Guam – The Department of Public Works advises all motorists that major bridge rehabilitation work will begin next week on the Talofofo and Togcha River Bridges on Route 4.
The entire bridge deck and girders will be replaced on both of the bridges.
Construction will be phased to complete one travel lane of the bridge at a time – requiring closure of the other lane to complete the deck replacement. When the first phase of the bridge work is complete, the traffic control will be switched to complete the other half of the bridge.
Route 4 will remain open to two-way traffic in these areas, but will be limited to a single lane over the bridges. The first phase lane restrictions will be in place starting Tuesday, February 15th and continue through about August. Temporary traffic signals will be installed at each location and traffic flaggers will be working to ensure a smooth transition to this traffic control plan. Both bridges will be constructed at the same time.
The DPW and its contractor are working closely with the Guam Police and Fire Departments to ensure that emergency services remain unimpeded traveling through this area and with the impacted village mayors on specific local concerns during construction.
The 100% federally funded project includes replacing the superstructures and improving the foundations of both bridges to bring them up to current standards. The work zone also includes the bridges plus the roadway approaches immediately adjacent to the bridges. The project was awarded to Black Construction and is expected to be completed in 450 calendar days at a contract amount of $3,388,000.
The Department of Public Works thanks the public for their continued patience as they work to improve our roads for the safety and well being of our people.
For more information contact:
The Division of Highways
Department of Public Works
646-3452/649-3121 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org