Taijeron Bill Would Require DPW Get Quotes for Night Time Construction

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Guam – A measure introduced by Senator Mana Silva-Taijeron Would require the Department of  Public works to get estimates for night time construction when soliciting bids for road construction contracts.

According to a release, Bill 196 would also require DPW to determine the feasibility of night time construction when commencing road construction  projects and if it is deemed feasible, then the legislation stipulates that the work must be done 8 pm and 6 am.

Read Bill 196

The release quotes Senator Silva-Taijeron as saying her bill “doesn’t mandate night time construction,” said Sen. Silva Taijeron.  “It does, however, ensure that DPW receives information regarding project costs associated with night time work, which may ultimately assist them in their decisions.”

Read Senator Silva-Taijeron’s release in FULL below:

Bill 196-31 Addresses Night Time Construction on Road Projects

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 12, 2010

Senator Mana Silva Taijeron today introduced Bill 196-31 (COR) which mandates the Department of Public Works (DPW) to require quotes or estimates for the cost of night time construction when soliciting bids for contracts on road projects. The legislation further requires DPW to determine the feasibility of night time construction when commencing these projects.

“Evening construction work should always be an option when dealing with the issue of road projects,” said Sen. Silva Taijeron.  “We owe it to the thousands of drivers who traverse Guam’s roads to consider all avenues in relieving the congestion and delays they experience daily, and, if done correctly, night time construction is a viable option.”

If night time construction is deemed feasible by DPW, the legislation stipulates that work can only take place between the 8:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m.  Additionally, Bill 196-31 requires that DPW consider various factors before engaging in night time construction including existing traffic patterns, project quality and cost, and worker safety.

“196-31 doesn’t mandate night time construction,” said Sen. Silva Taijeron.  “It does, however, ensure that DPW receives information regarding project costs associated with night time work, which may ultimately assist them in their decisions.”