Kennon Road opens for Holy Week

Michelle Soriano, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Apr 14 2019 04:53 PM

BAGUIO--The public works department has temporarily opened Kennon Road for Holy Week, during which travelers are expected to flock to this mountain resort city.

The road, which was closed in September 2018 due to typhoon damage and landslides, will be open to 2-way traffic from Palm Sunday, April 14 until April 22, 6 a.m., said the agency.

Kennon Road is safe for motorists, but may have to be closed even during the Holy Week if it rains, said the Office of Civil Defense.

Authorities on April 22 will continue installing a netting system to catch falling rocks along the roadway that connects Baguio to the lowland town of Rosario, La Union.

The road has yet to go through a major rehabilitation, the plan for which was still being ironed out by the Bureau of Design.

About P2 billion is needed for the project.

Meanwhile, the newly-constructed concrete bridge at Camp 5, Tuba was also opened earlier to motorists to ease congestion in the area. Before this, vehicles had to take turns crossing a small detour bridge.