The Roadwork Ahead: MONDAY May 14 – SUNDAY May 20

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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: MAY 14 – 20, 2012

Route 1/ 8 (Hagåtña Bridges)
The inner northbound lane on Marine Corps Drive at the intersection of Routes 1 and 8 will be closed while the contractor removes approximately 300 feet of the existing median in front of the Naval Cemetery and Willows Bar. Traffic barriers are also in place to close off two lanes on Route 1 in Hagåtña between Route 8 and Route 4. Motorists are advised that two lanes will be open in each direction at all times and access to businesses in the area will be maintained.

On Monday evening, May 14, access to Route 8 from Route 1 will be shut off from 10 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. Tuesday. The contractor will be removing medians in front of The Venue and at the intersection in preparation for minor paving on Tuesday afternoon.

One lane will be available for those traveling from Route 8 to Route 1. Motorists are advised to seek alternative routes, including Route 4 to Chalan Santo Papa or Route 7A.

Signage as well as safety and traffic personnel will be in place to ensure the safety of construction crews and travelers through the construction area. Motorists are advised to expect some delays during peak travel hours in the mornings and evenings. The DPW asks all drivers to carefully heed all traffic signs in the area and to seek alternative routes and/or adjust drive times when feasible.

Route 1/11 (Port Authority Road)
The Department of Public Works has issued an alert to all motorists that beginning Monday, May 14, there will be lane shifts for motorists traveling southbound on Marine Corps Drive at the Port Authority Road Intersection area. The lane shifts are expected to last approximately six (6) weeks.  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 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.  Please be alert for construction activities in this area.

Route 4 Ylig Bridge (Yona)
Demolition of the existing bridge continues this week as well as the construction of pile caps.  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 (Hagåtña)
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)
Motorists traveling in the Tri-Intersection area are advised to expect temporary lane closures during non-peak hours while permanent pavement markings are installed and construction crews complete work on the lane shoulders.

The DPW thanks the public for their patience and cooperation during the Tri-intersection improvement project and advises motorists to heed all traffic signs and signals in the area and to seek alternate routes if possible.

North Guam Signalization

Work is continuing on the addition of the right turn lane on Wusstig Road at the intersection of Route 1.  Motorists are asked to proceed with caution and observe all traffic control signs posted along the construction area.

Route 16 GMF (Post Office)
Route 16 GMF / Guam Army National Guam intersection is open to traffic however construction activity is expected to continue in this area while the contractor completes work on this project.   Motorists are advised to observe all posted traffic control signs and to be aware of workers within the construction area.

Route 17 (Talofofo)
Road construction continues at the intersection of Route 4 and Route 17. Drivers traveling through this area and on Route 17 can anticipate shifting lanes, one lane closures and brief delays.