Highways in the Philippines
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Highways in the Philippines include roads that can be classified into six divisions: the Maharlika Highway, Controlled-access highways, the Regional Highways, the Provincial Highways, the Manila Arterial Road System, and the secondary city and municipal avenues and roads.
The Pan-Philippine Highway, also known as the Maharlika Highway (AH26) is a 3,517 km (2,185 mi) network of roads, bridges, and ferry services that connect the islands of Luzon, Samar, Leyte, and Mindanao in the Philippines, serving as the country's principal transport backbone. The Maharlika Highway commences from Laoag City then skirts rightward toward Pagudpud and the Claveria coast towards Cagayan, then right again, towards Tuguegarao City, the capital of Cagayan province. The Highway then goes fairly straight, passing through the provinces of Isabela, Nueva Vizcaya, Nueva Ecija, and Bulacan, where, in the area near Guiguinto, it merges with the Manila North Road, then route to Metro Manila. In Metro Manila, the highway passes through Rizal Avenue, Padre Burgos Avenue, then to Taft Avenue. From Taft Avenue, they highway passes through Redemptorist Road, then continues leftward through Quirino Avenue until it reaches Las Piñas, where it turns leftward toward the Alabang-Zapote Road, crosses the South Luzon Expressway, then continues on as National Highway towards Laguna province. In Calamba City, it turns left toward Batangas province, then again, in San Pablo City, turns rightward toward Quezon province. It passes through Quezon, Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, Albay, and Sorsogon provinces. It ends in Matnog town, Sorsogon. Then through ferry, it goes straight through the Samar and Leyte provinces, then a ferry is again passed, to the island of Mindanao. In Mindanao, it passes through the provinces of Surigao del Norte, Agusan, Davao, Davao del Sur, South Cotabato, Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao, Lanao del Sur, Lanao del Norte, and Zamboanga del Sur, where it ends.
Tollways and expressways
|North Luzon Expressway (R-8)||Region 3 and National Capital Region in Luzon||The North Luzon Expressway (NLE or NLEx), formerly called North Diversion Road, is a 4 to 8-lane limited-access toll expressway that connects Metro Manila to the provinces of the Central Luzon region in the Philippines. It is one of the two branches of the Radial Road 8 (R-8) of Metro Manila (Quirino Highway is the other).
The expressway begins in Quezon City at a cloverleaf interchange with EDSA: a logical continuation of Andres Bonifacio Avenue. It then passes through Quezon City, Caloocan City, and Valenzuela City in Metro Manila. Meycauayan City, Marilao, Bocaue, Balagtas, Guiguinto, Malolos City, Plaridel, and Pulilan in Bulacan. San Simon, City of San Fernando, Mexico and Angeles City in Pampanga. The expressway currently ends at Mabalacat and merges with the MacArthur Highway, which continues northward into the rest of Central and Northern Luzon. A planned spur route from the San Simon interchange connecting to the existing Subic-Tipo Highway has been temporarily postponed, because the Spur/NLE exit currently serves as the connection between the expressway and the Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway and there is a proposed direct interchange between the North Luzon Expressway and the Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway, the latter serving as a direct link between Subic and Clark. The interchange is located at least 3 km north of Sta. Ines Exit. The expressway, including Andres Bonifacio Avenue, has total length of 88 kilometers. The expressway segment has a length of 84 kilometres. Originally controlled by the Philippine National Construction Corporation or PNCC, operation and maintenance of the NLEx was transferred in 2005 to the Manila North Tollways Corporation, a subsidiary of Metro Pacific Investments Corporation (formerly, it was the subsidiary of the Lopez Group of Companies). A major upgrade and rehabilitation has been completed in February 2005 and the road has now similar qualities as a modern French tollway. The main contractor of the rehabilitation work was Leighton Contractors Pty. Ltd (Australia) with Egis Projects, a company belonging to the French Groupe Egis as the main subcontractor for the toll, telecommunication and traffic management systems. To help maintain the safety and quality of the expressway, various rules are in effect, such as restricting the left lane to passing vehicles only and banning overloaded trucks. The tollway has two sections: an open section and a closed section. The open section (within Metro Manila) charges a flat toll based on vehicle class and is employed to reduce the number of toll barriers (and associated bottlenecks) within the metropolis. The closed section is distance-based, charging based on the class of vehicle and distance traveled. Class 1 vehicles can use an electronic toll collection system (called EC Tag) to reduce wait times and congestion at toll barriers. A prepaid magnetic card (the NLE Badge) is provided as an alternative payment for class 2 and 3 vehicles. Both systems connect to accounts that can be replenished in various ways.
