The road resurfacing project at the intersection of Route 8 and Marine Corps Drive has been suspended following the massive traffic jam it caused this past weekend.
It began Saturday morning when southbound traffic on Marine Corps Drive was narrowed to just one lane. That caused vehicles to back up past the Alupang Towers in Tamuning. Some motorists reported that it took an hour to clear the intersection.
Hawaiian Rock is resurfacing the roadway at that intersection to make the asphalt more stable, much like the work recently done at the Tri-Intersection in Barrigada according to Deputy DPW Director Jesse Garcia.
The re-paving was supposed to resume this coming weekend, but Garcia said that has now been canceled until they come up with a better traffic flow plan.
“There was a traffic control plan that was created, and apparently it didn’t work out the way the plan wanted it to work. It will be postponed until further notice until we get that meeting and come up with a better solution for the public,” Garcia said.
Garcia said that night work has been considered, but that is more expensive and dangerous for both workers and motorists.
SUSPENDED: The road re-surfacing project at the intersection of Marine Corps Drive and Route 8 has been suspended following the massive traffic jam that developed over the weekend. https://t.co/88PCLBI6m7 https://t.co/KOltK51uVI