by Nick Delgado
Guam - It seems the proposed Tiyan Parkway project has hit yet another snag, as the Department of Public Works is trying to obtain rights of way for the project. Director Joanne Brown says the proposal is to construct an access road from the cars plus area in Maite towards the GPD headquarters, as she says the airport intends on closing off Central Avenue come next summer.
Brown says the concern is that more than 14,000 motorists use this area daily. She says although they have a proposed solution, DPW still lacks rights of way to construct on the $5 million property. She admits a number of legislative policies may be needed to address easement concerns.
Brown told KUAM News, "We do realize it's a very complicated issues, the land owner issues that are up there that need to be dealt with, the funding aspects in terms of paying for the cost in actually developing the Tiyan Parkway, so there are certainly a number of decisions that are going to have to be made at a higher level. And once those decisions are made then certainly we can work towards what we can do on our end."
Brown also says Federal Highway Administration officials want results and timelines on the proposed parkway soon, or she admits they may suspend all operations on the project.