|South Luzon Expressway (R-3)||CALABARZON and NCR in Luzon||The South Luzon Expressway (SLEX), also nicknamed South Superhighway (SSH), and officially known as Radial Road 3 or R-3, is a network of two expressways that connects Metro Manila to the provinces of the CALABARZON region in the Philippines. The first expressway is the Metro Manila Skyway System, operated jointly by the Skyway Operation and Management Corporation (SomCo) and Citra Metro Manila Tollways Corporation (CMMTC). The second expressway, the South Luzon Tollway or Alabang-Calamba-Sto.Tomas Expressway (ACTEx), is jointly operated by the South Luzon Tollway Corporation, a joint venture of the PNCC and the Malaysian company MTD Capital Berhad and the Manila Toll Expressway Systems, Inc. (MATES).
The expressway starts in Manila's Paco District at President Elpidio Quirino Avenue and passes through the following cities and municipalities: Manila, Makati, Pasay, Parañaque, Taguig and Muntinlupa in Metro Manila, San Pedro, Biñan City, Carmona in Cavite, the transverses again to Biñan City, Santa Rosa City, Cabuyao City and Calamba City in Laguna it ends in Santo Tomas, Batangas. In 2006, the South Luzon Tollway segment underwent rehabilitation through the SLEX Upgrading and Rehabilitation Project, which rehabilitates and expands the Alabang Viaduct as well as the road from Alabang to Calamba, and eventually connect the expressway to the Southern Tagalog Arterial Road to Santo Tomas, Batangas.
|Metro Manila Skyway (R-3)||Metro Manila||The Metro Manila Skyway is a 6-lane expressway on the top of SLEX connecting Makati City and Muntinlupa City. It starts from the SLEX-Buendia Avenue Interchange, and it passes through the cities of Makati, Taguig and Pasay, and ends in the Alabang Interchange in Muntinlupa City.|
|Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway(R-8)||Region 3||The Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway, or SCTEX, is a 2-4 lane highway connecting the Subic Bay Freeport Zone with Tarlac City, passing through the heart of the Hacienda Luisita, the biggest farmland in the Philippines. The Road is the continuation of the Radial Road 8 from the terminus of NLEX to Tarlac Province.|
|Southern Tagalog Arterial Road (R-3)||Batangas||The Apolinario Mabini Superhighway, or the STAR Tollway, is a 2-4 lane expressway connecting Santo Tomas, Batangas to Batangas City, letting the vehicles from the SLEX access the Batangas Port. It is the extension of the Radial Road 3 in CALABARZON.|
|Manila-Cavite Expressway (R-1)||NCR and CALABARZON||The Manila-Cavite Expressway, also known as the Coastal Road, Aguinaldo Boulevard and CAVITEX is an 8-16 lane highway connecting the Metro Manila to Cavite, passing through the coast of the Manila Bay. The Road will then follow a reclamated route over the bay as a 4-lane expressway, eventually ending in the covelandia resort in Kawit, Cavite. The road interchanges are currently under construction.|
|Bataan Provincial Expressway||Bataan Province||The Bataan Provincial Expressway, also known as the Death March Memorial Road, Roman Superhighway and BPEX, is the main thoroughfare of the Bataan Province.|
Manila Arterial Road Network
  These are the ten (10) radial roads that serves the purpose of conveying traffic in and out of the city of Manila to the surrounding cities of the metropolis, and to the provinces, numbered 1-10 in a counter clockwise pattern. Note: These are the complete names of the roads and they may not sound familiar. The termini describes the segments of the Radial and Circumferential Roads and they usually are not the exact termini of the Roads.
