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2006 Philippines Road Classification

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  PROPOSED ROAD RE-CLASSIFICATIONFinal Position Paper Planning Service of DPWH an Pro!ect Develop ent Services of DIL#$a% &''(    PROPOSED ROAD RE-CLASSIFICATION Final Position Paper TA)LE OF CONTENTS Executive Summary………………………………………………………………………………..i1Background..............................................................................................................................12Recent Work on Re-Classification...........................................................................................! e# Classification Criteria......................................................................................................$%r&an Roads..........................................................................................................................11$'ssues 'n 'm(lementing ) e# Classification System..........................................................1$.1Current *egislation........................................................................................................1$.2+oratorium on Reclassification....................................................................................1$.!,unding..........................................................................................................................1$$.*%s Readiness for e# Road et#ork /lanning and +aintenance /rocesses........10$.$Condition of Roads u(on ransfer.................................................................................10$.0Road Rigt-of-Way 3ocumentation..............................................................................14$.4Res(onsi&le )gencies for te ,unctional Classification...............................................140Route um&ering...................................................................................................................140.15vervie#........................................................................................................................140.2Route um&ering Criteria.............................................................................................160.2.1eneral /olicy.......................................................................................................160.2.2S(ecific /olicies for )dministrative Classes.........................................................274)ction /lan............................................................................................................................22)((endix )8/o(ulation 3ata &y City 92777 census:……………………………………….....2!)((endix B8 +a;or 9Base: /orts< +a;or ,erry erminals< +a;or )ir(orts< and ourist ServiceCenters…………………………………………………………………………...2$)((endix C8Road Re-classification &y /rovince< 3/W= 3istrict 5ffice< and Road Section9#it *RS 'sland Codes:………………………………………………………...!7)((endix 38 ational Roads in +a;or Cities………………………………………………….07 )((endix E8Route 3esignation for ational )rterial Roads…………………………………4$)((endix ,8/o#er/oint /resentation and Regional and City +a(s………..………………. .>1    E*EC+TI,E S+$$AR 'n )(ril 2772< te 3e(artment recogni?ed tat in connection #it te ne# /lanning /rocessunder te Reform )genda< tere #as an urgent need to revie# te current classification of teroad system 9including &ridges: in te country. )t tat time a ecnical Working rou( 9W:#as esta&lised #it (ermanent mem&ers from te 3e(artment of /u&lic Works and =ig#ays93/W=: and te 3e(artment of 'nterior and *ocal overnment 93'*: and #it ad ocmem&ers from te 3e(artment of rans(ortation and Communications< te 3e(artment of ourism< te /rovincial Engineers )ssociation of te /ili((ines 9/E)/: and te +unici(alEngineers )ssociation of te /ili((ines to advise on te to(ics of discussion from teir  (rofessional vie#s.e first com(reensive reference to a road classification system in te /ili((ines is found inRe(u&lic )ct o. 614< kno#n as te /ili((ine =ig#ay )ct< enacted in 16$! and Executive5rder 9E5: o. 11!