Mo­torists ad­vised to use new road go­ing to Baguio

Sun.Star Baguio - - Topstories - Lau­ren Alimondo Sun*Star Re­porter

TOURISTS go­ing and com­ing out of Baguio City and Benguet prov­ince are ad­vise to take the newly opened road in Tuba to evade traf­fic.

This, af­ter the Depart­ment of Pub­lic Works and High­ways in­au­gu­rated the Tubao - Nan­gal­isan Road in Tuba as an al­ter­nate route go­ing to Benguet and Baguio City.

With the up­com­ing Yule­tide sea­son, Tuba Mu­nic­i­pal Po­lice Sta­tion Po­lice Chief In­spec­tor James Acod stated with the newly open route, travel time from Tubao in La union to Baguio City is re­duced to 45 min­utes to one- hour drive.

On De­cem­ber 11, he added a joint clus­ter meet­ing to­gether with the Baguio City Po­lice Of­fice in prepa­ra­tion for the in­flux of tourists.

Mo­torists are fur­ther ad­vised the road is only good for light ve­hi­cles.

“The road serves as a good al­ter­nate route. At least, mo­torists can avoid the very steep area in Badi­wan, Pobla­cion in Tuba, Benguet,” said Acod.

The top cop added their sta­tions is con­duct­ing in­for­ma­tion ed­u­ca­tion cam­paign through so­cial me­dia to fur­ther in­form tourist and di­vert stake­hold­ers in us­ing the al­ter­nate route.

For traf­fic de­ploy­ment, a close co­or­di­na­tion is set with the Pugo and Tubao, La Union to guide tourists and lo­cals who opt to take the said route.

Tan­ods and vol­un­teers are also tapped for traf­fic man­age­ment, adds Acod.

Benguet Gover­nor Cres­cen­cio Pa­calso cited the two-way newly opened Nan­gal­isan sec­tion of Tuba, Benguet pass­ing through Tubao a well pave road.

“Look­ing at the sit­u­a­tion in Mar­cos High­way go­ing to Naguil­ian road traf­fic is very heavy. We need al­ter­na­tive route and it helps es­pe­cially who can­not pass by Mar­cos High­way,” he added.

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