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The Quirino Highway, formerly called the Manila–Del Monte Garay Road or Ipo Road, is a four-to-eight lane, secondary highway that connects Quezon City to the municipality of Norzagaray in Bulacan, Philippines. The road is a component of the National Route 127 (N127) of the Philippine highway network and Radial Road 7 (R-7) of Metro Manila's arterial road network.

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Quirino Highway
Quirino Highway in Tungkong Mangga, San Jose del Monte near the boundary with North Caloocan
Route information
Component
highways
Major junctions
South end AH26 / E1 (North Luzon Expressway) in Quezon City
 
North endSan Jose del Monte–Norzagaray Road
Location
Major citiesQuezon City, North Caloocan, San Jose del Monte
TownsNorzagaray
Highway system
Roads in the Philippines
Quirino Highway at Tungkong Manga, San Jose del Monte

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HistoryEdit

Although originally named as the Manila-del Monte Garay Road, it was later changed to the Don Tomas Susano Road, after the first officially recognized political leader of the district, during the American Occupation of the Philippines. The name changed once more to Quirino Highway, right after the death after Philippine President Elpidio Rivera Quirino (1890-1956), who had lived in a nearby retreat house and died in the same residence.

Route descriptionEdit

Quirino 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.

IntersectionsEdit

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 continues to Bonifacio Avenue and 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 Avenue 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.

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