Quirino Highway

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Quirino Highway
Quirino Highway in Tungkong Mangga, San Jose del Monte near the boundary with North Caloocan
Route information
Major junctions
Beltway around Quezon City, North Caloocan, and San Jose del Monte
South end: North Luzon Expressway, Quezon City
  Regalado Avenue
Mindanao Avenue
North Luzon Expressway
Gen. Luis St.
Maligaya Drive
Almar-Zabarte Road
Commonwealth Avenue
Bocaue-San Jose del Monte Road or (Sta.Maria-Tungkong Mangga Road)
Igay Road
North end: Brgy. Bigte, Norzagaray, Bulacan
Major cities: Quezon City, North Caloocan, San Jose del Monte
Towns: Norzagaray
Highway system
Roads in the Philippines
Highways | Expressways (list)
Quirino Highway at Tungkong Manga, San Jose del Monte

Quirino Highway, formerly called the Manila-del Monte Garay Road or Ipo Road, is a highway located in Quezon City, Philippines which spans from 4 to 8 lanes. It is one of the major roads in Metro Manila and is part of Radial Road 7 (R-7).

The highway starts from Norzagaray, Bulacan and passes through the areas of San Jose del Monte, Malaria, Pangarap, and Lagro in Caloocan, Novaliches, C-5 Road, Tandang Sora and ends Balintawak Cloverleaf in North Luzon Expressway in Quezon City. It is also the alternate route for going to Baliuag and up to Cagayan Valley via Cagayan Valley Road.

List of Intersections[edit]

Intersection Jeepney Label Location Route Description
NLEX interchange Balintawak Ibabaw/Balonbato Balintawak, Quezon City This is southern terminus of Quirino Highway. Northbound goes to NLEX in Central Luzon, southbound goes to EDSA.
Baesa Intersection Baesa Kanto Baesa, Quezon City Baesa-Sta Quiteria Road intersects with Quirino Highway. This road is going to Sta. Quiteria area.
Sta Quiteria Intersection Sangandaan Brgy. Talipapa, Quezon City Southbound Sta Quiteria goes to Tandang Sora Ave. Northbound goes to MacArthur Highway.
C-5 Road Intersection C5/QUIRINO Brgy. Talipapa, Quezon City This is the intersection of Quirino Highway and Mindanao Avenue. North bound goes to NLEX, southbound goes to C-5 and EDSA.
Bagbag Cemetery Intersection Seminaryo Brgy. Bagbag, Quezon City This is the intersection of Quirino Highway and Pagkabuhay Street. North bound goes to Bagbag Public Cemetery and Goodwill Subdivision, southbound goes to Our Lady of Angels Seminary and Rockville Subdivision.
San Bartolome Intersection Holy Cross Brgy. San Bartolome, Novaliches, Quezon City This is the intersection of Quirino Highway and P. Dela Cruz Street. This street goes to Brgy. San Bartolome, and SB Diversion Road going to Novaliches Bayan and North Caloocan Area.
Novaliches Proper Novaliches Bayan-Glori/Stoplight Brgy. Novaliches Proper, Novaliches, Quezon City Quirino Highway turns eastward here. West bound Gen. Luis St. which is going to Malinta, Valenzuela and NLEX can be accessed by turning left. Continuing straight takes you to the Susano Road. going to North Caloocan This place is prone to heavy traffic due to the abundance of people here.
Dumalay Street Intersection Novaliches-Simbahan Brgy. Sta. Monica, Novaliches, Quezon City Public utility jeepneys take this intersection to access their terminal on that street. This street also holds many marketplaces.
Commonwealth Avenue Junction (Northbound) Zabarte Brgy. Kaligayahan, Novaliches,Quezon City Quirino Highway becomes a part of Radial Road 7 after passing this intersection. Commonwealth Avenue goes to the Quezon Memorial Circle.
Zabarte Road Junction (Southbound) Almar/Zabarte/Olympus Zabarte Road goes to North Caloocan.
Belfast Avenue (Northbound) SM/Robinson Loop Pasong Putik-Greater Lagro Industrial Center Belfast Avenue goes to Mindanao Avenue. All north-bounders in Quirino Highway must turn right to this road, leaving all south-bounders in a one way system. Belfast Avenue ends in Mindanao Avenue. In Mindanao Avenue, turning right goes to Commonwealth Avenue, turning right provides access to Regalado Avenue and Quirino Highway. SM City Fairview can be accessed by this route.
Maligaya-Zapote Road (Southbound) Maligaya can be accessed by turning right in Quirino Highway Southbound. Northbounders in Maligaya must enter the Robinsons Novaliches to access Quirino Highway.
Regalado Avenue (Northbound) Mindanao Avenue travellers can access Regalado to Quirino by turning left. Turning right goes to Commonwealth Avenue. There is no access to Regalado from southbound. Southbounders must turn left to Belfast to access this road. Regalado travellers can access Quirino Southbound and Maligaya Road by turning left and turning right provides access to Quirino northbound.
Ascension Avenue Intersection Quirino-Lagro Loob Ascension Avenue provides access to Brgy. Greater Lagro and Regalado Avenue.
Amparo Road Intersection Quirino-Amparo Brgy. Amparo, Caloocan The street provides access to the Camarin road.
Araneta Avenue Intersection Quirino-Pangarap Brgy. Pangarap, Caloocan This road goes to Pangarap, often closed due to massacres and gunfights occurring at the place for the reclamations of the properties of the Araneta family
Malaria Road Intersection Malaria Brgy. Malaria, Caloocan The road provides access to the Langit Road and Tala, Caloocan.
Marilao Bridge Sampagita/Ascoville/Pleasant San Jose del Monte, Bulacan Quirino Highway left Manila.
Bocaue - San Road intersection Quirino-Tungko This road leads to the district of San Jose Del Monte, Bocaue, Marilao and Santa Maria, Bulacan.
Kaypian Road intersection Quirino-Palmera/Starmall This road provides access to Bulacan State University and alternate route to San Jose del Monte Proper.
Igay Road intersection Quirino-Igay This road leads to Rodriguez, Rizal
Dr. Eduardo C. Roquero Avenue Intersection Quirino-Road 2 This road leads to the Sapang Palay District of San Jose Del Monte.
Vilarama Road Intersection Quirino-Bigte Brgy. Bigte, Norzagaray, Bulacan This is the northern terminus of Quirino Highway. R-7 continues as Ipo Road. This road leads to Norzagaray town proper and to Cagayan Valley region.

