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What Do The Road Number Signs You Can See in the Roads Mean (Philippines)?

Many are asking me what do the number signs in the road like 850, 851, 501, 611, 1, 2, 3, 77, 79, 670, etc. mean? The numbers are painted or printed in color black with white background. Some numbers are alphanumeric, a combination of letters and numbers painted with blue background.
Road Number Signs Philippines Meaning

Those road number signs are the route numbers assigned to a particular road. They're part of the Route Numbering System (RNS) that the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) developed in 2014 in order to simplify and rationalize navigation along national roads classified as primary which directly connects major cities of at least around 100,000 people; and secondary or other roads which complement with the national arterial roads.

Those roads provide access to main population and production centers of the country by directly connecting cities, major ports, airports and ferry terminals, and tourist service centers.

Here are some of the route numbers that the DPWH officially created to the main roads in the Philippines:
Island Road Section Route Number
Luzon Laoag - Gataran
1
Luzon Aparri - Gataran 101
Luzon Laoag - San Fernando - Agoo - Rosario - Urdaneta - Tarlac - Angeles - San Fernando - Manila 2
Luzon Gataran - Tuguegarao - San Jose - Cabanatuan - Guiguinto 1
Luzon Bontoc - Baguio 204
Luzon Baguio - Rosario 54
Luzon Bugallon - Tarlac 55
Luzon Bugallon - Alaminos - Olongapo 306
Luzon Olongapo - San Fernando 3
Luzon San Fernando - Gapan 3
Luzon Tagudin - Cervantes - Sabangan 205
Luzon Manila - Santo Tomas - Tiaong - Lucena - Calauag 1
Luzon Kawit - Naic 402
Luzon Santa Rosa - Tagaytay 420
Luzon Santo Tomas - Lipa 4
Luzon Calauag - Tagkawayan - Sipocot 68
Luzon Santa Elena - Daet - Sipocot 1
Luzon Pili - Tigaon - Legazpi 630
Luzon Sipocot - Naga - Legazpi - Matnog 1
Samay Catarman - Laoang - Taft 670
Samay Wright - Taft 674
Panay Nabas - Ivisan 503
Panay Nabas - San Jose - Iloilo 501
Panay Roxas - Ivisan - Iloilo 5
Panay Roxas - Pilar - Zarraga 505
Cebu Bogo - Cebu City - Santander 8
Bohol Trinidad - Clarin - Tagbilaran - Loay 850
Bohol Trinidad - Carmen - Loay 852
Bohol Trinidad - Ubay - Loay 850
Mindanao Dapitan - Oroquieta - Ozamis 79
Mindanao Iligan - Malabang 77
Mindanao Surigao - Davao - Digos 1
Mindanao Cotabato - General Santos 1
Mindanao Cotabato - General Santos 1
Mindanao Iligan - Ampayon 9
Mindanao Bugo - Maramag 10
Mindanao Maramag - Kabacan 943


 

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