Baguio City, Philippines – With 44 Road rehabilitation projects taking place in the City of Pines, spending your vacation on the Summer Capital of the Philippines this Holy Week may not be a good idea.

Pantranco M.A.N 1117 and a truck on a section of the Kennon Road towards Baguio, Philippines.
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According to Mr. Alex Castaneda, district engineer of Baguio engineering office, the reconstruction were scheduled for January and were supposed to be completed this March, but have to be delayed due to various tourism activities that took place early this year. “We cannot delay it anymore for the Holy Week because we only have two months to go [after March] before the rains come [in June],” Castañeda said. Road works are estimated to be completed within 120 to 150 days or by early August.

The road work projects cover the central business district and other major streets leading to top tourist spots in Baguio. These include downtown Session Road, Bonifacio Road, Engineers Hill, Fr. F. Carlu Street near Baguio Cathedral, General Luna Road which passes through the U-belt and Gov. Pack Road where most common bus terminal are located.

Our Lady of Atonement Cathedral
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Roads leading to Mines View Park, the presidential Mansion, Botanical Garden, Ketchup Food Community, Wright Park, to Leonard Wood Road are also part of the rehabilitation project.

While tourists passing through Kennon Road, Marcos Highway and Quirino Highway (Naguilian Riad) may also encounter traffic build up due the repairs being done in a section of Marcos Highway.

Those intending to visit La Presa Farm and Cafe in the Sky may have to face some repairs at Sto. Tomas-Mt. Cabuyao Road.

Lastly, Quirino Hill, Aurora Hill, Quezon Hill and San Luis where most town house villages are located will experience some roads upgrades too.

Source: Inquirer