Talofofo Bridge Closing for 2 Hours for 4 Days Starting TODAY

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Guam –  Route 4 at the Talofofo Bridge will be closed for 2 hours this Wednesday, Thursday and Friday and again next Monday, May 2nd, to allow for the partial demolition of the bridge.

According to a release from DPW,  the Talofofo Bridge will be closed from 9 am to 11 am on those days.

The closure is necessary to ensure the safety of the driving public and the construction crew as they work to remove portions of the existing bridge.

It is estimated they will need a minimum of 2 hours per day for 4 days to remove four 105-foot long girders weighing approximately 60 tons each.

A number of alternatives including night work were considered but DPW says because of the “extreme nature” of the work and to ensure the safety of the construction workers,  it was decided that the work had to be done in the daylight.During those 2 hours, DPW says Route 4, to the North of the bridge, will be closed at the intersection of Route 4 and Route 4A, which is the road that leads up to Talofofo Village.

Route 4 to the south of the bridge will be closed at the entrance to the Talofofo Bay beachside.

Access will be restricted to local traffic only. Signage will be posted to remind motorists of the closure.

Drivers are urged to slow down and proceed with caution and seek alternative routes during the 2-hour road closure.

Traffic controls will be in place to assist in the direction and flow and to ensure a smooth transition. Delays and increased travel time should be anticipated while travelling in this area.

Emergency officials and government agencies have been informed.

The project is 100% federally funded. The contractor is Black Construction.

The bridge is being reconstructed to prepare it for the heavy load of dump trucks travelling to the new Layon landfill.