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Construction work continues in Maina

by Michele Catahay

Guam - The rain of late hasn't stopped the ongoing construction work throughout the island. Here's your weekly guide to ensure you avoid the more-troubling traffic areas.

Dededo
This week, construction crews will continue to relocate utilities, install storm water systems and construct retaining walls along Alageta Street from Mendioka Street to Chandiya Street.  There will also be construction activities at the new traffic signals at Alageta and Highway 26.  All motorists are advised that this area is restricted to one way traffic past Chalan Acho Latte and are requested to not go against the flow of traffic, observe reduced speeds and detours.  Failure to follow posted traffic signs poses safety hazards to the residents, other drivers and the construction crews. Ahau Lane is still closed to traffic at Alageta Street while construction activities are underway. 

Traffic heading toward Route 16/Airport will continue to be detoured onto Bari Asi Street and Acho Latte.  Drivers coming from Route 16/Airport can use Alageta Road all the way to Macheche Road.  Drivers are advised that additional stop signs and 15 mph speed limit signs have been installed along Kalamasa Drive and Uhang Street for safety in the work areas.  DPW requests that drivers be extra careful and observe the posted speed limits and stop for school buses loading and unloading children.

Drivers are advised that Alageta is closed between Acho Latte and Akudi Street between 9:30 am and 4:30 pm. Traffic during this time is detoured to Acho Latte and Bari Asi Street.  Access is provided to only local traffic within the closed roadway section.

 

Hagatna
Construction crews will be paving sections of the northbound roadway shoulders (towards Sinajana) and southbound roadway shoulders (towards Yona).

This work is expected to have minimal impact on traffic flow with some lane restrictions. Traffic controls will be in place for the morning and afternoon rush hours. Drivers should plan for reduced speeds and are asked to use caution when approaching the work sites.

 

Barrigada
Asphalt operations will be conducted on the roadway shoulders of Route 16 and 8A while traffic continues to be restricted to one lane in each direction of the Tri-Intersection.  Drivers are urged to slow down and proceed with caution; delays and increased travel time should be anticipated while traveling in this construction area.

All businesses however, remain open and are accessible to vehicular traffic during construction. 

Drivers are reminded to comply with the "DO NOT BLOCK EMERGENCY ACCESS" sign in front of the Barrigada Fire Station while waiting for the traffic signal to change.  Blocking this area would delay the fire trucks from responding to an emergency.

 

Yona
Construction crews are installing guardrail and widening the lane from Pago Bay Bridge to the top of Pago Bay Hill (towards Yona).  Drivers are advised that traffic lanes are shifted to accommodate the work in this area. Please observe the posted construction signs and reduce speed.

 

Umatac
Drivers travelling on Route 2 are advised to observe all posted traffic signs and expect delays and increased travel time as construction crews continue to excavate and backfill the culvert pipe in front of the Umatac Baseball field. The southbound lane will be temporarily closed at this time. 

Outlet work on the Cetti river culvert below the southbound lane is also underway and requires a lane shift to left. Motorists should reduce their speed when approaching this construction area.

 

Talofofo
Construction work on Route 17 from Route 4 to Route 4A (cross island road) continues throughout the week.  Drivers are advised that this road work will require changes to traffic patterns and short one lane detours resulting in short delays and increased travel time.

 

Maina
Motorists are advised that construction, detour and road closure signs are installed on Route 6A  for the Murray Road Embankment Restoration Project.

This project is located on Route 6A (Murray Road) in the village of Maina, from approximately 200 feet east of Hegao Street to approximately 200 feet west of Bir'dan Bayak Road.  The project will repair 220 feet of the westbound roadway and embankment improvements, including installation of 80 linear feet of reinforced concrete retaining wall.

 

Talofofo/Inarajan
Motorists traveling on Route 4 in Talofofo and Inarajan are advised that traffic lanes over the Togcha and Talofofo bridges have been restricted to one lane.  This restriction in traffic lanes is necessary for the reconstruction of the bridges.  One lane of traffic will be provided across the bridges at all times during construction with traffic being controlled by portable temporary stop lights.  As the project proceeds, stop light timing will be adjusted so that delays to traffic flow can be minimized. Drivers should anticipate short delays and slightly increased travel time due to this work at the bridges.

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