|Road Photo||Road Name||Segments||Remarks|
|Radial Road #1||
||Starts as the Zaragosa Street from Radial Road 10 in the San Nicolas district in Manila. It will then curve sharply right and becomes the Del Pan Street, which is a major thoroughfare in the Manila Port. Del Pan Becomes the A. Bonifacio Drive after crossing the Pasig River at the Roxas Bridge. Bonifacio Drive is the main road of the Manila South Harbor and of Intramuros, the first Spanish settlement in Manila. Bonifacio Drive becomes the President Manuel Roxas Boulevard, formerly called Admiral Dewey Boulevard, after passing the intersection with the Padre Burgos Sreet and Katigbak Drive near Intramuros. Roxas Boulevard is one of the most scenic highway in Manila, lined with colourful streetlights and palm trees all throughout its path. It had been a target of beautification projects by Manila mayor Lito Atienza. Beside Roxas Boulevard is the Baywalk, a tourist spot in Manila. The U.S. Embassy, the Rizal Park, and the Central Bank of the Philippines are also located in its path. Roxas Boulevard is also lined with Restaurants, Exquisite Hotels and Yacht Clubs. Roxas Boulevard then enters Pasay City, skirting the line of the Bay City. The road becomes an expressway after crossing the M.I.A. Road in Parañaque, the Coastal Road, or the Manila-Cavite Expressway, also known as CAVITEX. It will skirt the natural coastline of Manila and will becomes a full-controlled expressway someday. Shortly after crossing the Zapote River and entering Cavite, the CAVITEX will follow a reclamated route over Manila Bay and will become the A. Soriano Highway shortly after it goes back to land. It will continue skirting the coastline until it ends with a dead end in the Mount Palay National Park in Tagaytay.|
|Radial Road #2||
||A portion of R-2 is a part of the Southern portion of the Pan-Philippine Highway. It starts from Padre Burgos Street (C-1) as the Taft Avenue, passing through the Ermita and Malate districts of Manila, lying parallel with Radial Road 1. After crossing EDSA it becomes the Redemptorist Road. The route will then follow Quirino Avenue, passing through the cities of Parañaque and Las Piñas. The road will then branch into two shortly after entering the Cavite Province, the Real Street and the Alabang-Zapote Road. Real Street will enter the Talaba and Zapote districts of Bacoor before becoming the Aguinaldo Highway. The Alabang-Zapote Road will curve back to Metro Manila and enters the City of Muntinlupa as the Pan-Philippine Highway. Aguinaldo Highway will continue its route, passing through the towns and cities of Bacoor, Imus, Dasmarinas and Silang, ending in the Tagaytay Rotunda in Tagaytay City. R-2 continues as the Tagaytay-Talisay-Laurel Road and ends with a junction with the Tagaytay-Calamba Road in the front of the Taal Lake. The LRT Yellow Line follows the Route of R-2.|
|Radial Road #3||R-3 is a Tollway. It starts as the SLEX from Quirino Avenue in the Paco District in Manila. An elevated tollway, the Metro Manila Skyway will pass over it throughout its course from Buendia (C-3) to Alabang. SLEX is also known as the President Sergio Osmena Superhighway Throughout its course in Manila and as the Dr. Jose P. Rizal Expressway in Laguna. It is the Longest expressway in the Philippines, passing through the Provinces of Laguna, Cavite, and Batangas. It ends in Sto. Tomas in Batangas and continues as the Apolinario Mabini Superhighway, also known as the Southern Tagalog Arterial Road, or the STAR Tollway for short. R-3 currently ends in Batangas, but it might be extended to Lucena City (via Toll Road 4) and Matnog, Sorsogon (via Toll Road 5) in the future. R-3 is the main thoroughfare of the Paco District in Manila, and connects it with the cities of Makati, Taguig, Pasay, Muntinlupa and the Southern Provinces. The Light Rail Transit Orange Line follows the route of R-3 from Manila to Alabang.|
|Radial Road #4||Starts from the junction of Pedro Gil Street and Tomos Claudio Boulevard (C-2). It enters the Pandacan District as the Panaderos Road. It will then curve sharply left, becoming the Pasig Line, which skirts the western banks of the Pasig River. After entering Makati, it becomes the Kalayaan Avenue. Radial Road 4 is the main thoroughfare of the Pandacan and Paco Districts of Manila. In Makati, Kalayaan Avenue will skirt the southern banks of the Pasig River, acting as the most important thoroughfare of the Guadalupe Nuevo and Guadalupe Viejo districts of Makati. After crossing C-5, it became the M. Conception Avenue and it ends in Taytay, Rizal. Someday, it might be extended eastwards to the Rizal Province as the proposed Pasig River Expressway. This road will either be bridged over the river or continue to skirt the banks of the Pasig River, and will be reclamated over the Laguna De Bay. The proposal also includes the cleanup of the Pasig River. R-4 is the main thoroughfare of the Pandacan and Paco Districts of Manila, and connects it with the cities of Makati and Pateros. The Pasig River Ferry Service follows the route and the proposed route of R-4.|
