TPLEX/R-8 Extension) from Tarlac City to Rosario, La Union.

The highway is named after Lieutenant General Arthur MacArthur, Jr., the military Governor-General of the American-occupied Philippines from 1900 to 1901, having previously led American forces through the Spanish–American War and the Philippine–American War, notably authorizing the expedition that resulted in the capture of Philippine Revolutionary President Emilio Aguinaldo. (His better-known son, General Douglas MacArthur, was the commander of the United States Armed Forces in the Far East during World War II)

Intersections connects with NLEx, SCTEx and TPLEx[edit]

Metro Manila[edit]

  • Bonifacio Monument Roundabout (Caloocan (South))
  • Maysan Road (Valenzuela)

Central Luzon[edit]

  • Governor Fortunato Halili Avenue (Bocaue, Bulacan) - connects with NLEx-Bocaue Interchange
  • Tabang Spur Road and Maharlika Highway (Cagayan Valley Road) (Malolos City, Bulacan) - Tabang Spur Road connects with NLEx-Tabang Exit and Maharlika Highway goes to Cagayan Valley (Cagayan, Isabela, Quirino and Nueva Vizcaya), Aurora, Nueva Ecija and municipalities of Plaridel, Baliuag, San Rafael, San Ildefonso and San Miguel within Bulacan.
  • Pulilan Regional Road (Calumpit, Bulacan) - connects with NLEx-Pulilan Interchange and ends at the municipality of Pulilan
  • Jose Abad Santos Avenue (Gapan-Olongapo Road) (City of San Fernando, Pampanga) - The flyover above the intersection carries the Gapan-Olongapo Road. Turning left goes to Bataan, Zambales and municipalities of Bacolor, Lubao and Guagua within Pampanga and turning right goes to Nueva Ecija and Cagayan Valley. JASA connects with NLEx-San Fernando Interchange.
  • Pandan Road (Angeles City, Pampanga) - connects with NLEx-Angeles Interchange
  • Dau Access Road (Mabalacat City, Pampanga) - connects with NLEx-Dau Interchange
  • Clark Spur Road (Mabalacat City, Pampanga) - connects with SCTEx-Mabalacat Intechange NLEx-SCTEx Exit
  • Mabalacat-Magalang Road (Mabalacat City, Pampanga) - connects with the northern terminus of NLEx or NLEx-Santa Ines Interchange. Mabalacat-Magalang Road goes to municipality of Magalang.
  • SCTEx-Dolores Interchange (Mabalacat City, Pampanga) - SCTEx northbound goes to Tarlac for short travel time. It also serves as an alternate route to Nueva Ecija, Baguio, Pangasinan, Ilocos Provinces, Abra and La Union.
  • Concepcion-Magalang Road (Concepcion, Tarlac) - connects with SCTEx-Concepcion Interchange. Concepcion-Magalang Road intersects with Mabalacat-Magalang Road at Magalang, Pampanga.
  • Luisita Access Road and Romulo Highway (Tarlac City) - Luisita Access Road located at Hacienda Luisita connects with SCTEx-Hacienda Luisita Interchange and Romulo Highway goes to western parts of Tarlac and Pangasinan.
  • Santa Rosa-Tarlac Road (Tarlac City) - Santa Rosa-Tarlac Road is the current northern terminus of SCTEx and the current southern terminus of Tarlac-Pangasinan-La Union Expressway. Santa Rosa-Tarlac Road goes to municipality of La Paz, province of Nueva Ecija and Cagayan Valley Region.
  • Tarlac-Victoria Road (Tarlac City) - connects with TPLEx-Victoria Interchange
  • Gerona-Guimba Road (Gerona, Tarlac) - connects with TPLEx-Gerona Interchange. Eastern terminus located at Guimba, Nueva Ecija along Pangasinan-Nueva Ecija Road.
  • Paniqui-Ramos Road (Paniqui, Tarlac) - connects with TPLEx-Paniqui Interchange
  • Moncada-Anao Road (Moncada, Tarlac) - connects with TPLEx-Anao Interchange. Eastbound direction goes to Nampicuan and Cuyapo, Nueva Ecija.