Alabang–Zapote Road

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Alabang–Zapote Road
Calle Real
Real Street
Zapote–Alabang Road
Route information
Maintained by Department of Public Works and Highways and Metropolitan Manila Development Authority
Length10.9 km (6.8 mi)
Component
highways
N411
Major junctions
West end E3 (Coastal Road) / N62 (Aguinaldo Boulevard) in Bacoor
 
East end N1 (Manila South Road) / N143 (Montillano Street) in Muntinlupa
Location
ProvincesMetro Manila, Cavite
Major citiesMuntinlupa, Las Piñas, Bacoor
Highway system
  • Roads in the Philippines
N410 (Philippines).svg N410N413 (Philippines).svg N413

Alabang–Zapote Road is a four-lane national road which travels east–west through the southern limits of Metro Manila, Philippines. It runs parallel to Dr. Santos Avenue in the north and is named for the two barangays that it links: Alabang in Muntinlupa and Zapote in Las Piñas.

From its eastern terminus at an interchange with South Luzon Expressway, Manila South Road, and Montillano Street, the road runs westwards for 10.2 kilometers (6.3 mi) to the junction with Diego Cera Avenue and Aguinaldo Highway. Since 1997, it also extends further west for several hundred meters connecting Las Piñas to its present terminus at Coastal Road (R-1) in Bacoor, Cavite.[1]

The road carries more than 70,000 vehicles per day as of 2016, and suffers from traffic jams. The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) listed Alabang–Zapote Road as a major traffic bottleneck point or choke point, and the Unified Vehicular Volume Reduction Program (UVVRP), or "color coding" scheme, is modified for the road to no longer include window hours.

The entire route is designated as National Route 411 (N411) of the Philippine highway network.[2]

History[edit]

Alabang–Zapote Road follows an old Spanish coastal trail that linked the Province of Manila to La Laguna and other southern provinces. It was called Calle Real (Spanish for "royal street") or Camino Real (Spanish for "royal way") which spanned from Ermita to Muntinlupa.[3] At present, only the Las Piñas-to-Muntinlupa section is called Calle Real or Real Street as an alternative name for the road. The rest of the route had been renamed to Del Pilar Street in the City of Manila, Harrison Avenue in Pasay, Elpidio Quirino Avenue in Parañaque, and Diego Cera Avenue in Las Piñas (from Manuyo Uno to Zapote).

Route description[edit]

The road begins at the junction of Manila South Road, Montillano Street, and South Luzon Expressway's Alabang Exit in Alabang, Muntinlupa, near Starmall Alabang. It then crosses into Filinvest City and Barangays Cupang and Ayala Alabang, where Alabang Town Center and the Madrigal Business Park are located, intersecting with Madrigal Avenue and Acacia Avenue. West of Daang Hari Road (Investment Drive), it then enters Las Piñas and Barangays Almanza Dos and Almanza Uno, where SM Southmall is located. From Marcos Alvarez Avenue to CAA Avenue-BF Resort Drive, the road traverses Barangays Talon Uno, Talon Dos, Talon Tres, and Talon Cuatro. It then traverses Barangays Pamplona Tres, Pamplona Dos, and Pamplona Uno as it goes past the Las Piñas City Hall, SM Center Las Piñas, and Starmall Las Piñas. A flyover and bridge was built in 1997 to connect Zapote, Las Piñas with Zapote, Bacoor (Longos) over the Zapote River where the road ends at an interchange with Coastal Road (CAVITEX). Electric power subtransmission lines by Meralco, placed on tall roadside posts, also shared by distribution lines, line almost the whole length of the road from Zapote in Las Piñas to Alabang in Muntinlupa and the proposed Las Piñas–Muntinlupa Expressway, which is worth 2.75 billion.

Traffic[edit]

Late afternoon rush hour along Alabang–Zapote Road near Pamplona in 2013.

