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Talofofo Bridge closure next week

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PRESS RELEASES - The Department of Public Works and Black Construction advise all motorists to be aware that beginning on Tuesday, July 5 from 9:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. and again on Wednesday, July 6 from 9:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m., the contractor for the Talofofo Bridge construction will be delivering four (4) 105-foot long girders weighing approximately 48 tons each to the project site. The girders will be transported on tractor trailers and will be traveling from the Black Construction Pre-Cast Plant on Route 15 to the construction site along Talofofo Bridge on Route 4. Drivers traveling along this route during the designated times are asked to be on alert for this slow-moving traffic. The transport of these girders during the late evening hours is necessary to ensure the safety of our driving public.

On Thursday, July 7 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., the Talofofo Bridge will be closed as construction crews will be installing the girders onto the Talofofo Bridge. Due to the extreme nature of the work and to ensure the safety of the construction workers, it was determined that this effort must be accomplished during this six-hour period. Should additional time be necessary, the public will be informed immediately.  

Road closure will begin at the intersection of Route 4 and Route 4A (entry from Route 4 into the village proper), on the northern side of the Talofofo Bridge. The south side of the bridge will be shut at the entrance to the Talofofo Bay, beachside. Access will be restricted to local traffic only. Signage will be posted to remind motorists of this road closure.

Drivers are urged to slow down and proceed with caution, or seek alternative routes during the road closure. Traffic controls will be in place to assist in the direction and flow and to ensure a smooth transition. Delays and increased travel time should be anticipated while traveling in this area.  Emergency officials and government agencies have been informed.

The Department of Public Works apologizes in advance for any inconvenience to the public as a result these temporary closures.  The 100 percent federally funded project, awarded to Black Construction, includes the reconstruction and rehabilitation of the Talofofo Bridge. The Department of Public Works thanks the public for its continued patience as they work to improve our roads and bridges for the safety and well being of our people

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