Expect Lane Closures in Hagatna as DPW Repairs Damaged Road

Wondering what’s causing traffic on Route 1 in East Hagatna?


It’s because the Department of Public Works is working to fix the damaged road, which they believe is pavement failure due to groundwater seepage from the cliff line above. In a release from DPW, it states that the groundwater became trapped alongside an existing storm drain located underneath the roadway causing the pavement to become unstable. The excavated areas have been temporarily filled with coral aggregate that will be replaced with roadway grade fill material and pavement once the new drainpipe is installed. DPW crews will be installing an underground drainpipe in the area to include a capacity monitor. Pavement restoration is anticipated to be complete by Monday, if weather permits and if pending materials and equipment are available. Until then, the public is advised that certain lanes will be closed and there will be traffic delays as the work is executed.