DPW Breaking for Route 4 Resurfacing Next Tuesday

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Guam – The Department of Public Works will hold a groundbreaking ceremony for the Route 4 Resurfacing & Widening Project next Tuesday, October 19th, in the lot adjacent to the Yona Mayor’s Office.

The project scope consists of the resurfacing of Route 4 between Pago Bay and Yona as well as the roadway between the Ylig Bridge and Route 17. The project will also include spot drainage improvements and safety improvements such as providing additional lane width in certain locations.

See a diagram of the project

“This is a huge project for the island of Guam.  It is the first of four roadway projects related to the closure of the Ordot Dump and the opening of the new landfill at Layon. The others – Ylig Bridge replacement and the Togcha and Talofofo Bridge rehabilitation projects will be following close behind,” said Andrew Leon Guerrero, Director of Department of Public Works.

Nippo Corporation was awarded the $3.8 million dollar project. The estimated completion date is June of 2011.

The DPW, its consultants and the contractor will be providing the public with anticipated lane closures that may affect traffic flow during the course of the construction. All efforts are being extended to mitigate delays and to ensure the continued safety and mobility of residents and businesses who utilize the route in their everyday commutes.

“Once again, we want to thank the public for their patience as we continue to improve our roads,” added Leon Guerrero, “We kindly ask everyone to continue to drive carefully and follow all road construction signs for the safety of our construction workers and motoring public.”