PSA: Kennon Road Is Now Open On Weekends

Kennon Road is the fastest way to Baguio.
PHOTO: COURTESY OF NICO SERVANDO

If you’ve ever been to Baguio, chances are you’ve had the experience of going up to the Philippines’ summer capital via the scenic Kennon Road. While it’s the fastest route to the city, it’s also more dangerous as it is often closed because of road dangers like landslides.

Beginning on November 29, vehicles weighing less than five tons can pass Kennon Road only on weekends to help ease heavy traffic along Marcos Highway and the Tubao-Asin-Nagalisan Road, Manila Bulletin reported.

The news outlet reported that according to the Cordillera Regional Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (CRDRRMC), Kennon Road is now open every Friday from 6:00 a.m. until 6:00 a.m. on Monday, until further notice. However, Kennon Road will only be open to those going up to Baguio.

The CRDRRMC also advised that drivers should only use the right side upward lane, while the downward lane is reserved for vehicles belonging to residents in the area. They also said that vehicles going down from Baguio will have to be checked to verify that they are carrying residents living along Kennon Road.

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Meanwhile, tourists who would like to visit the famous Lion’s Head along the scenic road should first secure a police clearance at the police station in the view deck of Camp 7.

Drivers are advised to only use the right side upward lane. The downward lane is reserved for vehicles of residents who live in the area.

All vehicles going down from Baguio are checked to verify if those are carrying residents living along Kennon Road.

All vehicles must observe the 22 kilometer-per-hour speed limit as well as other traffic and parking rules, especially when stopping by the Lion’s Head.

People in Baguio who opt to visit the Lion’s Head should first secure clearance at the police station located at the view deck in Camp 7.

Motorists were also advised to follow the 22 kilometer-per-hour speed limit, as well as the traffic and parking rules.

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