MacArthur Highway

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MacArthur Highway
Manila North Road
Radial Road 9
MacArthur Highway in Barangay Lara, San Fernando, Pampanga
Route information
Length500.0 km (310.7 mi)
  • R-9 R-9
  • N2 from Guiguinto to Laoag
  • N1 from Caloocan to Guiguinto
Major junctions
South end AH26 / N1 (EDSA) / N120 (Samson Road) / N150 (Rizal Avenue Extension) in Monumento, Caloocan
North end N1 / AH26 (Maharlika Highway) in Laoag, Ilocos Norte
Major citiesAngeles, Batac, Caloocan, Candon, Laoag, Mabalacat, Malabon, Malolos, Meycauayan, San Fernando (La Union), San Fernando (Pampanga), Tarlac City, Urdaneta, Valenzuela
TownsAgoo, Apalit, Aringay, Bacnotan, Badoc, Balagtas, Balaoan, Bamban, Bangar, Bantay, Bauang, Binalonan, Bocaue, Caba, Cabugao, Calumpit, Capas, Currimao, Gerona, Guiguinto, Luna, Magsingal, Marilao, Minalin, Moncada, Narvacan, Paniqui, Pinili, Pozorrubio, Rosales, Rosario, San Esteban, San Ildefonso, San Juan (Ilocos Sur), San Juan (La Union), San Manuel (Tarlac), San Nicolas, San Simon, Santa, Santa Cruz, Santa Lucia, Santa Maria, Santiago, Santo Domingo, Santo Tomas (La Union), Santo Tomas (Pampanga), Sinait, Sison, Sudipen, Tagudin, Villasis
Highway system
Roads in the Philippines

The MacArthur Highway, officially the Manila North Road (MNR), is a 500-kilometer (310 mi), two-to-six lane, national primary highway in Luzon, Philippines.


MacArthur Highway was built in sections beginning in 1928 during the American colonial period.[1] It followed much of the route of the old Manila Railroad line from Manila to Dagupan. It was named Highway 3 and was also called Route 3 in early U.S. military records.[2] The highway eventually reached the Ilocos provinces in the north and became known as the Manila North Road spanning a distance of over 500 km (310 mi).[3]

On June 17, 1961, the section of the Manila North Road between Manila and Pangasinan was renamed in honor of the Liberator of the Philippines during World War II, General Douglas MacArthur.[2][4]

Route description[edit]

MacArthur Highway is a toll-free, two- to eight-lane national road that stretches for 500 km (310 mi) from the Bonifacio Monument in Caloocan to the northern province of Ilocos Norte, passing through three cities in Metro Manila (Caloocan, Malabon, and Valenzuela), three provinces of Central Luzon (Bulacan, Pampanga and Tarlac), and four provinces of the Ilocos Region (Pangasinan, La Union, Ilocos Sur and Ilocos Norte).[3]

The highway parallels the North Luzon Expressway from Epifanio de los Santos Avenue (EDSA) to Mabalacat, the Subic–Clark–Tarlac Expressway from Mabalacat to Tarlac City, and the Tarlac–Pangasinan–La Union Expressway from Tarlac City to Rosario.

The entire road consists of series of the new route numbering system by the Department of Public Works and Highways. From Malabon to Guiguinto, it is the component of National Route 1 (N1) and the rest of the route up to Laoag is entirely designated as the National Route 2 (N2) of the Philippine highway network. It is also a component of R-9 of Manila's arterial road network.


