DPWH: Kennon Road partially closed for repairs starting Feb. 19

By Ferdinand Patinio

February 15, 2024, 3:41 pm

<p><em>(Infographics courtesy of DPWH)</em></p>

(Infographics courtesy of DPWH)

MANILA – The Kennon Road in Benguet province, a major thoroughfare plied by motorists going to parts of Northern Luzon, would be partially closed to traffic starting Feb. 19.

In an advisory Thursday, the Department of Public Works and Highways-Cordillera Administrative Region (DPWH-CAR) said this is to give way to repairs on portions of the road.

“Upon the recommendation of DPWH-CAR and approval of the Metropolitan Baguio City, La Trinidad, Itogon, Sablan, Tuba, Tublay Council (MBLISTT) Council chairperson and Baguio City Mayor Benjamin Magalong, Kennon Road will be partially closed to effectively carry out the ongoing repairs along Camp 6, Tuba, Benguet, and ensure public safety,” it said.

The DPWH said motorists may use the following alternate routes:

--Southbound non-residents driving towards Rosario, La Union are advised to use the temporary route along Bued River.

--Northbound non-residents traveling towards Baguio City can pass through Marcos Highway.

While Kennon Road will remain open to northbound and southbound residents, the DPWH urged southbound residents to pass through the temporary routes. (PNA)