Driving up to Baguio? DPWH opens Kennon Road for Holy Week 2019

Hopefully, traffic won’t be too bad
by Drei Laurel | Apr 15, 2019
PHOTO: Paulo Rafael Subido

Planning to spend the Holy Week break up in the country’s Summer Capital? We have some good news for you: The Department of Public Works and Highways has announced that Kennon Road will be open to two-way traffic (with a five-ton vehicle weight limit) until 6am of April 22, 2019.

If you regularly pass the scenic route heading to Baguio City, you’ll know it’s been opened and closed sporadically over the past few months owing to everything from safety reasons to road repairs. As such, the agency is reminding travelers to be cautious when driving along Kennon Road.

“Moderate to heavy rain is experienced over Benguet during the past days, which may disturb lose rocks and soil that could fall on the road,” the DPWH’s Facebook post reads. “Motorists are advised to take extra care and watch out for falling rocks while traversing the area.”

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Keep in mind that the route’s availability may also depend on factors outside the DPWH’s control. On April 13, 2019, for instance, Kennon Road was closed due to heavy rains. It’s been opened again since then, though.

So no, you can’t zip up Kennon haphazardly in your roadster—not that you can, anyway, considering traffic going up to Baguio City is expected to be heavy over the holidays. Remember: Drive safe and stay alert.

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