Metro ManilaCaloocan9.014–
N1 / AH26 (Epifanio delos Santos Avenue) / N120 (Samson Road) – Cubao, NavotasBonifacio Monument. Continues south as Rizal Avenue.
Malabon9.7506.058Governor Pascual AvenuePinagtipunan Circle. Serves Malabon Zoo.
Valenzuela12.6347.850General T. De Leon Street
13.2258.218 E5 (North Luzon Expressway Karuhatan Link)Diamond interchange with NLEX Harbor Link.
13.7388.536 N118 (Maysan Road)
14.3568.920Governor I. Santiago Road
16.18810.059G. Lazaro Street
16.22510.082T. Santiago Street
17.12010.638M.H. Del Pilar Street
Central LuzonBulacanMeycauayan19.14611.897 N117 (Malhacan Road) / Pacheco Road
Bocaue26.87916.702Governor Fortunato Halili Avenue
Balagtas30.34218.854Bantayan Street – Bulakan
Guiguinto36.00722.374 N1 (Daang Maharlika) / E1 (NLEx Tabang Spur Road) – Baliuag, Cabanatuan, ManilaCloverleaf interchange. Route number changes from N1 to N2.
Malolos41.00025.476Paseo de Congreso Street / Mabini Street – Malolos city proper, Plaridel
Calumpit48.75030.292 N115 (Pulilan Regional Road) – Pulilan
BulacanPampanga boundaryCalumpit-Apalit boundary51.320–
Sulipan Bridge over Pampanga River
PampangaApalit54.32033.753Apalit–Macabebe Road, Pigulut Road – Macabebe
54.55133.896San Vicente–Apalit Road
San Simon57.90035.977Salusu Street – San Simon town proper, Baliuag
59.20036.785Quezon Road – NLEx, Mexico, Arayat
Santo Tomas63.51139.464Santo Tomas–Minalin Road – Santo Tomas, Minalin
San Fernando65.55140.732General Hizon Avenue – San Fernando city proper
Consunji Street – Mexico
B. Mendoza Avenue – San Fernando city proper
69.53543.207 N3 (Jose Abad Santos Avenue)
Lazatin Boulevard
N216 (Filipino-American Friendship Highway) – Clark Freeport
Angeles81.18750.447 N217 (Santo Rosario Street) – Angeles city proper
83.25051.729Santo Entierro Street, Pandan Road – NLEx, Magalang
85.00052.817 N217 (Henson Street) – Angeles city proper, Porac
86.00053.438Aniceto Gueco Avenue – NLEx, MagalangServes Marquee Mall
86.15053.531Manuel A. Roxas Highway – SCTEx, Clark FreeportAccess to SM City Clark.
PampangaMabalacat87.65854.468 N215 (Dau Access Road) – North Luzon Expressway
89.90055.861 E1 (Clark Spur Road) – NLEX, ManilaEastbound entrance and westbound exit.
92.75057.632 N213 (Magalang–Mabalacat Road) – NLEX, Magalang
94.60058.782 E1 (SCTEX) – Tarlac City, BaguioDolores Exit of SCTEx.
Sacobia River97.468–
Bamban Bridge
TarlacBamban97.77660.755Bamban Road – Bamban town proper
100.00062.137Bamban Road – Bamban town proper
Capas106.46566.154Santo Rosario Street – Camp O'Donnell, San Jose
107.00066.487 N213 (Capas–Concepcion Road) – Concepcion, SCTEX, Magalang
Tarlac City118.00073.322Hacienda Luisita Access Road – SCTEX
123.20376.555 N55 (P. Zamora Avenue) – Camiling, Dagupan
123.20376.555 N58 (Santa Rosa–Tarlac Road) – SCTEX, TPLEX, La Paz, Cabanatuan
125.75078.137Tarlac Bypass Road
126.00078.293Ninoy Aquino Boulevard
126.34678.508Tarlac–Victoria Road – TPLEX, Victoria
Gerona136.25084.662Gerona–Victoria Road – Victoria
136.99885.127Gerona Poblacion Road – Gerona town proper
138.00085.749Gerona–Pura Road, Gerona–Santa Ignacia Road – TPLEX, Pura
139.00086.371Gerona Poblacion Road – Gerona town proper
Paniqui143.93489.436 N242 (Zamora Street) – Paniqui town proper
145.58890.464Paniqui–Ramos Road – TPLEX, Ramos
145.76490.574 N242 (Paniqui–Camiling Road) – Camiling town properTraffic light intersection
146.2590.88 N242 (Paniqui–Camiling Road)
Moncada151.00093.827Moncada–Anao Road – TPLEX, Anao
San Manuel158.87098.717Barangay Santo 1 Road
Ilocos RegionPangasinanRosales171.146106.345 N56 (Carmen–Rosales Road) / N212 (Carmen–Alcala Road) – TPLEX, Rosales, Bayambang
Villasis173.375107.730Villasis–Asingan Road – Asingan
173.847108.024 N211 (Villasis–Malasiqui–San Carlos Road) – Rosales, San Carlos
Urdaneta181.710112.909 N57 (Urdaneta–Dagupan Road) – Dagupan
Urdaneta–Asingan Road – Asingan
Traffic light intersection
182.000113.090Urdaneta–Manaoag Road – ManaoagTraffic light intersection
184.100114.394 E1 (TPLEX) – Manila
Binalonan189.514117.759 N210 (Mangaldan–Manaoag–Binalonan Road) – TPLEX, Manaoag, Mangaldan
McKinley Street – San Manuel, Asingan
191.200118.806Pardo de Tavera Street, Magilas Trail
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Ilocos Region[edit]


See also[edit]


  1. ^ "A window into Valenzuela City's past". BusinessMirror. Archived from the original on 14 August 2014. Retrieved 14 August 2014.
  2. ^ a b The MacArthur Highway and Other Relics of American Empire in the Philippines. Joseph P. McCallus. Retrieved 14 August 2014.
  3. ^ a b "Jica, World Bank to maintain 500-km MacArthur Highway". BusinessMirror. Archived from the original on 14 August 2014. Retrieved 14 August 2014.
  4. ^ "Republic Act No. 3080". Chan Robles. Retrieved 14 August 2014.

Coordinates: 15°33′09″N 120°20′43″E / 15.5525°N 120.3452°E / 15.5525; 120.3452