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Traffic construction starts at Pleasure Island

by Michele Catahay

Guam - Smack dab in the middle of the island's tourism capitol, road construction is taking place, as Tumon joins the other various villages to see work affect through traffic.

Dededo
Route 25 construction progresses this week with crews continuing to install storm water drain systems, construct retaining walls and relocate utilities along Alageta Street from Mendioka Street to Chandiya Street.  At the Alageta and Route 26 intersection, a new traffic signal is being installed. Drivers 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 and to observe reduced speeds and detours. Failure to follow posted traffics signs poses safety hazards to other drivers, the residents and the construction crew. Ahau Lane is still closed to traffic at Alageta Street while construction activities move forward.

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
No traffic delays are expected on Route 4 from McDonalds to Route 10.  All traffic lanes are open and traffic signals are fully operational. 

Barrigada
The next phase of construction of the tri-intersection is in effect.  Traffic is still restricted to one lane in each direction but with the traffic pattern on Route 16 changed so that work can done on the other side of the road.  Traffic on Route 16 has shifted onto the new concrete pavement for a short distance then shifted back to the existing roadway upon leaving the new construction area.  Drivers are urged to reduce speed and proceed with caution; delays and increased travel time should be anticipated while traveling through this construction area.

All businesses fronting the construction area remain open and are accessible to vehicular traffic during construction.   

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

Yona
Construction crews will continue installing guardrail and widening the lanes on Route 4 from Pago Bay and near Route 17. Roadway will be shifted and restricted to one lane while work is being done in these areas.  Traffic will be flagger-controlled during daytime hours.  Drivers are advised to observe posted construction signs and reduce speed for safety.

Umatac
Drivers travelling on Route 2 are advised to expect delays and increased travel time as the southbound lane at Umatac is temporarily restricted to one lane for both north and southbound directions.  Drivers are requested to stop at the stop signs and only proceed when there is no oncoming traffic in the single lane.   Drivers are requested to reduce their speeds, observe and follow the construction signs in the construction areas.

Talofofo
Drivers are advised that continuing construction on Cross Island Road requires short one lane detours and changes to the traffic patterns.  Drivers should anticipate short delays and increased travel time.

Asan
Route 6A Murray Road Embankment Restoration Project in Asan is currently underway.  Drivers are advised to observe all construction, detour and road closure signs posted. 

Talofofo/Inarajan
Talofofo Bridge reconstruction activities continue this week.  Motorists traveling on Route 4 in Talofofo are advised that traffic flow is controlled by temporary portable stop lights and the road is restricted to one lane.  Drivers should anticipate increased travel time on this section of Route 4.  As the project progresses, stop light timing will be adjusted to minimize delays.  

Lane restrictions and construction work is anticipated to begin at the Togcha bridge site on Tuesday, March 8.

Tumon
In preparation for concrete placement on the north bound and south bound lanes at the DFS and Westin intersections, construction crews will be placing base course backfill material.  Crews will also remove existing asphalt pavement and base course on the northbound inner lane across from the Guam Reef Hotel.  Drivers traveling in these construction sites can expect delays and increased travel time.  Drivers are advised to reduce speed, watch for pedestrians and use caution while traveling in this area.

Yona
Construction at the Ylig Bridge site on Route 4 will be starting this week.  This work will include advance survey work by the contractor.   No lane restrictions or delays are anticipated for this advance work.

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