Blumentritt Road
Blumentritt Street
Blumentritt Road looking west towards Retiro Street or N.S. Amoranto Street
Former name(s)Calle Sangleyes (between Rizal Avenue and Dimasalang Street)
Part of
NamesakeFerdinand Blumentritt
Maintained byDepartment of Public Works and Highways - North Manila District Engineering Office[a]
Length3.5 km (2.2 mi)
LocationManila
West end N150 (Rizal Avenue) in Santa Cruz
Major
junctions
East endG. Tuazon Street in Sampaloc

Blumentritt Road is a major road in Manila, Philippines. It runs through the border of the City of Manila with Quezon City from Rizal Avenue in Santa Cruz district to G. Tuazon Street in Sampaloc district. The road also forms the southern boundary of the Manila North Cemetery. It is named after Bohemian professor and filipinologist, Ferdinand Blumentritt.

The road's original length from Rizal Avenue to Dimasalang Street in Santa Cruz was originally named Calle Sangleyes[3] (Spanish for "Chinese merchants street") in reference to its original residents. The length's portion up to the Manila North Cemetery was also a right-of-way of the tranvía that existed until 1945.[4] The road passes through the Chinese General Hospital and Medical Center and the Manila North Green Park before turning southeast in Sampaloc. The road intersects with Dimasalang Street, A. Bonifacio Avenue, N.S. Amoranto Sr. Avenue, Laon Laan Road, and España Boulevard before terminating at G. Tuazon Street in Sampaloc, near its boundary with San Isidro (Galas), Quezon City. It is served by the Blumentritt LRT station and Blumentritt PNR station at Rizal Avenue.

The section of the road between Rizal Avenue and A. Bonifacio Avenue is a component of National Route 160 (N160), while the section between A. Bonifacio Avenue and España Boulevard is designated as National Route 161 (N161); both routes are of the Philippine highway network. Its remaining section, considered as its extension, up to G. Tuazon Street is unnumbered.

A major flood control project in this road was completed in June 2016.[5]

Landmarks

Manila North Green Park

Intersections

ProvinceCity/MunicipalitykmmiDestinationsNotes
Manila N150 (Rizal Avenue), Antipolo StreetNorthern terminus. Access to Monumento.
Maria Natividad StreetWestbound only.
Oroquieta StreetUnsignaled intersection.
Manuel Hizon StreetUnsignaled intersection.
Felix Huertas StreetUnsignaled intersection.
Sulu StreetEastbound only.
Pedro Guevarra Street, Cavite StreetUnsignaled intersection.
Kalimbas StreetWestbound only.
Leonor Rivera StreetUnsignaled intersection.
Andrade StreetEastbound only.
Aurora Boulevard, Isagani StreetTraffic light intersection. Eastbound vehicles must turn right to Aurora Boulevard.
N162 (Dimasalang Street)One-way road. Westbound vehicles not allowed to enter.
Manila–Quezon City boundary N160 (Andres Bonifacio Avenue), Calavite StreetEnd of N160 designation, start of N161 designation. Northbound goes to Balintawak, E1 (NLEX), and Novaliches. No entry towards Calavite Street.
Norberto S. Amoranto Sr. Avenue (Retiro Street)Unsignaled intersection. Manila side of the road is one-way.
Don Manuel Agregado Street (Makiling Street)Unsignaled intersection.
Sampaguita StreetUnsignaled intersection.
Calamba StreetUnsignaled intersection.
Simoun StreetUnsignaled intersection.
Maria Clara StreetUnsignaled intersection.
Nicanor Roxas Street (Laon Laan Street)Unsignaled intersection. One-way from Manila.
Dapitan StreetUnsignaled intersection. One-way towards Manila.
ManilaPiy Margal StreetUnsignaled intersection.
Musa StreetUnsignaled intersection.
Castanas StreetUnsignaled intersection.
P. Florentino StreetUnsignaled intersection. One-way road towards Manila. Access to NLEX Connector.
Ibarra StreetOne-way road, no entry from Blumentritt Road.
N170 (España Boulevard)Traffic light intersection. Access to Quiapo, University Belt, Welcome Rotonda and Quezon City.
Ibarra StreetSouthbound only.
Tres Marias StreetNorthbound only. Dead end road.
Remedios StreetNorthbound only. Dead end road.
Mercedes StreetOpposite sides accessible through nearby crossings.
Marquitos StreetOpposite sides accessible through nearby crossings.
Susan StreetOpposite sides accessible through nearby crossings.
Santo Tomas StreetTraffic light intersection. Alternative access to E. Rodriguez Sr. Avenue and N170 (Quezon Avenue).
Alex StreetOpposite sides accessible through nearby crossings.
Benny StreetOpposite sides accessible through nearby crossings.
Jaime StreetOpposite sides accessible through nearby crossings.
Miguel StreetOpposite sides accessible through nearby crossings.
Matimyas StreetUnsignaled intersection.
Santa Clara StreetNorthbound only.
Santa Cruz StreetNorthbound only.
J. Fajardo StreetUnsignaled intersection.
Malamig StreetNorthbound only.
P. Salita Street, Don Benito StreetOpposite sides accessible through nearby crossings.
Sobriedad StreetUnsignaled intersection. Alternative access to E. Rodriguez Sr. Avenue and N170 (Quezon Avenue).
Ilaw ng Nayon Street, San Agustin StreetOpposite sides accessible through nearby crossings.
San Jose StreetNorthbound only.
Romblon StreetNorthbound only.
Gerardo Tuazon Street, Panay StreetSouthern terminus. Access to E. Rodriguez Sr. Avenue and N140 (A.H. Lacson Avenue).
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Notes

  1. ^ DPWH maintenance excludes its extension[1][2]

References

  1. ^ "North Manila". Retrieved May 23, 2020.
  2. ^ "Road and Bridge Inventory". Department of Public Works and Highways. Retrieved March 1, 2021.
  3. ^ An act to incorporate the city of Manila, enacted by the United States Philippine Commission, July 31, 1901 published by Archive.org; accessed November 29, 2013.
  4. ^ John Bach (1920). City of Manila, Philippine Islands (Map). 1:11,000. Retrieved June 13, 2022.
  5. ^ "3 major flood control projects in Metro Manila completed — DPWH - UNTV News". UNTV News. June 6, 2018. Retrieved November 12, 2020.

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