Bataan Provincial Expressway
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|Bataan Provincial Highway
|Length:||68 km (42 mi)|
|From:||Route 3 (Jose Abad Santos Avenue) – Dinalupihan, Bataan|
|To:||Roman Boulevard – Mariveles, Bataan|
Roads in the Philippines
The Bataan Provincial Expressway, also known as the Bataan Provincial Highway or the Roman Superhighway, is a toll two-lane expressway that connects Bataan to the provinces of the Central Luzon region in the Philippines.
The expressway is owned by the province of Bataan and is operated by Tollways Management Corporation – the operator of both North Luzon Expressway, Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway and Subic-Tipo Expressway.
Despite being an expressway, the entire roadway is designated as N301 of the Philippine highway network.
The expressway begins in Layac, Dinalupihan at a t-junction with the Jose Abad Santos Avenue (Olongapo-Gapan Road). It then passes through Dinalupihan, Hermosa, Orani, Samal, Abucay, Balanga, Pilar, Orion, Limay, and Mariveles.
Eleven major power lines with voltages of 69,000 and 230,000 cross, intersect, and parallel the highway at specific portions. These are Limay-Hermosa, Hermosa-Limay (69kV for all variant of power poles and 230kV for steel lattice structures), Orion-BNPP, Limay-FAB, Limay-PPDC Lines 1 and 2, Limay-GNPower, and Limay-SMC Consolidated Power Plant transmission lines, all belong to National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP), and three distribution lines owned by Penelco which are the distribution line from Abucay-Penelco Balanga Substation, Lucanin-Alasasin, and Alasasin-Poblacion. Aside from the lines mentioned in the previous sentence, some other Penelco and National Transmission Corporation (TransCo; for distribution facilities that are located within Freeport Area of Bataan (FAB) compound) distribution lines also parallel and cross to it.
Many residential areas, government facilities, car shops, malls, and other establishments are built along side the highway, such as Toyota Bataan, Haima Cars Bataan, Nissan Bataan, Shakey's Restaurant, Penelco main office, Vista Mall Bataan, and many more.
- Name: Roman Superhighway
- Concession holder: Bataan
- Operator: Tollways Management Corporation
- Length: 68 kilometres (42 miles)
- Highway exits: 12
- Toll plazas: None
- Rest and Service Areas: 13
- Minimum Height Clearance on Underpasses: 5.99 metres (19.7 ft)
Toll collection is not implemented now.
(Cars, Motorcycles, SUVs, Jeepneys)
(Buses, Light Trucks)
- First Philippine Infrastructure Development Corporation
- Leighton Asia Limited
- Egis Projects S.A of France
Currently, BPEX is maintained by the Bataan provincial government through Department of Public Works and Highways Bataan 1st and 2nd Districts. Like other main roads within the province, such as the Dinalupihan and Hermosa portions of Jose Abad Santos Avenue (JASA), traffic is enforced by Metro Bataan Development Authority (MBDA).
Kilometer number is based on Rizal Park which is designates as kilometer zero. Layac is in kilometer 100. All exit numbers begin in Layac.