|Radial Road #5||
||Branches off from R-6/Ramon Magsaysay Boulevard in the Santa Mesa district of Manila as the Victorino Mapa Boulevard, named after Victorino Mapa, a former supreme court justice. R-5 is the main thoroughfare of the Santa Mesa district of Manila. It then follows P. Sanchez Street after entering San Juan City, crossing the San Juan River, and becomes the Shaw Boulevard after entering Mandaluyong. Shaw Boulevard houses many of Metro Manila's shopping centers, including the Marketplace, Manuela's, Puregold, and the posh Shangri-La Plaza. Shaw Boulevard is the main thoroughfare of the Ortigas Centerin Mandaluyong and Pasig. After crossing the C-5, the road becomes the Pasig Boulevard, which turns sharply up, becomes the C. Raymundo Avenue, which ends with a junction with the Ortigas Avenue. Ortigas Avenue enters the Rizal province and becomes the Manila East Road after crossing the Felix Avenue/Imelda Avenue (One of the branches of R-6). The Manila East Road is the main thoroughfare of the eastern Luzon Provinces of Rizal, Quezon and Laguna. R-5 officially ends with a junction with the National Highway in Jala Jala, Rizal. R-5 is the main road in the Santa Mesa district of Manila, connecting it with the cities of Mandaluyong, Pasig, Cainta, and the eastern Luzon provinces of Rizal, Quezon and Laguna. The Ortigas Center is located on its course.|
|Radial Road #6||
||Branches off from Ayala Boulevard (C-1) as the P. Casal Street. It becomes the Legarda Street after passing Mendiola, and becomes the R. Magsaysay Boulevard, formerly known as the Santa Mesa Boulevard after crossing the Nagtahan Boulevard (C-2). R-6 is the main thoroughfare of the Santa Mesa district of Manila. In Quezon City, R. Magsaysay Boulevard becomes the Aurora Boulevard after crossing G. Araneta Avenue (C-3). It the becomes the Marikina-Infanta Highway, or Marcos Highway after crossing Katipunan Avenue (C-5) in Marikina City. R-6 branches to 3 before entering the Rizal Province: The Sumulong Highway, Marcos Highway and the Imelda (Felix) Avenue, all which will enter the Rizal Province. The Marikina-Infanta Highway continues to pass through mountain ranges of Rizal, having many zigzags along its path. The Cubao Araneta Center is located along its path. R-6 officially ends in Infanta, Quezon. R-6 is the main thoroughfare of the Santa Mesa District of Manila and connects it with Quezon City, Marikina City and the Provinces of Rizal and Quezon. The MRT-2 follows the path of Radial Road 6.|
|Radial Road #7||
||R-7 starts from R-1. It passes Rizal Park, Manila Ocean Park, Luneta, Quirino Grandstand and crosses the Pasig River at the Quezon Bridge. R-7 follows Quezon Boulevard, the main thoroughfare in Quiapo, turns right at Lerma Street, which merges into España Boulevard. Espana Boulevard holds many Universities of Manila, and it leaves Manila and enters Quezon City after crossing Blumentritt Street in Manila, ending in the Mabuhay Rotunda. R-7 is the main thoroughfare of the Quiapo shopping center of Manila. From the Mabuhay Rotonda, it then continues on to Quezon City as Quezon Avenue. Quezon Avenue is one of the scenic and comfortable roads in the metropolis. It runs smoothly through the center of Quezon City, and is lined at the island by palm trees, and on the sides by offices, stores, and nightclubs. It ends in the Elliptical Road, the road that circumscribes the Quezon Memorial Circle, and becomes Commonwealth Avenue, the widest road in the Philippines. It curves northward and eventually ends at Quirino Highway (one of the branches of R-8). Commonwealth holds many government agency offices, passing through many shopping districts like the Litex and Fairview. The La Mesa Parkway and the North Luzon East Expressway will be part of R-7 once it is completed. R-7 is the main road of the Sampaloc and Quiapo district of Manila, and connects it with Quezon City and Bulacan province. The MRT-7 will someday follow the route of Commonwealth and Quirino Highway. The R-7 Expressway is a proposal of DPWH that will convert Quezon Avenue and Commonwealth Avenue into an expressway. The proposal may start construction around 2016 to 2018. Because of the proximity of the portion of R-7 in Manila to the Manila City Hall, Malacañang and Rizal Park, R-7 had been the most important thoroughfare between the government agencies in Quezon Avenue and Commonwealth Avenue to the agencies in Manila. Because of the connections of the parks and shopping centers of Quezon City and Manila, the road had been a regular thoroughfare of Public Utility Jeepneys and Buses. R-7 is the most congested of the 3 Radial Roads linking Quezon City and Manila.|
|Radial Road #8||
||Splits off from R-7 in Santa Cruz district as Alfonso Mendoza (formerly Andalucia) Street. The route then follows Laong Laan and Dimasalang Streets, and then continues on to A. Bonifacio Avenue after crossing Blumentritt Road in the Caloocan-Quezon City borders. R-8 is the main thoroughfare of the Divisoria and Santa Cruz Districts of Manila.
