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Route 8
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N8 as Natalio Bacalso Avenue/Cebu South Road (Osmeña Boulevard) in Cebu with the planned BRT line in the middle.
Route information
Maintained by the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH)
Length174 km (108 mi)
Major junctions
North end N810 (Cebu North Road) in Danao
Major intersections
  • Metro Cebu Expressway in Danao
  • N840 (S.A. Lauron Avenue / Cansaga–Tayud Road) in Liloan
  • N841 (United Nations Avenue) in Mandaue
  • N82 (A.C. Cortes Avenue) in Mandaue
  • N815 (Pope John Paul II Avenue / Juan Luna Avenue) in Cebu
  • N825 (Rafael Rabaya Street / Toledo–Tabunok Road) in Talisay
  • N840 (Cebu South Coastal Road) in Talisay
  • N81 (Naga–Toledo Road) in Naga
  • N83 (Carcar–Barili Road) in Carcar
South end N830 (Natalio Bacalso Avenue) in SantanderSamboan boundary
Location
CountryPhilippines
ProvincesCebu
Major citiesDanao, Mandaue, Cebu, Talisay, Naga, Carcar
TownsCompostela, Liloan, Consolacion, Minglanilla, San Fernando, Sibonga, Argao, Dalaguete, Alcoy, Boljoon, Oslob, Santander
Highway system
  • Roads in the Philippines
N7 N9

National Route 8 (N8) is a 174-kilometer (108 mi) north-south major primary national route that forms part of the Philippine highway network in the province of Cebu. There are two highways that make up the road: the Cebu North Road and Natalio Bacalso Avenue (also known as the Cebu South Road). It runs from Danao to Santander.[1][2][3][4][5] The highway also forms part of the Philippine Nautical Highway System, particularly the Central Nautical Highway from Danao to Cebu City and Western Nautical Highway from Cebu City to Santander.

History

The highways of N8 were possibly constructed during the American period. The route's direct predecessor is Cebu Island's Highway 1 that existed during the 20th century.[6][7][8]

Around 2014–2017 national routes were added, two roads (Cebu North Road; Cebu City to Danao and Natalio Bacalso Avenue; Cebu City to Santander) assigned as National Route 8 (N8) by the Department of Public Works and Highways.

Route description

Danao to Cebu City

Main article: Cebu North Road

N8 as Cebu North Road in Danao

N8 begins at Cebu North Road at the route transitioning from N810 in Danao. It then passes the future terminus of the Metro Cebu Expressway. The route then traverses the towns of Compostela and Liloan, where it veers away from the eastern coast of Cebu towards Consolacion and Mandaue. In Mandaue, it is locally known as M.C. Briones Street and Lopez-Jaena Street. It then enters Cebu City, locally known as M.J. Cuenco Avenue.[9]

Cebu City

Main articles: Cebu North Road, Osmeña Boulevard, and Natalio Bacalso Avenue

In Cebu City, the route turns northwest at a junction from M.J. Cuenco Avenue to General Maxilom Avenue. At the latter's western terminus at the Fuente Osmeña Circle, the route then turns north and south, thus covering Osmeña Boulevard's section from the Cebu Provincial Capitol to Natalio Bacalso Avenue/P. Del Rosario Street, where the route turns west at a junction with the latter and continues towards southern Cebu.

Cebu City to Santander

N8 as Natalio Bacalso Avenue in Oslob

Main article: Natalio Bacalso Avenue

The route continues as Natalio Bacalso Avenue, traversing the southeastern coastal communities of Talisay, Minglanilla, Naga, San Fernando, Carcar (where the road continues around the Carcar City Circle), Sibonga, Argao, Dalaguete, Alcoy, Boljoon, Oslob, Santander, and Samboan.[1] In Samboan, it terminates at its transition with N830.

Intersections

N8's section at Fuente Osmeña Circle in Cebu City

Intersections are numbered by kilometer posts, with Cebu Provincial Capitol in Cebu City designated as kilometer 0

RegionProvinceCity/MunicipalitykmmiDestinationsNotes
Central VisayasCebuDanao3321 N810 (Cebu North Road)Northern terminus from a route change.
3220Metro Cebu ExpresswayUnder construction. Serves as a major metropolitan diversion route upon completion.
Liloan1811 N840 (S.A. Lauron Avenue/Cansaga–Tayud Road)Serves as diversion road.
Mandaue85.0 N841 (United Nations Avenue)
74.3 N82 (A.C. Cortes Avenue)
Cebu City31.9 N815 (Juan Luna Avenue/Pope John Paul II Avenue)
CebuTalisay95.6 N825 (Rafael Rabaya Street/Toledo–Tabunok Road)
116.8 N840 (Cebu South Coastal Road)Serves as diversion road.
Naga2113 N81 (Naga–Toledo Road)
Carcar3924 N830 (Carcar–Barili Road)roundabout
SantanderSamboan boundary14188 N830 (Natalio Bacalso Avenue)Southern terminus in a route change.
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi
  •       Route transition
  •       Unopened

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "Cebu 2nd". Department of Public Works and Highways. Retrieved April 26, 2021.
  2. ^ "Cebu 4th". Department of Public Works and Highways. Retrieved April 26, 2021.
  3. ^ "Cebu 5th". Department of Public Works and Highways. Retrieved April 26, 2021.
  4. ^ "Cebu 6th". Department of Public Works and Highways. Retrieved April 26, 2021.
  5. ^ "Cebu City". Department of Public Works and Highways. Retrieved April 26, 2021.
  6. ^ NC 51-3 Bogo (Map). 1:250,000. Washington D.C.: Army Map Service, Corps of Engineers. 1954. Retrieved June 29, 2023.
  7. ^ NC 51-7 Cebu City (Map). 1:250,000. Washington D.C.: Army Map Service, Corps of Engineers. 1954. Retrieved June 29, 2023.
  8. ^ NC 51-10 Dumaguete City (Map). 1:250,000. Washington D.C.: Army Map Service, Corps of Engineers. 1954. Retrieved June 29, 2023.
  9. ^ "Road and Bridge Inventory". Department of Public Works and Highways. Retrieved June 29, 2023.