Carmona Diversion Road
|Maintained by Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) -
Cavite 1st District Engineering Office
Cavite 2nd District Engineering Office
Cavite Sub-District District Engineering Office
Laguna 2nd District Engineering Office
|Length:||58.3 km (36.2 mi)|
|East end:||Soro-soro Bridge in Biñan City, Laguna|
|West end:||Palay-palay Junction in Ternate, Cavite|
|Major cities:||Biñan, Dasmariñas, General Trias, Trece Martires|
|Towns:||Carmona, General Mariano Alvarez, Tanza, Naic, Maragondon, Ternate|
Roads in the Philippines
The Governor's Drive is a 2 to 9 lane, 58.3-kilometre (36.2 mi), network of primary and secondary highways, and bridges transversing through the central cities and towns in the province of Cavite, Philippines. It is the widest of the three major highways located in the province, the others are Aguinaldo Highway and Antero Soriano Highway.
The eastern terminus of the highway is at Soro-soro bridge in Biñan City, Laguna then it travels along Carmona, General Mariano Alvarez, Dasmariñas City, General Trias City, Trece Martires City, southern Tanza, crosses Antero Soriano Highway in Naic and ends at palay-palay junction in Ternate.
The highway is mostly concrete paved, while some other parts are currently being rehabilitated and being overlaid with asphalt.
Dasmariñas to Biñan
Governor's Drive towards the provincial boundary with Laguna starts near SM City Dasmariñas at the Palapala intersection with Aguinaldo Highway. It then winds eastward, as it nears Manila Memorial Park, just on the side of the highway. It intersects Paliparan Road and then enters General Mariano Alvarez through a bridge on the Dasmariñas-GMA boundary. It passes through GMA's town centre before curving northeast at the GMA-Carmona boundary. At Carmona, it mostly runs through the town's industrial areas and bypasses the town centre on the north. It soon crosses the South Luzon Expressway and enters Biñan, where it continues as General Malvar Street. The Bay-Biñan transmission line of National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) will parallel the highway from SLEX to Biñan Substation.
Dasmariñas to Ternate
Governor's Drive toward Ternate starts also at the intersection with Aguinaldo Highway at Palapala, near Robinsons Place Dasmariñas. It is mostly a 6-lane highway when it runs westward towards General Trias. The highway passes through the western barangays of Dasmariñas, and then enters General Trias. It soon intersects Arnaldo Highway near the San Miguel and Purefoods-Hormel factories. The highway soon crosses Crisanto Mendoza de los Reyes Avenue at Manggahan. Then, it enters Trece Martires at Pulunan Bridge. Afterwards, it passes over Trece Martires city proper and continues toward Naic.
After passing Trece Martires, Governor's Drive continues westward on a slightly winding route toward Naic. It soon enters Naic, turns left toward Ternate, and intersects with Naic-Indang Road. The highway follows a straight route, turning right and soon ends at the bridge over the Maragondon River near Ternate.
Landmarks and locations
The Governor's Drive is also home to many known places and landmarks. Such malls like SM City Dasmariñas, SM City Trece Martires, Robinsons Place Dasmariñas, Puregold San Agustin (Trece Martires), Puregold Hugo Perez (Trece Martires), Walter Mart General Trias, Walter Mart Trece Martires and Walter Mart Carmona are located along the highway. Many industrial estates and factory plants are also located here such as the Golden Mile Business Park, People's Technology Complex, Mountview Industrial Complex, Grandville Industrial Complex, Dasmariñas Technopark, Monterey Meat Plant, the First Cavite Industrial Estate, Purefoods-Hormel Plant, Magnolia Plant, Sugarland Estates, Eagle Ridge Golf Course and the Royal Tern Ceramics Philippines.
Dasmariñas - Biñan
|Cavite||Dasmariñas [A]||34.408||21.380||Route 419 (Aguinaldo Highway)||Palapala Junction.|
|Route 65 (Palapala Road)|
|General Mariano Alvarez||39||24||Paliparan Road|
|46.296||28.767||Route 65 (Rizal Street)||Roundabout. Route number change from N65 to N651.|
|48.723||30.275||Route 65 (Rizal Street)||Roundabout. Route number change from N651 to N65.|
|49||30||E2 / AH26 (SLEX/South Luzon Tollway) – Manila, Calamba|
|Cavite - Laguna boundary||Carmona - Biñan boundary||50.341–
|Soro-soro Bridge. Cavite - Laguna 2nd highway boundary|
|Laguna||Biñan [B]||34.28||21.30||Route 1 (National Highway/Daang Maharlika/Pan-Philippine highway)||Continuation to Laguna as General Malvar Street. Traffic light intersection.|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi
Dasmariñas - Ternate
|Dasmariñas [C]||31.232||19.407||Route 419 (Aguinaldo Highway)||Palapala Junction.|
|Dasmariñas - General Trias boundary||37.239–
|Cavite Sub-District - Cavite highway boundary|
|General Trias||37||23||Arnaldo Highway|
|39||24||Crisanto Mendoza de los Reyes Avenue/Governor Ferrer Avenue||Manggahan Junction.|
|Route 64 (Tanza - Trece Martires Road)/Route 404 (Trece Martires-Indang Road)||Route number change from N65 to N403.|
|Trece Martires - Naic boundary||51.546–
|Cavite - Cavite 2nd highway boundary|
|Route 402 (Antero Soriano Highway)||Change to unnumbered highway.|
|Route 402 (Naic - Indang Road)||Change to numbered route, N405|
|Maragondon||53.464||33.221||Route 406 (Maragondon-Magallanes Road)|
|Ternate||56||35||Route 407 (Ternate - Nasugbu Road)|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi
- Aguinaldo Highway
- Antero Soriano Highway
- Transportation in the Philippines
- Department of Public Works and Highways (Philippines)
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