R-8 continues on to the Balintawak district of Quezon City, becoming the North Luzon Expressway after crossing EDSA (C-4). R-* splits to two, the Quirino Highway and NLEX. NLEX passes through Caloocan and Valenzuela cities before leaving Metro Manila and entering the Bulacan Province. NLEX continues on to Pampanga, ending near the Clark Field and Subic Bay in Pampanga and continues on to Tarlac and Bataan as the SCTEX, or the Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway. NLEX will be extended to Ilocos in the future, meeting with the North Luzon East Expressway (R-7) and North Luzon West Expressway (R-10), which were both under construction. The Quirino Highway branch passes through the Novaliches district before entering the Bulacan Province and be linked to R-7.
|Radial Road #9||Portions of R-9 are parts of the Pan-Philippine Highway. Starts from the Manila Metropolitan Theater, crosses the Pasig River at the McArthur Bridge, and then follows Rizal Avenue to the north. On Rizal Avenue (also called in Spanish as Avenida Rizal, or simply Avenida), there is an abundance of stores. LRT-1 is built on this road. It continues on from Caloocan City as the Manila North Road, officially named General Douglas MacArthur Highway, passing through Malabon and Valenzuela, and continues to the Central Luzon region. R-9 Follows at Baguio. This is one of the main roads of the Santa Cruz district of Manila, and connects Manila with Bulacan province in the north up to Baguio City, until it meets with the Maharlika Highway.|
|Radial Road #10||R-10 begins in the San Nicolas district of Manila where it meets Claro M. Recto Avenue (C-1) and Del Pan (R-1) as Marcos Road. It continues north along the North Port through the Tondo district, and into Navotas town. R-10 is the most important thoroughfare between the north pier, Manila and Navotas. At present, it formally ends at its intersection with C-4 in Navotas but may eventually be routed onto the proposed Manila-Bataan Coastal Road extension. The bridge will be named as Navotas-Bataan Boundary Bridge. It will connect the Bataan Provincial Expressway (BPEX) at Balanga City. R-10 is the main road of the San nicolas district of Manila, and connects it with the cities of Navotas, Caloocan and Malabon, and someday, the provinces of Bulacan and Bataan. In the future, the PNR Green Line will follow its route. The North Luzon West Expressway will be a part of the road once it is completed.|
 There are six (6) Circumferential Roads around the city of Manila that acts as beltways for the city. 2 are inside the City of Manila Proper, 3 are outside the City of Manila, and another circumferential road, the C-6, will run outside the NCR and is under construction.
