Kennon Road will be opened to traffic starting November 26, 2021
UPDATE: A New Advisory is in effect starting April 2, 2022 Please Refer this Kennon Road Advisory
Is Kennon Road Open?
Kennon Road will be opened to traffic starting November 26, 2021, subject to certain conditions. In a recent press release from the Office of the Civil Defense Cordillera Administrative Region and the Cordillera Regional Disaster Risk Reduction & Management Council, they have stated that Kennon Road will be opened to traffic every 5:00 AM of Friday to 5:00 AM Sunday going up to Baguio only, and on Sunday from 5:00 AM to 12:00 midnight for motorists who are Manila bound or going down only.
This is after Baguio City Mayor Benjamin Magalong requested the opening of Kennon road to lessen the traffic congestion at the Marcos Highway quarantine checkpoint which is being experienced during the weekends after Baguio City opened its doors to tourists.
Conditions of Travel using Kennon Road
- 5:00 AM of every Friday until 5:00 AM Sunday Kennon road is only open to traffic to all motorists going up (inbound travel).
- Starting 5:00 AM Sunday to 12:00 midnight Kennon road shall only be opened to all outbound motorists or those going down only.
- Motorists are advised to observe the speed limit of thirty kilometers per hour (30kph) and follow respective traffic and parking rules.
- Observe and strictly follow border protocols and quarantine checkpoint requirements
- Kennon road is strictly for vehicles weighing 5 tons (gross tonnage) and below only.
- Be reminded that Kennon road has two (2) functional lanes, going up and down since this national road is also being used by residents.
- In case of inclement weather or detected ground shaking/earthquake, the Municipality of Tuba, through the Tuba MPS, in coordination with the DPWH-CAR and OCD-CAR shall immediately CLOSE Kennon Road until public safety is guaranteed.
It could be remembered that the ongoing rehabilitation of Kennon road was among the reasons why this national road was indefinitely closed to motorists coming from other provinces and only residents in the area were allowed to pass through.