330 structures obstructing the national highway on Naguilian Road are about to be demolished by the Baguio City government by March 13. 

Owners were given a notice of demolition prior to the start of the road clearing operation in February, according to City information officer Aileen Refuerzo.

All 330 structures were chosen by the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Baguio District Office based on the baseline 10 meters from the center. 

The current one-lane road occupies a width of 3.10 meters. The city government is planning to re-claim about seven meters more to complete the 10 meters. 

Naguilian Road, one of the city’s primary roads, should have at least 30 meters from the center. Currently, they only occupy at least 10 meters.

On the first two days of the road clearing, 32 structures were demolished from the gasoline station near the Baguio Justice Hall. The remaining 330 structures are situated at the Arc in the intersection of Naguilian Road and the second road of Quezon Hill.

The demolition will resume on March 12 and 13.  (RJ Espartinez)