|Circumferential Road 1||
||It starts from the South Harbor on the South Port District of Manila. It then continues to the Divisoria shopping district of Manila, passes through the Binondo and Quiapo districts, continues south and after passing R-6 becomes Mendiola. Mendiola houses the Malacañan Palace. It turns sharply right and becomes the J.P.Laurel Street, ending with a junction with the Ayala Boulevard. Ayala Boulevard ends in R-2 (Taft Avenue) and continues as the Finance Drive inside the Rizal Park. Finance Drive ends in the Padre Burgos Street, which officially ends in R-1. C-1 is the main thoroughfare of the Binondo and Quiapo districts of Manila, and the Malacañan Palace complex. The MRT-2 follows the route of C-1 from Claro M. Recto Avenue to Mendiola.|
|Circumferential Road 2||
||begins at R-10 in Tondo district, becomes Tayuman Street in the Sampaloc district, then continues on as Arsenio H. Lacson Avenue (formerly called Governor Forbes) after passing A. Mendoza St.(R-8) as it skirts the old San Lazaro Hippodrome (now SM City San Lazaro). It crosses R-7 (Espana Boulevard) and becomes the Nagtahan Boulevard after crossing R-6 in the Malate Interchange. Nagtahan Boulevard crosses the Nagtahan Bridge, the largest bridge of Pasig River, then becomes President Quirino Avenue, which continues on until it reaches R-1 (Roxas Boulevard), passing through the Paco and Malate districts. C-2 is the main thoroughfare of the Paco and Malate districts.|
|Circumferential Road 3||
||is a route that runs just outside the city limits of Manila. It runs eastward from R-10 in Navotas, passes through Caloocan City, becoming the 5th Avenue after crossing Rizal Avenue (R-9) and then as Sergeant Emilio Rivera Street after crossing A. Bonifacio (R-8) shortly after entering Quezon City. C-3 then turns southward along Gregorio Araneta Avenue in Quezon City. Gregorio Araneta Avenue (and C-3) ends at N. Domingo St. just after entering San Juan. The C-3 routing is resumed at the junction of South Avenue and Dr. Jose P. Rizal Street in Makati, then enters Ayala Avenue. After passing Buendia in Makati, the route will be transferred to Buendia Avenue. C-3 officially ends in R-1 but Buendia is extended to the Pasay Reclamation Area as the Diosdado Macapagal Boulevard. The C-3 missing link from Makati that will pass the proposed SM City McKinley at Barangay Carmona through Mandaluyong to San Juan is currently planned as an elevated expressway, the Skybridge, connecting Eulogio Rodriguez Sr. Boulevard, and Buendia, erected or elevated over the San Juan River until it meets the Skyway, which ends in Buendia. C-3 is the main thoroughfare of the Balintawak and Cubao districts of Quezon City, and of the Guadalupe Nuevo and Ayala Center districts in Makati.|
|Circumferential Road 4||C-4 officially begins at R-10 in Navotas, passes through Malabon as Letre Road, and enters Caloocan City as the Samson Road before becoming EDSA after crossing Rizal Avenue (R-9) at Monumento. EDSA is one of the widest roads (10-lanes) in the Philippines. EDSA utilizes a combination of grade-separated intersections, interchanges and U-turn slots along most of its length. C-4 officially ends at R-1 in Pasay City but the EDSA Extension, formerly known as P.Lovina, the southern part of EDSA, extends to the Diosdado Macapagal Boulevard, and ends at the rotonda of the SM Mall of Asia. The MRT-3 and LRT-1 Extension rail lines follows the route of C-4. EDSA passes through Caloocan City, Quezon City, Mandaluyong, Makati, and Pasay City. C-4 is the most important thoroughfare of the most important industrial centers in Manila, namely the Fort Bonifacio, Ortigas Center and the Ayala Center. C-4 is the most important road in Metro Manila.|
|Circumferential Road 5||
||Also utilizes grade separation and interchanges for many of its intersections. Currently, it officially starts at the Mindanao Avenue cloverleaf in NLEX. It then becomes the Congressional Avenue, passing over the Commonwealth Avenue via the Luzon Avenue Flyovers, ending in the 2-Lane Tandang Sora Avenue, which widens to 6-Lanes after crossing the Greenhills Drive. It passes through the University of the Philippines Diliman campus in Quezon City. Tandang Sora Avenue becomes the Katipunan Avenue after passing the C.P. Garcia Avenue in the UP Campus. C-5/Katipunan Avenue runs southward and passes in front of the Ateneo de Manila University and Miriam College. After crossing between Aurora Boulevard (R-6) (via a flyover) and Marcos Highway towards Marikina City, the routing is shifted onto Eulogio Rodriguez Jr. Avenue at the Santolan Road, or Bonny Serrano Avenue. It passes at Libis area of