< Series of 16$$< #ic &ecame effective on @anuary 1< 16$$< Esta&lisinge Classification of Roads. E5 o. 11! classified te roads into national (rimary and nationalsecondary classes as #ell as delineating te so-called Anational aid (rovincial and city roads of sufficient im(ortance for eventual reclassification at a later stage. E5 o. 11! also laid do#ncriteria for classification of ational Roads and for re-classification from local roads to ationalRoads.Executive 5rder o. 12< Series of 16>4< sti(ulates tat te +inister 9no# Secretary: of te+inistry 9no# 3e(artment: of /u&lic Works and =ig#ays sall ave te (o#er to A Classifyroads and highways into national, regional 9inter(reted as8 routes of (rimary arterial roads:  , provincial, city, municipal, and barangay roads and highways, based on objective criteria it  shall adopt; provide or authorize the conversion of roads and highways from one category toanother  .e classification system in E5 o. 11! #as administrative in nature and resulted in a national (rimary and national secondary road system 910<14$ km: and intended Anational aid (rovincialand city roads 92<>2! km:< totaling 1><66> km< trougout te arci(elago. =o#ever< out of tedesignated Anational aid (rovincial and city roads only 1<$6$ km ad &een re-classified tonational status as of 3ecem&er 27< 277$ tus &ringing te actual total of ational Roads to14<441 km or sort of 1<224 km in te srcinal total in E5 o. 11!. us< te srcinal nationalsystem of 14<441 km #it amendments 9a&out 17<677 km a((roved &y Congress from time totime from 16$$ u( to no#: adds u( to 2><00 km 9excluding 74 km in te )utonomous Regionof +uslim +indanao 9)R++::< as #e kno# it today. ese ational Roads 9i: connected (rovincial ca(itals and oter ma;or ur&an areas of te country or 9ii: andDor #ere continuous inextent and formed (art of te main trunk-line system of te country andDor led to national (ortsand national air(orts. Since te 1647s numerous studies ave &een carried out on /ili((ine road classification. e/ili((ines Road Classification Study 9/RCS: funded &y te )sian 3evelo(ment Bank 9)3B:and executed in 1661-166!< igligted tat te existing classification of roads in /ili((ines isfor administrative rater tan functional (ur(oses. 't reflects (olicy to assign res(onsi&ility for s(ecific roads &ased on source of funding< minimum ualifying design standards< or official /ro(osed Road Re-Classification /age i  reuests from varying levels of government. 5ver te years< #itout s(ecific criteria to guideig#ay (lanners< roads ave &een assigned to ina((ro(riate classifications. )lso< over time< tefunction of many roads as canged< &ut te roads ave never &een re-classified.e re-classification (laces em(asis on te functional as(ect of a road. e essence of functional classification is tat it concentrates on te  purpose of the road   in a strategic andinterregional sense rather than its use  in terms of traffic related to geometric features.e W (roduced draft definitions and criteria for a ne# ,unctional Classification for all roadsin te /ili((ines. )ll mem&ers of te W ave< in (rinci(le< agreed on tese definitions andcriteria as so#n &elo#. is #as confirmed #en te W resumed meetings on @une 10<277. Since ten te W as advocated te criteria and te resulting net#ork classification invarious meetings #it E3)< /E)/< 3'*< seven (ilot Regions< ten (ilot cities and (rovinces<te Executive Secretary of te *eague of Cities< and te 3e(artments +) C5+. Ne. F/nctional Classification CriteriaNational Roas /rimary )rterial- Connects +a;or Cities 9at least around 177<777 (eo(le in Fear 2777:G G Cities #itin +etro(olitan )reas are not covered &y te criteria. Secondary )rterial- Connects Cities to /rimary )rterial Roads< exce(t in +etro(olitan )reas- Connects +a;or /orts and ,erry erminals to /rimary )rterial Roads- Connects +a;or )ir(orts to /rimary )rterial Roads - Connects ourist Service Centers to /rimary )rterial Roads or oter Secondary )rterial Roads- Connects Cities 9not included in te category of +a;or Cities: in )((endix )- Connects /rovincial Ca(itals #itin te same Region- Connects +a;or ational overnment 'nfrastructure to /rimary )rterial Roads  or oter Secondary )rterial Roads Provincial Roas 0Local Roas1 - Connect Cities and +unici(alities #itout traversing ational Roads- Connect ational Roads to Barangays troug rural areas- Connect to +a;or /rovincial overnment 'nfrastructure $/nicipal an Cit% Roas 0Local Roas1 - Roads #itin te /o&lacion- Roads tat connect to /rovincial and ational Roads- Roads tat (rovide 'nter-Barangay connections to +a;or +unici(al and City 'nfrastructure #itout traversing /rovincial Roads )aranga% Roas 0Local Roas1 - 5ter /u&lic Roads 9officially turned over: #itin te Barangay and not covered in te a&ove definitions E2press.a%s /ro(osed Road Re-Classification /age ii
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