Shopping centers[edit]

Quirino Highway overlooking the Neopolitan Business District near Lagro area, Quezon City

Currently there are a few shopping centers spanning the highway, the famous mall in the avenue is the SM City Fairview, Robinsons Novaliches (formerly Robinsons Place Novaliches and Robinsons Nova Market), and Ayala Fairview Terraces where it services people along Novaliches, Caloocan and San Jose del Monte, Bulacan areas. Also there are malls serving the Novaliches area namely Novaliches Plaza Mall NovaMall in short, and the SM City Novaliches at Brgy. San Bartolome and Starmall San Jose Del Monte and SM City San Jose Del Monte serving the SJDM Area.

Other buildings and structures[edit]

There are a lot of schools located along the highway. Among these are the Our Lady of Fatima University - Quezon City campus, Mater Carmeli School - Novaliches campus, The School of St Anthony-Lagro and the Main Campus of the Local University of Quezon City, the Quezon City Polytechnic University - San Bartolome, and Bestlink College of the Philippines - Kaligayahan.

There are also wet and dry markets located along the road like the Novaliches Bayan in Barangay Novaliches Proper and the Tungkong Mangga Market in the San Jose del Monte, Bulacan. Also along the La Mesa Watershed Gate area is the La Mesa Dam which supplies water to Metro Manila. The offices, studios and transmitter of TV5 also lies along the highway but before the end of 2013, the main headquarters of the network moved to its new compound TV5 Media Center at the junction of Sheridan and Reliance Streets in Mandaluyong City.

Affordable priced salons also line the road of Quirino Highway. One of which is Fab Forever Salon, near Novaliches Bayan.

Future MRT line[edit]

Currently there are no train lines in Quirino Highway, but plans to build one along the highway are there. The MRT-7 is expected to begin construction by 2013. This will also help decongest the highway from further traffic.

Three of the line's proposed stations will lie on the highway. They are Quirino, Sacred Heart, and Tala.

Linking to Commonwealth Avenue[edit]

On October 1, 2009, Quezon City Mayor Feliciano Belmonte, Jr. announce 15-year-old dream to link Commonwealth Avenue and Quirino Highway at the cost of P20 million to P140 million, near at Zabarte Road and Metro Manila Assembly Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses. The project was completed in May 2011 and was already operational to private vehicles.

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Coordinates: 14°47′56″N 121°4′7″E / 14.79889°N 121.06861°E / 14.79889; 121.06861