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Kennon Road to Baguio Closed, DPWH Advises Alternate Routes

Christmas season is definitely one of the busiest time of the year and heavy traffic is expected in metropolitan areas across the country, the City of Pines included.

If you’re planning on going to the chilly city for the holidays, take the new route to Baguio to save you time and to relieve you of stress.

The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has recommended that motorists use the Asin-Nangalisan-San Pascual Road which has been lined with concrete barriers and reflective traffic signs. This is in line with Kennon Road being closed for renovation following several landslides due to heavy rains.

Anduyan Bridge
Image Credit: DPWH / Facebook

Motorists are also advised to take the Aringay-Tubao Alternate Road and Anduyan Bridge instead of taking more popular routes such as Bauang-Baguio City Road and Agoo-Baguio City Road.

The latter route can drastically decrease travel time from 2 hours and 25 minutes to just an hour, if coming from Tuba, La Union.

Just recently, there have been reports saying that Baguio will be the next ecotourism zone to be rehabilitated following Boracay, Palawan, and Bohol.

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has pointed out the alarming number of the city’s geo-hazard points, which are prone to massive earthquakes and landslides. DENR said that they will also look into the traffic concerns.

 
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