1973: Work Begins on a Superhighway in the Philippines

April 7, 1973

In the Philippines, construction began on the Roman Superhighway in the province of Bataan on the island of Luzon. This highway was named after Pablo Roman, Sr., who had served as one of that region’s members of the House of Representatives of the Philippines.

The Roman Superhighway was completed and opened in 1977. This major route covers a total of 42 miles (68 kilometers) between the municipalities of Dinalupihan and Mariveles. The Roman Superhighway is officially designated as National Route 301 within the Philippine highway network.

Photo Credit: Makubex1985 (licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike 4.0 license at https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/deed.en)

Additional information on the Roman Superhighway and other routes within the Philippine highway network is available at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philippine_highway_network

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