MacArthur Highway

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MacArthur Highway
  • Manila North Road
  • Radial Road 9
MacArthur Highway in Balibago, Angeles, Pampanga
Route information
Length: 500.0 km (310.7 mi)
Component
highways:
  • R-9 R-9
  • N2 (Philippines).svg N2 from Guiguinto to Laoag
  • N1 (Philippines).svg 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 in Laoag, Ilocos Norte
Location
Major cities:
Towns:
Highway system
Roads in the Philippines
Highways | Expressways (list)

MacArthur Highway, also officially named the Manila North Road (MNR), is a major highway in northwestern Luzon, an island in the Philippines. This two- to six-lane national road 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).[1]

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. It is a component of N2 of the Philippine highway network and R-9 of Manila's arterial road network.

History[edit]

MacArthur Highway was built in sections beginning in 1928 during the American colonial period.[2] 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.[3] 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).[1]

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.[3][4]

Intersections[edit]

Region Province City/Municipality km mi Destinations Notes
Metro Manila Caloocan 9.014–
9.209
5.601–
5.722
N1 / AH26 (EDSA) / N120 (Samson Road) – Cubao, Navotas Bonifacio Monument. Continues south as Rizal Avenue
Malabon 9.750 6.058 Pinagtipunan Circle, Governor Pascual Avenue Serves Malabon Zoo
Valenzuela 12.634 7.850 General T. De Leon Street
13.225 8.218 E5 (NLEX Karuhatan Link) Future diamond interchange with NLEX Harbor Link
13.738 8.536 N118 (Maysan Road)
14.356 8.920 Governor I. Santiago Road, Rincon Road
16.188 10.059 G. Lazaro Street
16.225 10.082 T. Santiago Street
17.120 10.638 M.H. Del Pilar Street
Central Luzon Bulacan Meycauayan 19.146 11.897 N118 (Malhacan Road), Pacheco Road
Bocaue 26.879 16.702 Governor Fortunato Halili Avenue
Balagtas 30.342 18.854 Bantayan Street – Bulakan
Guiguinto 36.007 22.374 N1 (Daang Maharlika) / E1 (NLEX/Tabang Spur Road) – Baliuag, Cabanatuan, Manila Cloverleaf interchange. MacArthur Highway follows N2.
Malolos 41.000 25.476 Paseo de Congreso Street, Mabini Street – Malolos city proper, Plaridel
Calumpit 48.750 30.292 N115 (Pulilan–Calumpit Road) – Pulilan
Pampanga River 51.320–
51.327
31.889–
31.893
Sulipan Bridge
Pampanga Apalit 54.320 33.753 Apalit–Macabebe Road, Pigulut Road – Macabebe
54.551 33.896 San Vicente–Apalit Road
San Simon 57.900 35.977 Salusu Street – San Simon town proper, Baliuag
59.200 36.785 Quezon Road – NLEX, Mexico, Arayat
Santo Tomas 63.511 39.464 Santo Tomas–Minalin Road – Santo Tomas, Minalin
San Fernando 65.551 40.732 General Hizon Avenue – San Fernando city proper
Consunji Street – Mexico
B. Mendoza Avenue – San Fernando city proper
69.535 43.207 N3 (Jose Abad Santos Avenue)
Lazatin Boulevard
N216 (Friendship Highway) – Clark Freeport
Angeles 81.187 50.447 N217 (Santo Rosario Street) – Angeles city proper
83.250 51.729 Santo Entierro Street, Pandan Road – NLEX, Magalang
85.000 52.817 N217 (Henson Street) – Angeles city proper, Porac
86.000 53.438 Aniceto Gueco Avenue – NLEX, Magalang Serves Marquee Mall
86.150 53.531 Manuel A. Roxas Highway – SCTEX, Clark Freeport Access to SM City Clark
Pampanga Mabalacat 87.658 54.468 N215 (Dau Access Road) – NLEX
89.900 55.861 E1 (Clark Spur Road) – NLEX, Manila Eastbound entrance and westbound exit.
92.750 57.632 N213 (Magalang–Mabalacat Road) – NLEX, Magalang
94.600 58.782 E1 (SCTEX) – Tarlac City, Baguio Dolores Exit of SCTEX.
Sacobia River 97.468–
97.473
60.564–
60.567
Bamban Bridge
Tarlac Bamban 97.776 60.755 Bamban Road – Bamban town proper
100.000 62.137 Bamban Road – Bamban town proper
Capas 106.465 66.154 Santo Rosario Street – Camp O'Donnell, San Jose
107.000 66.487 N213 (Capas–Concepcion Road) – Concepcion, SCTEX, Magalang
Tarlac City 118.000 73.322 Hacienda Luisita Access Road – SCTEX
123.203 76.555 N55 (P. Zamora Avenue) – Camiling, Dagupan
123.203 76.555 N58 (Santa Rosa–Tarlac Road) – SCTEX, TPLEX, La Paz, Cabanatuan
125.750 78.137 Tarlac Bypass Road
126.000 78.293 Ninoy Aquino Boulevard
126.346 78.508 Tarlac–Victoria Road – TPLEX, Victoria
Gerona 136.250 84.662 Gerona–Victoria Road – Victoria
136.998 85.127 Gerona Poblacion Road – Gerona town proper
138.000 85.749 Gerona–Pura Road, Gerona–Santa Ignacia Road – TPLEX, Pura
139.000 86.371 Gerona Poblacion Road – Gerona town proper
Paniqui 143.934 89.436 N242 (Zamora Street) – Paniqui town proper
145.588 90.464 Paniqui–Ramos Road – TPLEX, Ramos
145.764 90.574 N242 (Paniqui–Camiling Road) – Camiling town proper Traffic light intersection
146.25 90.88 N242 (Paniqui–Camiling Road)
Moncada 151.000 93.827 Moncada–Anao Road – TPLEX, Anao
San Manuel 158.870 98.717 Barangay Santo 1 Road
Ilocos Region Pangasinan Rosales 171.146 106.345 N56 (Carmen–Rosales Road) / N212 (Carmen–Alcala Road) – TPLEX, Rosales, Bayambang
Villasis 173.375 107.730 Villasis–Asingan Road – Asingan
173.847 108.024 N211 (Villasis–Malasiqui–San Carlos Road) – Rosales, San Carlos
Urdaneta 181.710 112.909 N57 (Urdaneta–Dagupan Road) – Dagupan
Urdaneta–Asingan Road – Asingan
Traffic light intersection
182.000 113.090 Urdaneta–Manaoag Road – Manaoag Traffic light intersection
184.100 114.394 E1 (TPLEX) – Manila
Binalonan 189.514 117.759 N210 (Mangaldan–Manaoag–Binalonan Road) – TPLEX, Manaoag, Mangaldan
McKinley Street – San Manuel,Asingan
191.200 118.806 Pardo de Tavora Street, Magilas Trail
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Ilocos Region[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Jica, World Bank to maintain 500-km MacArthur Highway". BusinessMirror. Retrieved 14 August 2014. 
  2. ^ "A window into Valenzuela City's past". BusinessMirror. Retrieved 14 August 2014. 
  3. ^ a b The MacArthur Highway and Other Relics of American Empire in the Philippines. Joseph P. McCallus. 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