January 30, 2023

The Cordillera Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (CDRRMC) Joint Task Group Kennon approved to open Kennon Road to light vehicles going up and down during weekends starting Feb. 1, the supposed opening of Panagbenga Festival.
Office of Civil Defense-Cordillera Director Albert Mogol said the CDRRMC decided to open both lanes of Kennon Road on weekends to accommodate tourists expected to flock the city for the festival. The city government cancelled the Feb. 1 opening of Panagbenga as precaution against the 2019 novel coronavirus.
“The CDRRMC unanimously approved a motion to open Kennon Road to private motorists and light vehicles only or those weighing five tons and below, in consideration of the influx of tourists/visitors for Panagbenga 2020,” Mogol said in an advisory.
Kennon Road is open to a two-way traffic every weekend starting 6 a.m. of Jan. 31 up to 6 p.m. of Feb. 3 and under the same scheme every weekend (Feb. 7 to 10, Feb. 14 to17, Feb. 21 to 24, Feb. 28 to March 2, and March 6 to 9).
On weekdays, Kennon Road will be open on a one-way or the lane going up to Baguio only from 6:01 p.m. every Monday and up to 5:59 a.m. every Friday.
Task Group Kennon advised motorists to always follow road traffic rules and courtesy.
The public is also advised to monitor road updates and advisories as Kennon Road may be subjected to closures during inclement weather upon the recommendation of the Department of Public Works and Highways.
Mogol said the road opening is done to avoid congestion in Marcos Highway, with the influx of visitors coming up to Baguio for the Panagbenga. – PNA release