MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) is developing the plan for the rehabilitation and improvements of the iconic Kennon Road.
Among the Department’s concerns is the road’s major risk element given its location.
It is exposed to heavy rainfalls which cause road slope disasters such as soil collapses, rock falls, road slips, and landslides.
For this reason, the DPWH aims at improving the condition of Kennon Road and proposes long-term solutions to minimize hazards and road closures, in order to provide a better experience for the road users.
As part of the plan for the rehabilitation, the DPWH has launched a General Perception Survey using the social media platform.
The survey seeks to obtain the public’s perception of the project and its impacts. It also aims to solicit suggestions on the additional features that can be integrated into the project.
Once completed, the project is expected to reduce travel time from Rosario to Baguio City, via the valley of the Bued River.
This is apart from the availability of a reliable route to Baguio City and also resolves traffic congestion and insufficient road network system in the region.
The project is also seen to be among the major contributors to the growth of the area’s tourism industry and business.
The Rehabilitation / Reconstruction / Improvement, Operation, and Maintenance (RRIOM) of the Kennon Road Project is an effort by the DPWH and Public-Private Partnership Center (PPPC) with the support of RebelGroup International BV through the Project Monitoring and Development Facility.