|Kilometer No. (Rizal Park-basis)||Kilometer No. (Layac-basis)||Exit||Barangay||Municipality||Remarks|
|100||1||Layac Junction/Layac Toll Barrier||Layac||Dinalupihan||This is the northern terminus of the expressway, where Jose Abad Santos Avenue (Olongapo-Gapan Road) terminates eastward to Dinalupihan town proper. Proceeding further south goes to Barangay Palihan. This is also the beginning of the open system of BPEx.|
|100||1||SCTEx Exit||Palihan||Hermosa||Directly connects the expressway with Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway through a spur road. Dinalupihan exit toll gates are situated at the end of the spur road. This is taken by motorists bound for Subic, Clark, Manila, Tarlac and Baguio City, instead of taking OG Road.|
|101||2||Culis Crossing Exit/Palihan Exit||Culis-Palihan||In this current point, the expressway sunders into two roads: one leading to the town propers (or commonly known as "looban"; also known as the Old National Road) and one leading to the main expressway. The new Hermosa Public Market can be visibly seen in the southbound lanes.|
|106||7||Pag-asa Exit/Doña Exit||Doña-Pag-asa-Mulawin||Orani||Exits to Barangay Pag-asa in the west and Barangay Mulawin in the east. Orani town proper can be accessed through Gov. Pascual Sr. Avenue in Barangay Talahib. Meanwhile, Barangay Tala and Sitio Kinahigan can be reached by ascending into Barangay Pag-asa. This is where the parish of St. Josephine Bakhita and its leprosy center can be found.|
|108 Northbound||9 Northbound||Imelda Exit||Imelda||Samal||Southbound vehicles can only access to this exit. It leads to Barangay Imelda proper and Barangay San Juan through Sitio Ibayo.|
|109||10||Gugo Exit||Gugo||Exits to Barangay Gugo. Going straight east leads to Gugo barangay proper and Barangay Palili. Bataan Peninsula State University-Abucay (formerly known as BNAS) can also be reached through this exit. Meanwhile, going west exits to Barangay Calaguiman West and Barangay Sapa. You can also reach Samal town proper through this way.|
|112||13||Mabatang Toll Barrier||Mabatang||Abucay||The open system ends here. All exits beyond this point are of the closed system.|
|113 Northbound||14 Northbound||Mabatang Exit||Mabatang-Calaylayan||This is the first closed system basis exit motorists will encounter. Leads to the Mabatang Vicinal Road which then exits to Mabatang barangay proper.|
|116||17||Gabon Exit||Laon-Gabon||Exits to Decena Ave. which leads to Abucay town proper, Calaylayan and Capitangan proper. The Raven Resort can be seen in the roadside. Gabon and Laon barangay propers meanwhile can be reached eastwards.|
|119||20||Tuyo Exit/Fourlane Exit||Tuyo||Balanga||Leads to Barangay Tuyo proper via Enrique Garcia Sr. Avenue (EGSA), Don Pepe Village and Fourlane Heights. Most vehicles bound for Mariveles or Manila via BPEx exits here. PENELCO main substation office can be visible from the highway. Going east takes you to St. Joseph's College of Balanga, St. Claire Monastery and upper Tuyo.|
|120||21||Tenejero Exit||Tenejero||Exits to Tenejero proper, Bataan capitol building, Bataan Peninsula State University Main Campus (formerly BANSAT), Bataan General Hospital, Barangays Ibayo and Poblacion via A. Banzon St. Vehicles bound for Camacho, Doña Francisca Subdivision, Pilar town proper and St. Rose Homes can also take this exit. Going right leads to Barangay Bagong Silang and Munting Batangas.|
|124||25||Ala-uli Exit||Ala-uli||Pilar||Intersects with Gov. J.J Linao Road which starts from the Flaming Sword monument in Barangay Panilao. Eastbound lies Barangay Ala-uli, Bataan Government Center in Liyang, Nagwaling, Diwa, and Mount Samat Shrine. Buses headed for Morong and Bagac can turn right here. While westbound lies Pilar town proper.|
|127||28||Santo Domingo Exit/Capot Exit||General Lim (Capot)||Orion||Exits to Camino Road in the west via Santo Domingo and Calungusan and Barangay General Lim in the east. This is an alternate route for vehicles coming from General Lim bound for Orion town proper.|
