Aguinaldo Highway

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Aguinaldo Highway
Radial Road 1
Aguinaldo Highway looking south towards Tagaytay Rotonda in Tagaytay
Route information
Length: 41.4 km (25.7 mi)
Component
highways:
Major junctions
North end: Alabang–Zapote Road in Las Piñas, Manila-Cavite Expressway in Bacoor
  Route 65 (Governor's Drive) in Palapala, Dasmariñas
South end: Tagaytay-Nasugbu Road in Tagaytay
Location
Major cities: Las Piñas, Bacoor, Imus, Dasmariñas, Tagaytay
Towns: Silang, Alfonso, Nasugbu, Tuy, Balayan
Highway system

Roads in the Philippines

The Aguinaldo Highway also known as Cavite-Batangas Road and Manila West Road is a 6-lane, 41-kilometre (25 mi) highway passing through the busiest towns and cities of Cavite, Philippines. It is the busiest and most congested of the three major highways located in the province, the others are Governor's Drive and Antero Soriano Highway.

The northern terminus of the highway is at Las Piñas in Metro Manila. It then travels along Bacoor, Imus, Dasmariñas, Silang, and then ends at Tagaytay.

The highway is named after General Emilio Aguinaldo, the country's first President.

Route description[edit]

Aguinaldo Highway looking south towards towards Nueno Avenue in Imus.

Aguinaldo Highway passes through many establishments such as malls, shops, government offices, etc., with an example shown on later paragraphs. Electric power transmission, subtransmission, and distribution lines, operated and maintained by the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) and various distribution companies, run parallel, cross, or visible from the highway, most notably the Las Piñas-Dasmarinas transmission line from Aguinaldo Boulevard to NGCP Dasmarinas Substation.

Originally a 4-lane, it starts as a continuation of Diego Cera Avenue at Zapote Bridge. It crosses and becomes a 6-lane road past Molino Boulevard which leads to Molino, and Aguinaldo Boulevard, which connects with Manila-Cavite Expressway. It then intersects with Tirona Highway that leads to Kawit and Cavite City. It then passes Imus and enters Dasmarinas, where it reduces to a 4-lane road and sometimes becoming a divided highway at some portions. Afterwards, it then intersects with Governor's Drive at Palapala.

Past Palapala, it begins its climb to Tagaytay, passing Silang and then enters Tagaytay. At Tagaytay Rotunda, it intersects with Tagaytay-Calamba Road, which connects with Santa Rosa-Tagaytay Road to Santa Rosa) and Tagaytay-Talisay Road, a zigzag road running downslope to Talisay. The highway soon continues westbound as a segment of Tagaytay-Nasugbu Road to Nasugbu via Palico. Tagaytay-Nasugbu Road from Tagaytay Rotunda to Mendez Crossing is signed as Aguinaldo Highway. It passes near Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, Leslie's, Josephine, Robinsons Summit Ridge, Sky Ranch, and Taal Vista Hotel before it ends at Mendez Crossing.

History[edit]

The present road originated from an old road that enters Cavite from Las Piñas. The old roads that predated the Aguinaldo Highway used a different alignment on Bacoor and Imus, that exist until today as a mixture of city-maintained roads and national roads. Portions of the road have been sites of battles of the Philippine Revolution.

During the American colonial era, the road reached as far as Silang, until an extension to Tagaytay was opened. The old roads that passed on the western barangays of Bacoor and Imus are bypassed by a new alignment that existed until today. The road was designated Highway 17 and named Manila West Road, that reached as far as the municipality of Batangas (present-day Batangas City)[citation needed].

2014 route numbers[edit]

From 2014, the Department of Public Works and Highways introduced a new route numbering system that marked most of Aguinaldo Highway as part of routes N62, N419, and N410. The highway is given differing official names, like Manila - Cavite Road and Cavite - Batangas Road. The alignment west of the poblacion area of Silang, remained unnumbered as a newer bypass named Silang Bypass Road, designated as a tertiary tertiary road. The section that connects with Manila-Cavite Expressway (then Coastal Road), called the Aguinaldo Boulevard, remained unnumbered as a tertiary national road.

Intersections[edit]

Aguinaldo Highway in Dasmariñas


Province City/Municipality km mi Destinations Notes
Las Piñas Route 411 (Alabang-Zapote Road) Northern terminus. Continues northward as Diego Cera Avenue.
Zapote River Zapote Bridge
Cavite Bacoor A. Evangelista Street, Molino Road
Aguinaldo Boulevard, Molino Boulevard Traffic light intersection.
Route 62 (Tirona Highway) Traffic light intersection.
Imus Buhay na Tubig Road Traffic light intersection.
Palico Daanan Road
Nueno Avenue
Patindig Araw Road
Daang Hari, Open Canal Road Traffic light intersection.
Dasmariñas Salitran Road
Congressional Road Traffic light intersection. Serves De La Salle University - Dasmariñas
Don Placido Campos Avenue
Ramon Tirona Avenue
Route 65 (Governor's Drive) Palapala Junction. Traffic light intersection.
Route 65 (Palapala Road) Traffic light intersection.
Silang Route 419 (Jose Rizal Avenue) North end of unnumbered highway
Silang - Banaybanay Road Traffic light intersection.
Route 410 (Jose Rizal Avenue) South end of unnumbered highway.
Buho-Amadeo Road
Tagaytay Route 410 (Tagaytay - Nasugbu Road) / Route 421 (Calamba Road), Talisay - Tagaytay Road Tagaytay Rotunda.
Route 413 (Mahogany Avenue)
Crisanto Mendoza de los Reyes AvenueAmadeo
Route 413 (Mahogany Avenue)
Route 404 – Mendez, Indang Mendez Junction.
Tagaytay - Alfonso boundary Route 410 (Tagaytay-Nasugbu Road) – Nasugbu Continuation beyond Tagaytay.
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi
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Coordinates: 14°17′4″N 120°57′35″E / 14.28444°N 120.95972°E / 14.28444; 120.95972