Traffic Summit Searches for Solutions To Islandwide Jams


Guam – The Acting Governor called on DPW and GPD to consider aggressive options to relieve the congestion on the island’s roadways.

Acting Governor Dr. Mike Cruz met with the Department of Public Works Director Andy Leon Guerrero and Acting Police Chief Guam Police Department Frank Ishizaki  to discuss alternative measures that would alleviate the islands ongoing traffic problems.

These DPW road projects have been underway well over 6 months,  but now that the school year started, traffic problems have become magnified..

The first option would be to use bypass lanes to address the congestion near the tri intersection in Barrigada.

Another plan addresses the increased traffic flow along route 4 in Sinajina  at the Chalan Canton Tutuhan intersection.
One of the ways they hope to alleviate the traffic problem at this intersection would not allow a left hand turn from 6AM to 9AM. This will be in effect from Monday through Friday.
If you are heading west on Route 4 toward Agana, the light will remain green. If motorist need to go to Chalan Pago, you will be able to make a right hand turn.

And According to DPW, these road projects will continue over the next year.

Cruz is suggesting to have certain GovGuam agencies operate from 9AM to 6PM instead of their normal hours of 8AM – 5PM schedule.

And According to DPW, these road projects will continue over the next year. In addition, as mentioned in district court yesterday, bridge and road improvement projects to support the Layon Landfill will also cause delays in the south.

Cruz wants the everyone to come together as a community and be patient as they try to find a solution.