Council wants Teachers Camp road open to public

Council wants Teachers Camp road open to public

City officials are requesting the management of the Baguio Teachers Camp to allow motor vehicles to traverse Teachers’ Camp road from Leonard Wood Road and exiting South Drive to help in easing the worsening traffic congestion along some major roads in the said area.

Under Resolution No. 337, series of 2022, local legislators pointed out that the issue of traffic congestion around the city is pervasive and a growing complaint both by the residents and tourists who are always inconvenienced like in the said area.

The council pointed out that there is a need to come up with possible solution such as opening more access roads leading to and from the central business district area among others to lessen the inconvenience of residents and tourists, especially with the start of the implementation of face to face classes for school year 2022-2023 after more than 2 years of distance learning brought by the COVID-19 pandemic coupled with the influx of visitors from the different parts of the archipelago.

The body disclosed that the access route from Leonard Wood Road traversing the Baguio Teachers’ Camp and exiting South Drive has been serving as an alternate route for motorists to ease traffic congestions within the area, especially during rush hours and surge of visitors.

At the height of the COVID-19 pandemic over the past 2 years, the said access route was closed primarily because of the operations of the Baguio Teachers’ Camp temporary treatment and monitoring facility or temporary quarantine facility and triage unit.

Last March 31, 2022, the Baguio Teachers’ Camp temporary treatment and monitoring facility and temporary quarantine facility ceased operations to pave the way for the use of the facilities for the training requirements of educators in preparation for the scheduled opening of classes that started last August 22, 2022.

Earlier, the local government made a formal request to ranking education officials to consider opening the Teachers’ Camp access road because the same will greatly help in solving the monstrous traffic congestion along major roads surrounding the premier education facilities in the city. – Dexter A. See