Sunday, September 25, 2016

Public Advisory: Kennon Road To Be Closed From September 27 To October 3

The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has released an advisory stating that Kennon Road will be temporarily closed to vehicular traffic from September 27 (Tuesday) to October 3 (Monday). According to the agency, this is because urgent rehabilitation work needs to be done on the bridge located in Camp 5. 

Kennon Road is among the three major access roads that connect Baguio City and Benguet to the lowlands via the towns of Pugo and Rosario in La Union. With the road's closure, motorists and commuters are being advised to take Marcos Highway instead.

Because of the accidents and landslides that occur on Kennon Road every year, it's considered as one of the most hazardous roads in the Philippines. Majority of these accidents happen during the rainy season.

The DPWH expects the rehabilitation work to be finished on October 3. For motorists or commuters who have further questions, you can contact the regional or provincial offices of the agency.
A portion of Kennon Road. Photo by Ryan Cruz via Flickr (CC BY-NC 2.0).