Aguinaldo Highway

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Aguinaldo Highway
Cavite–Batangas Road
Manila West Road
Silang Diversion Road
Aguinaldo Highway highlighted in red
Aguinaldo Highway looking south towards Tagaytay Rotonda in Tagaytay
Route information
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
Length41.4 km (25.7 mi)
Component
highways
  • R-2 R-2
  • N62 (Las Piñas to Bacoor)
  • N419 (Bacoor to Dasmariñas)
  • N410 (Silang to Tagaytay)
Major junctions
North end N411 (Alabang–Zapote Road) / E3 (Manila–Cavite Expressway) in Las Piñas
 
South end N410 (Tagaytay–Nasugbu Highway) / N421 (Tagaytay–Calamba Road) in Tagaytay
Location
ProvincesMetro Manila, Cavite
Major citiesLas Piñas, Bacoor, Imus, Dasmariñas, Tagaytay
TownsSilang
Highway system
Roads in the Philippines

The Emilio Aguinaldo Highway[1], (or simply Aguinaldo Highway) also known as Cavite–Batangas Road and Manila West Road is a four-to-six lane, 41.4-kilometer (25.7 mi), network of primary and secondary highways passing through the busiest towns and cities of Cavite, Philippines.[2][3][4][5] It is the busiest and most congested of the three major highways located in the province, the others are Juanito Remulla Sr. Road (Governor's Drive) and Antero Soriano Highway.

The highway is named in the honor of General Emilio Aguinaldo, the country's first President.

The poblacion segment in Silang

The northern terminus of the highway is at Las Piñas in Metro Manila. It then travels along Bacoor, Imus, Dasmariñas, Silang, and then ends at Tagaytay in Cavite. The highway forms part of the National Route 62 (N62), National Route 419, and National Route 410 (N410) of the Philippine highway network. The highway has several official names, like Manila–Cavite Road and Cavite–Batangas Road. The west alignment of the poblacion area of Silang, is unnumbered as a newer bypass named Silang Bypass Road (or Silang Diversion Road), designated as a tertiary road. The section that connects with Manila–Cavite Expressway (then Coastal Road), called the Aguinaldo Boulevard is also designated as National Route 62 (N62) of the Philippine highway network.

Route description[edit]

Aguinaldo Highway looking south towards Nueno Avenue in Imus.

Aguinaldo Highway passes through many establishments such as malls, shops, and government offices. Various high voltage power lines, most notably the Dasmariñas-Las Piñas transmission line (operated and maintained by National Grid Corporation of the Philippines), utilize the highway right of way from its intersection with Aguinaldo Boulevard and Bacoor Boulevard to Barangay San Agustin 2, Dasmariñas for accessibility to work vehicles and also due to scarcity of land for dedicated right of way.

Originally a four-lane, it starts as a continuation of Diego Cera Avenue at Zapote Bridge. It crosses and becomes a six-lane road past Bacoor Boulevard which leads to Molino, Bacoor, and Aguinaldo Boulevard, which connects with Manila–Cavite Expressway. It then intersects with Tirona Highway that leads to Kawit and Cavite City. It then passes Imus and enters Dasmarinas, where it reduces to a four-lane road and becoming a divided highway in most portions. Afterwards, it then intersects with Juanito Remulla Sr. Road (Governor's Drive) at Palapala, Dasmariñas.

Past Palapala, it begins its climb to Tagaytay, passing Silang and then ends in Tagaytay rotunda. The highway continues as Tagaytay–Nasugbu Highway as it passes the rest Tagaytay and Alfonso in Cavite before entering the province of Batangas.

History[edit]

The present road originated from an old road that enters Cavite from Las Piñas. The old roads that predated the Aguinaldo Highway used a different alignment on Bacoor and Imus, that exist until today as a mixture of city-maintained roads and national roads. Portions of the road have been sites of battles of the Philippine Revolution.

During the American colonial era, the road reached as far as Silang, until an extension to Tagaytay was opened. The old roads that passed on the western barangays of Bacoor and Imus are bypassed by a new alignment that existed until today. The road was designated Highway 17 and named Manila West Road, that reached as far as the municipality of Batangas (present-day Batangas City)[citation needed].

Intersections[edit]

Aguinaldo Highway in Dasmariñas

Intersections are numbered by kilometer posts, with Rizal Park in Manila designated as kilometer zero

RegionProvinceCity/Municipalitykm[6]miDestinationsNotes
Metro ManilaLas Piñas14.7939.192 N62 (Diego Cera Avenue) – Las PiñasNorthern terminus. Continues north as Diego Cera Avenue.
Metro ManilaCalabarzon boundaryLas PiñasCavite boundaryLas PiñasBacoor boundary14.8469.225Zapote Bridge over Zapote River. Las Piñas-Muntinlupa District Engineering Office–Cavite Sub District Engineering Office highway boundary.
CalabarzonCaviteBacoorA. Evangelista Street, Molino Road
Aguinaldo Boulevard, Bacoor BoulevardTraffic light intersection.
17.45610.847 N62 (Tirona Highway) – KawitTraffic light intersection. Route number change from N62 to N419.
BacoorImus boundary18.94311.771Cavite Sub District Engineering Office–Cavite 1st District Engineering Office highway boundary
Imus20.05012.458Imus Bridge over Imus River
Buhay na Tubig RoadTraffic light intersection.
Palico Daanan Road
Nueno Avenue
Patindig Araw Road
Daang Hari, Open Canal RoadAt-grade interchange. Traffic light intersection.
ImusDasmariñas boundary26.99816.776Cavite 1st District Engineering Office–Cavite Sub District Engineering Office highway boundary
DasmariñasSalitran Road
Congressional RoadTraffic light intersection. Serves De La Salle University - Dasmariñas Campus.
Don Placido Campos Avenue
Ramon Tirona Avenue
N65 (Governor's Drive) – Trece Martires, BiñanTraffic light intersection.
N65 (Palapala Road)Traffic light intersection.
DasmariñasSilang boundary38.98524.224Route number change from N419 to N410.
Silang E3 (Cavite–Laguna Expressway)Under construction.
N410 (Jose Rizal Avenue)Change to unnumbered highway.
Silang–Banaybanay RoadTraffic light intersection.
N410 (Jose Rizal Avenue)Changed to numbered route, N410.
Buho–Amadeo Road
SilangTagaytay boundary53.76333.407Cavite Sub District Engineering Office–Cavite 2nd District Engineering Office highway boundary
Tagaytay56.89435.352 N410 (Tagaytay–Nasugbu Highway) / N421 (Tagaytay–Calamba Road), Tagaytay–Talisay RoadRoundabout. Southern Terminus. Continues southeast as Tagaytay–Nasugbu Highway.
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi
  •       Route transition
  •       Unopened

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Emilio Aguinaldo Highway". bacoor.gov.ph. Retrieved August 21, 2018.
  2. ^ "Las Piñas-Munti". www.dpwh.gov.ph. Retrieved January 9, 2018.
  3. ^ "Cavite Sub". www.dpwh.gov.ph. Retrieved January 9, 2018.
  4. ^ "Cavite 2nd". www.dpwh.gov.ph. Retrieved January 9, 2018.
  5. ^ "Cavite". www.dpwh.gov.ph. Retrieved January 9, 2018.
  6. ^ "Road and Bridge Inventory". www.dpwh.gov.ph. Retrieved 2018-01-20.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 14°17′4″N 120°57′35″E / 14.28444°N 120.95972°E / 14.28444; 120.95972