Guam – The Department of Public Works wants to keep the lines of communication open with island residents by providing timely updates on the ongoing road projects around the island.
DPW Director Andy Leon Guerrero says he needs to be more proactive in having the community aware of the current road projects. He feels its important to update everyone on the pace of these projects and when these projects are expected to be completed.
Leon Guerrero says DPW has made a number of strides since their oversight hearing with Senator Tom Ada last Friday. He says DPW already has looked at some of the major concerns and recommendations that were brought up during that evening. Some of them centers around the tri- intersection.
Leon Guerrero says, “Some of the recommendations that were made, was to have a police officer at the intersection during peak hours to help with the traffic flow. We want to go ahead and look at some of the problems that may impact some of the people on the other side of the road once we move over. Such as businesses like crown bakery and the gas station. Those businesses will be affected once we move to the other side.”
Leon Guerrero says they want to mitigate some of their existing problems by using emergency flashing lights to give motorist a better indication of where the lanes are and where they can or can not enter. He says they will try to find ways to help the local businesses in that area.
Leon Guerrero says, “We are certainly going to find ways to help give better access to those businesses. Instead of what happened to RPM. maybe we could have done a better job, actually I know we could have done a better job. We are actually going to talk to the bussiness owners to find out if we can help them so we don’t impact their businesses.”
Leon Guerrero says, if everything goes well over this weekend, they will lay the base course portion of Route 4 at the intersection near the Sinajana Mobil and 76 gas stations. Once that is done, this will allow DPW to open up both the east and west bound lanes.
Leon Guerrero says from this point on, he will give DPW updates to the public once every two weeks.