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Sens urged to move Tiyan Parkway forward

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by Sabrina Salas Matanane

Guam - Guam International Airport Authority Executive Manager Mary Torres urged the 31st Guam Legislature to act in moving the Tiyan Parkway Project forward. Although Phase I of the project from GPD Headquarters to the Cars Plus area is ready to proceed, proving problematic is Phase II from the Airport to GPD.

The Tiyan property was deeded back to original landowners. Torres said, "I implore your consideration of legislation that is specific to a plan for the reacquisition of properties that are necessary for DPW and Federal Highway to begin their plans to construct the proposed parkway. It is quite obvious to us that without legislative action to address this key component the construction of the Tiyan Parkway that is acceptable to GIAA, FAA, FHA and DPW cannot be accomplished."

The feds have given the local government until 2013 to complete the project.  Senator Tom Ada said it was the governor who has to first decide whether he wants the Tiyan Parkway or not. The FAA has already granted $35 million to GIAA for its runway expansion projects. Should GovGuam pay original landowners to reacquire the property it could run as high as $10 million.

An estimated 14,000 motorists traverse through the current Tiyan roadway everyday.

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