Pangelinan: Repaving of Route 4 Between Yona and Pago Bay Will Begin Within 2 Weeks

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Guam – Senator Ben Pangelinan says he has been assured by acting DPW Director Carl Dominguez that the stretch of Route 4 down the hill from Yona to Pago Bay will be re-paved by the contractor.

The recently completed roadwork is marred by bumps and ripples.

Pangelinan wrote a letter to Dominguez last week to express his concerns about the roadway and in a release he says that the acting DPW Director has informed him that the contractor has agreed to re-mill the road, and that work should begin in two weeks.

The release quotes Senator Pangelinan as saying he “will continue to follow up with DPW until the road is smooth and meets quality control industry standards suitable for acceptance as a final product”.

READ Senator Pangelinan’s release in FULL below:

PANGELINAN ASSURED BY DPW ON PAGO BAY-YONA ROAD CONSTRUCTION QUALITY

FOR IMMEDIATE NEWS RELEASE (January 23, 2013–Hagåtña) – Senator Vicente (ben) Cabrera Pangelinan (D-Barrigada in a response from Acting Director of the Department of Public Works (DPW), Mr. Carl Dominquez has been assured that the uneven new pavement on the Pago
Bay-Yona road will not be accepted as a final product.

Senator Pangelinan wrote Mr. Dominquez a letter last week with his concerns, as well as concerns of the many people who drive this route on a daily basis that the road was not of the quality suitable as final completion.

“According to Mr. Dominquez’ response, DPW acknowledges that there are serious concerns with the “ripple” affect on the road. The contractor for the project, NIPPO Corporation has committed to re-mill the road, however since they do not own a milling machine will not have to rent one. DPW expects them to start the work within two weeks”, stated Senator Pangelinan.

Senator Pangelinan concluded, “I will continue to follow up with DPW until the road is smooth and meets quality control industry standards suitable for acceptance as a final product”.