BAGUIO CITY – 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, city legislators pointed out that the issue on traffic congestions 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 the need to come up with a 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 visitors, especially with the start of the implementation of face-to-face classes for schoolyear 2022-2023.
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 city government made a formal request to ranking education officials to consider re-opening the Teachers’ Camp access road because this will greatly help in solving the monstrous traffic congestion along major roads surrounding the premier education facilities in the city.