[talk-ph] road conversion from primary to trunk

Rally de Leon ralleon at gmail.com
Sun Apr 11 15:54:51 BST 2010

trunk road (by observation in philippine examples) is normally a very
long 'road system' and they generally crosses provincial/regional
boundary (carrying a common name or road code along the entire

but i agree that there are some exceptions: Quezon Ave & Commonwealth
ranks 2nd the the heaviest number of vehicle traffic in ph (per MMDA)
and unquestionably functions like a trunk (even if they are both
located within the same city), and their traffic connects to Espana
going to the heart of Manila; then Espana must be also be a trunk. (it
feeds 2 main roads: Quezon Ave & E. Rodriquez Ave @ Mabuhay Rotonda).

+1 vote Espana & Quezon Ave as trunk

On Sun, Apr 11, 2010 at 9:55 PM, Eugene Alvin Villar <seav80 at gmail.com> wrote:
> I personally think that trunk roads are generally long-distance roads meant
> to drive traffic across a metropolis or across the countryside.
> While traffic volume is a very good indicator, it's not always guaranteed.
> That said, I was actually thinking of upgrading Espana-Quezon Avenue to
> trunk. :-)
> What do other people think?
> On Sat, Apr 10, 2010 at 9:02 PM, Rally de Leon <ralleon at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Basing on loose definition/s of trunk roads in the philippines, can
>> the roads below (Top 10 Most Heavily Traveled Corridor in MM) be all
>> converted to trunk roads? (some are already trunk roads)
>> - very high volume of traffic (carrying the combined volumes of
>> primary & secondary roads connected to it)
>> -if it functions like a corridor.
>> - a 'road system' that connects 2 or multiple provinces (crosses
>> provincial boundaries) eg. Maharlika Highway (AH26), Marcos Highway
>> (112km),  Halsema Highway (180km), Manila East Road upto Laguna
>> (80km), MacArthur Highway (Monumento to La Union, Gapan-Olongapo Road,
>> StaRosa(Laguna) to Tagaytay(Cavite)
>> TagaytayCity(Cavite)-Nasugbu(Batangas), etc.) There must be a lot like
>> these in Mindanao,
>> http://engineer-einjel.blogspot.com/search/label/TOP%2010%20MOST%20TRAVELED%20ROAD
>> Top 10 Most Heavily Traveled Corridor in MM
>> Annual Average Daily Traffic or AADT is estimated as the total volume
>> counted over one year divided by the number of days in the year.
>> Traffic Engineering Center of the Metro Manila Development Authority
>> (MMDA) conducts a yearly volume count (AADT) for the major
>> thoroughfares in Metro Manila. The latest data as of March 2010 is
>> that of year 2008 study. The TOP 10 MOST HEAVILY TRAVELED CORRIDOR
>> are:
>> 1) EDSA (C-4)
>> 2) Quezon Ave. / Commonwealth - (serves as the trunk road of Quezon City )
>> 3) Katipunan (C-5)
>> 4) SSH (R-3)
>> 5) Roxas Blvd. (R-1)
>> 6) Marcos Highway (also known as Marikina-Infanta Road - connects
>> NCR-Rizal-Laguna-Quezon)
>> 7) Magsaysay Blvd. / Aurora Blvd.
>> 8) A. H. Lacson / Pres. Quirino (C-2)
>> 9) Ortigas Ave. (connects Rizal Province to NCR)
>> 10) Araneta Ave. (C-3)
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