Kennon closed for repairs

BAGUIO City's most historic and scenic highway will now be closed to traffic.

Kennon Road will be closed after the Department of Public Works and Highways in the Cordillera issued an advisory to implement of vital works in the Camp 5 bridge located along the 34-kilometer road line.

The advisory added the highway will be closed to vehicular traffic starting 7 a.m. of September 27 up to 7 pm of October 3 to allow the contractor of the Camp 5 bridge to work on important portions of the bridge before it will be again opened for light vehicular traffic.

Motorists are advised to use Marcos Highway or Naguilian Road instead to avoid delays in travel and inconveniences until further notice.
Rehabilitation of the Camp 5 bridge along the stretch of Kennon road was earlier bidded out by the public works department to ensure the safety of motorists when travelling from the lowlands to the city proper and vice versa.

Kennon Road, which was built by the Americans is famous for its scenic zigzag route carved on the edges of the mountains following the Bued river.

Earlier in June, the DPWH also implemented several rehabilitation work along the highway to secure the safety of motorist passing the scenic route.

Among the projects undertaken by the public works are the rehabilitation of several sections of Camp 3 to Camp 6 (K0228+080-K0228+440) and the retaining wall of the Uabac section in Camp 7 which was damaged due to continuous rains last year.

In an earlier report, the rehab and construction along the historic road started in February but was deferred due to the activities in the city of Baguio in the past months including the Panagbenga and the elections.

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