Quezon City, in which the Eastwood City Cyberpark is located. It continues southward into Pasig City. Just south of Pasig Boulevard (R-5) and just north of the Pasig River, C-5 is called Carlos P. Garcia Avenue and it passes through a small portion of Makati, then through Taguig. In Taguig, it passes by the Fort Bonifacio Global City, then turns westward and formally ends at its junction with R-3/South Luzon Expressway at the boundary between Taguig City and Pasay City. C-5 then continues south as the Moonwalk Access Road (formerly called E. Rodriguez), passing through Parañaque and ending in Quirino Avenue (R-2). C-5 may be extended southwards to the Coastal Road (R-1) to the South as the C-5 Road and to the F. E. Marcos Highway in the north as the Mariano Naval Street, eventually ending in the C-4 Road. C-5 is the main thoroughfare of Quezon City, Marikina, Pasig, Makati, Taguig and Parañaque, and the Eastwood City and Bonifacio Global City industrial centers.|
|Circumferential Road 6||Is a superhighway that is now under construction. It will act as a beltway of Metro Manila, so that buses and other transportation vehicles coming from the southern provinces to the northern provinces (and vice versa) need not pass through Metro Manila, thus lessening traffic in the metropolis. This will be named as Padre Jacinto Zamora Avenue. When built, C-6 will follow the proposed Metro Manila Tollway route eastward starting from its terminus at the North Luzon Expressway in Marilao in Bulacan province (expressway segment). C-6 will then pass through San Jose del Monte in Bulacan, turn southward and pass through Montalban, San Mateo, Antipolo City, Angono, and Taytay in Rizal province, finally entering Taguig. The Metro Manila Tollway will continue southwest to the South Luzon Expressway ending at the Bicutan interchange. C-6 will continue southward along the proposed Laguna de Bay Coastal Road running along the coast of the Laguna de Bay into Muntinlupa. C-6 will then turn westward, leaving the Laguna de Bay Coastal Road, pass through the elite Alabang district of Muntinlupa (passes South Luzon Expressway) and continue on to Cavite province (passes through Baccor, Imus, Kawit, Noveleta, and Cavite City), eventually connecting to R-1.|
Here are some examples of toll-free provincial highways in the Philippines. These are highways which travels in three or more towns or cities in a particular province. In Luzon:
- Kennon Road (Benguet and La Union)
- Aspiras-Palispis Highway (Benguet and La Union)
- Halsema Highway (Benguet and Kalinga)
- Quezon Highway (Pangasinan and La Union)
- Romulo Highway (Tarlac and Pangasinan)
- Dalton Pass (Nueva Ecija and Nueva Vizcaya)
- Quirino Highway (Manila and Bulacan)
- Fortunato F. Halili Avenue (Bulacan)
- Del Monte-Norzagaray Road (Bulacan)
- MacArthur Highway (Manila, Bulacan, Pampanga, Tarlac, Pangasinan and La-Union)
- Kalayaan Avenue (Manila and Rizal)
- Marikina-Infanta Highway (Manila, Rizal and Quezon)
- Manila East Road (Manila, Rizal, Quezon and Laguna)
- Antero Soriano Highway (Cavite)
- Aguinaldo Highway (Cavite and Batangas)
- Batangas-Quezon Road (Batangas and Quezon)
- Siniloan-Real Road (Laguna and Quezon)
- Governor's Drive (Laguna and Cavite)
- Batasan-San Mateo Road (Manila and Rizal)
- Suarez Highway (Bondoc Peninsula, Quezon)
- Quirino Highway (Quezon and Camarines Sur)
- Tabaco-Legazpi Road (Albay Province)
- Marrinduque Circumferential Road (Marrinduque)
- Catanduanes Circumferential Road (Catanduanes)
- Cebu North Road (Cebu Province)
- Cebu South Road (Cebu Province)
- Jose P. Laurel Highway (Cebu Province)
- Negros North Road (Negros Island)
- Negros South Road (Negros Island)
- Guimaras Circumferential Road (Guimaras)
- Siquijor Circumferential Road (Siquijor)
- Iligan-Butuan Road (Northern Mindanao)
- Davao-Surigao Road (Caraga and Davao Regions)
- Davao-Bukidnon Road (Davao City and Bukidnon)
- Davao-Cotabato Road (Whole Central Mindanao)
- Sayre Highway (Cagayan de Oro and Bukidnon)
Notable highways and bridges in the Philippines
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- Oldest Bridge: Puente Colgante
- Longest Bridge: San Juanico Bridge
- Widest Bridge: Nagtahan Bridge (C-2), Guadalupe Bridge (C-4)
- Longest Highway: Pan-Philippine Highway, Strong Republic Nautical Highway and Maharlika Highway
- Widest Highway: Commonwealth Avenue, Quezon City (R-7) (18 lanes)
- Busiest Highway: Epifanio De los Santos Avenue (C-4) (2.35 Million Vehicles per day)
- Longest Provincial Highway: MacArthur Highway
- Longest Expressway: Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway
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