The Department of Public Works and Highways on Tuesday announced that Kennon Road will be temporarily opened to light vehicles from Feb. 14 to 18, and from Feb. 22 to March 4, 2019 to cater to the motorists going up Baguio City for the Philippine Military Academy Alumni Homecoming and Panagbenga Festival.
Public Works Secretary Mark Villar said that only light vehicles with maximum weight of five tons would be allowed to use the Kennon Road to reduce the volume of vehicles plying Marcos Highway for the upcoming Baguio events.
“The DPWH-CAR and other members of Kennon Road Task Force have agreed to open Kennon Road just for motorists going to Baguio. Those leaving Baguio can then utilize Marcos Highway, Naguilian Road or the Asin-Nangalisan-San Pascual-Tubao Road,” Villar said. Vito Barcelo
DPWH-CAR director Tiburcio Canlas said that residents plying Kennon Road can be allowed provided they have submitted their plate numbers to be included in the list of exemption indorsed by their respective Barangay Chairman to Mayor Ignacio Rivera of the Municipality of Tuba.
The temporary opening of Kennon Road during the weekends was also recommended by the Kennon Road Task Force to give enough time for DPWH to complete the ongoing projects during weekdays.