As of July 2016, the Las Piñas Traffic Management Office reported more than 70,000 vehicles travelling on Alabang–Zapote Road daily, that already reached above its allowable capacity.[4] The road gained notoriety for its traffic jams, and it is listed by the Metro Manila Development Authority as a major traffic bottleneck area in south Metro Manila, along with other major roads leading to Ninoy Aquino International Airport, like Sucat Road, Andrews Avenue, and Domestic Road.[5] The Unified Vehicular Volume Reduction Program (UVVRP), or the "coding" scheme, is modified for Alabang–Zapote Road to have no "window hours".[6]

Intersections[edit]

Intersections in the list below are arranged by kilometer number, based on numbers on kilometer stones from Rizal Park in Manila, the Kilometer Zero.

Mainline[edit]

ProvinceCity/Municipalitykm[7]miDestinationsNotes
CaviteBacoor E3 (CAVITEX) / N62 (Aguinaldo Boulevard) – Kawit, ManilaWestern terminus. Access to Bacoor (Longos) Exit of CAVITEX. No left turn allowed from Alabang–Zapote Road.
Las Piñas-Talaba Diversion RoadNo access from opposite direction
West end of Zapote Flyover
Zapote RiverZapote Bridge 2
Las Piñas14.7739.180 N62 (Diego Cera Avenue)Western terminus. Access to Las Piñas Bamboo Organ Church.
15.0009.321East end of Zapote Flyover
Fruto Santos Avenue (Tramo Street)
16.40010.190Doña Manuela Avenue
16.80010.439C.V. Starr AvenueServes Starmall Las Piñas and BF Resort
17.50010.874Manila Times Street / Aria StreetServes University of Perpetual Help System DALTA - Las Piñas
18.67011.601CAA Road / BF Resort AvenueServes BF Resort
20.07312.473Marcos Alvarez Avenue
22.10013.732Concha Cruz DriveServes BF Homes
Muntinlupa22.38613.910Investment Drive – Daang Hari, San Pedro
22.55014.012Acacia AvenueServes Madrigal Business Park and Ayala Alabang Village
22.71414.114Don Manolo DriveServes Alabang Hills and San Beda College Alabang
23.04814.321Madrigal AvenueServes Alabang Town Center and Ayala Alabang Village
24.02314.927Filinvest AvenueLeft turns allowed from Skyway only
SkywayEntrance and exit
North BridgewayServes Northgate Cyberzone
24.38115.150North Bridgeway / Spectrum MidwayServes Vivere Hotel Alabang and Festival Alabang
24.70715.352Corporate AvenueServes South Station, Filinvest Corporate City, Crimson Hotel and Festival Alabang
24.95615.507 N142 (Montillano Street) / Market StreetNo left turns
25.09915.596 N1 (Manila South Road) / N142 (Montillano Street)Eastern terminus. Access from Manila South Road only.
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Spur[edit]

The entire route will be located in Muntinlupa. This 258-meter (846 ft) segment[2] in Alabang has no official kilometer count. 

kmmiDestinationsNotes
N411 (Alabang-Zapote Road) / Market StreetWestern terminus. Connection with main route. No left turns from the westbound lane of Alabang–Zapote Road mainline.
N1 (Manila South Road)Eastern terminus. Access to Manila South Road northbound is closed; accessible via U-turn slot beneath Alabang Viaduct.
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ Flyover construction rushed for Christmas published by Manila Standard; accessed October 17, 2013.
  2. ^ a b "Road and Bridge Inventory". www.dpwh.gov.ph. Retrieved July 6, 2020.
  3. ^ Rebirth of Taft Avenue published by the Manila Bulletin; accessed October 17, 2013.
  4. ^ "Las Piñas LGU on traffic problem: moratorium on franchise issuance, Task Force Ayos Trapiko". Government of the Republic of the Philippines. Philippine Information Agency. July 18, 2016. Archived from the original on January 24, 2017. Retrieved May 17, 2017.
  5. ^ Frialde, Mike (July 7, 2016). "Traffic choke points in Metro Manila identified". The Philippine Star. Philstar. Retrieved May 17, 2017.
  6. ^ Ramirez, Robertzon (October 18, 2016). "18 roads added to coding scheme". The Philippine Star. Philstar. Retrieved May 17, 2017.
  7. ^ Some distances from 2016 DPWH Atlas road data for Las Piñas-Muntinlupa District Engineering Office. Most distances are approximates.

Coordinates: 14°26′12″N 121°0′24″E / 14.43667°N 121.00667°E / 14.43667; 121.00667