The Roadwork Ahead: MONDAY June 18 – SUNDAY June 24

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Guam – The Guam Department of  Public Works has released the following list of road construction projects that may cause traffic delays in the week ahead. TRAFFIC ADVISORY FOR JUNE 18 – 24

Route 1/ 8 (Hagatna Bridges)
The outer southbound lane on Marine Corps Drive in the Hagatna Bridge area will be closed during the evenings on Tuesday, June 19 through Friday, June 22, from 7:30 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. to accommodate the installation of sheet piles by the contractor. Only one southbound lane will remain open while this night work is accomplished. Motorists are advised to proceed through the area with caution and to obey all traffic signs and flaggers.

Southbound lanes on Marine Drive between Route 8 and Route 4 have been shifted to the east side of the center median area adjacent to the north bound lanes.

Motorists making the left turn from southbound Route 1 to Route 8 should expect additional wait times.  This is due to additional green time being provided to northbound traffic on Route 1.  The DPW and its contractor continue to review the flow of traffic through the intersection and may make adjustments to balance the performance of the signal as warranted.

Route 17 (Talofofo)
Paving will continue on Route 17 this week.  Asphalt will be applied on various locations on Route 17 from the Route 4 intersection through the baseball field in Baza Gardens on June 21. Pavement marking and striping will follow from June 21 to June 22, weather permitting.  Motorists are advised that during these times, traffic will be restricted to one-lane.

Route 25 (Alageta Road, Dededo)
Contractor will be paving at the Alageta Road (Route 25) in Dededo on June 18 and 19 from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm. Pavement marking and striping will be scheduled from June 18 to June 20, weather permitting.  Alternate routes will be provided during this time. Motorists are advised to expect some delays during peak travel hours in the mornings and evenings.

Route 16 GMF (Post Office, Barrigada)
On Monday, June 18, Route 16 will be restricted to one lane in either direction between the hours of 9am and 4pm to complete the painting of the curbs. This work is contingent on good weather and will be rescheduled if necessary.

North Guam Signalization (Yigo)
Pavement marking operations will be in progress on Wusstig Road at the intersection of Route 1 during the week.  Minor asphalt paving operations will also be in progress at the intersection of Chalan Lujuna Road and Route 1 throughout the week.   Temporary lane shifts and closures can be expected and motorists are asked to proceed with caution and observe all traffic control signs posted along the construction area.

Route 1/11 (Port Authority Road, Piti)

Lane shifts for motorists traveling southbound on Marine Corps Drive at the Port Authority Road intersection area are in currently in effect.   Motorists are advised to proceed with caution and to obey all traffic signs in the area.

Route 4 Togcha and Talofofo Bridges (Talofofo and Inarajan)
Drivers traveling on Route 4 at the Talofofo Bridge are advised that traffic continues to be restricted to one lane.  Temporary traffic signs are in place with timing monitored and adjusted to minimize delays.  Increased travel time and short delays should be anticipated while driving through this construction zone.

The Togcha Bridge is open to two-lane traffic, however, motorists are advised that construction activities will continue on and around the bridge for several more weeks as the remaining work items are completed.

Route 4 Ylig Bridge (Yona)
The construction of piers on the Route 4 Ylig Bridge continues this week.  Due to the proximity of the construction work to travel lanes, intermittent traffic delays and lane closures will be required for the safety of motorists traveling in the area. The temporary bridge and detour remains open to traffic with a posted 15 MPH speed limit. Motorists are advised to observe the posted speed limit and all construction signs.

Route 7A (Hagatna)
Route 7A is open to two-way traffic, however, this area remains an active construction zone.  Motorists are asked to proceed with caution and obey all traffic control signs along the site.

Route 8/10/16 (Tri-Intersection)
The project is essentially finished and open to traffic.  There should be no further interference to traffic from construction activities.