Guam – Residents of Hagatna, Sinajana, Ordot and Chalan Pago have a reason to celebrate now that parts of the Route 4 reconstruction project have been completed.
A ribbon cutting ceremony was held Monday morning to highlight the resurfacing and widening of Route 4 from Hagatna McDonald’s to the Route 10 intersection.
Ordot-Chalan Pago Mayor Jesse Gogue noted that he sat through the weekly meetings during the planning stages with the Federal Highway Administration to give his input. And through his efforts, local concerns were factored into the project. For example he says the original design did not include center lanes.
Sinajana Mayor Robert Hoffman emphasizes the impact of the center lanes and how it has improved traffic flow in the communities.
“We’re particularly grateful for the center lanes as Mayor Gogue had mentioned,” said Hoffman because they “have reduced the number of traffic accidents in the Agana Springs area, Afame area and Chal area and have given more ease to traffic that congests the entrances and exits of Sinajana so thank you.”
Reconstruction began in August 2009. The project was significantly delayed as the contractor, Hawaiian Rock Products worked with the Department of Public Works to develop pavement materials that met Federal standards.
The final cost of the project was about $15 million dollars.