GVB spruces up Tumon sidewalks

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Workers have been water-blasting sidewalks and concrete structures to strip away mildew and algae along the Tumon strip.

Tumon is expected to be a little brighter over the coming weeks as the Guam Visitors Bureau undergoes its sidewalk cleaning along Pale San Vitores Road.

Since January, workers have been water-blasting sidewalks and concrete structures to strip away mildew and algae along the Tumon strip from the Archbishop Felixberto Memorial Circle all the way to the Lotte Hotel.

The $160,000 project has been contracted to The Pit, which has also been treating the surfaces with a mildew-resistant solution to make them less slippery.

Project Manager Ilene Quitugua says that this is the first time in a while that the sidewalks have been cleaned.

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“To my recollection, the sidewalks have not been water-blasted to this scale. I believe this is the first time in a number of years that we’ve had the sidewalks water-blasted. We’re hoping to get it into a yearly maintenance contract so we can keep the sidewalks nice and clean,” Quitugua said.

The cleaning is expected to be ongoing until mid-March. Until then, motorists are advised that lane closures and shifts can be expected from 9  am to 3:30 pm.

Quitugua adds that this sidewalk cleaning is the first out of many maintenance projects to take place in Tumon.

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