RoadWatch Report: Week of May 28 - News: On Air. Online. On Demand.

RoadWatch Report: Week of May 28

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by Joan Aguon Charfauros

Guam - Island roadwork continues through some of Guam's busiest villages. Here's your weekly RoadWatch report to help you navigate through some of the tougher spots.

Route 25 Alageta Road is open for traffic.  Drivers are advised that road construction continues at various locations and are requested to observe the 25 mile per hour SPEED LIMIT and all construction signs.

Motorists traveling northbound on Route 8A next to Happy Mart will be shifted onto the new concrete pavement. Drivers are asked to be aware of this change and to follow all construction signs and traffic patterns as a result of this shift in the lanes.

Drivers traveling on Route 10, heading to and from Mangilao, will be shifted onto the new concrete pavement next to the 76 gas station. Drivers heading toward the intersection of Routes 8 and 16 from Mangilao should be aware that the lane shift will now be to the right side of the roadway.  Drivers turning right onto Route 10 from Route 8 should be aware that the lane shift will require that they go a little further into the intersection to complete the turn safely.

Drivers are requested to stop behind the painted stop lines and the "Stop Here on Red" signs when waiting for the light to change at the traffic signal.  These lines and signs have been placed so that trucks and buses have enough room to make the turn at the intersection.

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

Traffic on Route 2 in the Umatac area continues to be restricted to one lane for northbound and southbound traffic.  Drivers are advised to reduce their speed, stop at the stop signs and proceed only when there is no traffic in the single lane.  Delays and increased travel time should be expected in this area on Route 2.

Motorists traveling near the intersection of Route 4 and 17 are requested to reduce speed and observe all construction signs as road work continues in this area. Drivers can anticipate one lane closures, short delays and heavy equipment operating on and near the roadway.

Route 6A Murray Road is closed to traffic while the construction on the roadway proceeds. Motorists are requested to observe all construction, detour and road closure signs.

Traffic heading northbound and southbound on Route 4 at the Talofofo and Togcha bridges is restricted to one lane. Drivers should anticipate short delays and increased travel times when traveling through these construction sites.  Temporary stop lights to control traffic are in place with timing monitored and adjusted to minimize delays.

Drivers are advised to reduce their speed, watch for pedestrians and proceed with caution in the areas under construction.  The next phase of construction will begin after details are approved for the final pavement surface.

Construction work for the temporary bridge and temporary road detour will continue throughout the week.  Drivers should anticipate daytime lane closures and may encounter short delays when traveling through the Ylig Bridge construction area.

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