Guam – Senator Tom Ada’s Transportation Committee held an oversight hearing Friday night on the impact of DPW’s road construction projects at the Tri-Intersection.
Senator Ada says the aim was to learn from the Tri-Intersection project in order to minimize the congestion and impact on businesses caused by road construction projects.
Ada says they are anticipating another 400 million dollars worth of construction projects and need to apply what they have learned from the tri-intersection project to any new projects. The hearing allowed DPW the opportunity to present the status of the project but the first 30 minutes was dedicated to allowing the businesses in the tri-intersection area to explain how the construction has affected them.
“With the tri-intersection it is only at the 25 percent phase completion right now and for the next at least this project won’t be completed looks like probably June of 2011 we’re gonna have to find ways to improve and actually minimize the congestion in that area,” explained Senator Ada.
Meanwhile, on Friday morning, Ada’s committee heard testimony on a bill that addresses utility relocation costs, and a bill that deals with the port authority and it’s performance management contracts.