|129||30||Bilolo Exit/Sabatan Exit||Bilolo-Sabatan||Goes to Orion town proper via Barangay Bilolo in the west. Bataan School of Fisheries is visible in the roadside. Turning east lies Barangay Upper Sabatan and Sitio San Lorenzo. This serves as a stop-over for buses heading for Mariveles.|
|131 Northbound||32 Northbound||Daan Pare Exit||Daan Pare||This is where the Old National Road and BPEx intersects temporarily. Taking this exit takes you to Daan Pare proper, JRI Orion, St. Michael the Archangel Academy and Orion proper. TESDA Bataan branch can also be reached through this exit. Accessible for northbound vehicles only.|
|133 Southbound||34 Southbound||Putting Buhangin Exit||Putting Buhangin||The two roads sunder again at this point. Goes to Orion Port and Barangay Putting Buhangin. Limay town proper can also be reached here.|
|135||36||Reformista Exit||Reformista||Limay||Goes to Limay town proper via Barangays Reformista and Wawa. Limay Polytechnic College can also be accessible by tricycle via this exit. Meanwhile, sitio Tondol can be reached by turning right. This leads to an ascending road leading to Tondol proper.|
|136||37||Townsite Exit/Kitang Exit||Townsite||Exits to De Ocampo Street. The overpass above the expressway serves as a bridge between both lanes. Going left exits to Barangay Townsite proper and Kitang I. Going right exits to Barangay Kitang 2 and Bo. Luz.|
|138 Northbound||39 Northbound||Alangan Exit||Alangan-Bo. Roxas||This exit permanently diverges the two roads, thus at this point, the Old National Road ends. Taking this exit leads you to Petron Turbine Station, Barangays Landing, St. Francis I (Bo. Roxas), and Barangay lower Alangan.|
|141 Southbound||42 Southbound||Arsenal Vicinal Exit||Lamao||Exits to Arsenal Road and the Old Arsenal Area. Southbound vehicles only can access to this road.|
|142 Northbound||43 Northbound||Lamao Exit||Goes to Barangay Lamao proper. Only tricycles and lighter vehicles can access to St. Roche Parish, Lamao Port, Lamao National High School and the Surrender of Bataan memorial marker.|
|144||45||Alion Exit||Batangas II||Mariveles||Goes to Batangas II proper and Barangay Alion in the west. Bayview Village can be accessed across the road if you are bound for Mariveles. Power plants incorporated with Petron are located in the mountainside if you are heading for Manila.|
|149||50||Old Cabcaben/Cabcaben East/Townsite Exit||Townsite-Cabcaben||This is the site of the old municipality of Cabcaben, when it was still separated from the corregimiento of Mariveles in the 18th and 19th centuries. Going west is Barangay Townsite.|
|152||53||Cabcaben West/New Cabcaben/Mountain View Exit||Mountain View||Exits to Mountain View Village Gate 2. Meanwhile, vehicles bound westward can visit ports which offer free rides to Corregidor. Blessed Regina Protmann Catholic School can be seen at the roadside.|
|156||57||MAAP Road/Tarak Ridge/Alas-asin Exit||Alas-asin||This is a connection between Kamaya Point Road which then leads to the Maritime Academy of Asia and the Pacific and its surrounding premises and BPEx. Meanwhile, Tarak Ridge can be visibly seen in the roadside and hikers can take the east exit to ascend to Mount Mariveles.|
|158||59||FAB Gate Exit/Old Zigzag Road||Motorists have the option whether to take Nassco Road which exits to Barangay Sisiman and Baseco Country (Nassco Homes) or the old Zigzag road which directly connects with Mindanao Avenue in FAB (Freeport Area of Bataan) area.|
|159||60||Sisiman Toll Barrier||Sisiman||The closed system ends here.|
|160||61||Sisiman Exit||Only light vehicles can safely terminate to Barangay Sisiman due to the landscape of the road. Large vehicles need to take extra care in taking this exit.|
|162||63||FAB Exit/Mindanao Avenue Exit||FAB area||This is the end of the Roman Superhighway, where the Nassco Road and Zigzag road intersect in Barangay Malaya, FAB Compound.|
|164||65||Poblacion Exit||Poblacion||BPEx officially ends at the intersection of Zalavaria Street and Gen. Ricarte Street. The Zero Kilometre Death March Marker can be seen from the road as well as the municipal hall.|
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