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 OCTOBER 8 – 14, 2012
Route 7A (Hagåtña)
On October 11 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. (assuming dry weather conditions prevail), the intersection of Route 7A/8 will be closed to motorists turning from Route 8 onto southbound Route 7A. During this three-hour period, the intersection will remain open for east–west traffic only. The closure is necessary to accommodate asphalt paving operations for a 1,200 foot length of new roadway between Agana River Bridge (300 feet south of Tenbat Street) and the Route 7A/8 intersection.
The present two-lane/two-way traffic along Route 7A will be channeled into a single lane of one-way northbound traffic at Agana River Bridge. Normal traffic flow will resume when the work is completed.Motorists are asked to proceed with caution and obey all traffic control signs along the site.
Route 1/ 8 (Hagåtña Bridges)
Motorists traveling on Route 1 between Route 8 and Route 4 are advised to expect some delays during peak travel hours in the mornings and evenings and to seek alternative routes and/or adjust drive times when feasible as heavy equipment will be moving construction materials within the work zone. The contractor will be driving the piles necessary for the continuing reconstruction of the Hagåtña Bridge and the lane shifts and detours are for the safety of all motorists.
Route 1/11 (Port Authority Road)
Pavement milling operations will be performed along Route 11 on October 8 and 9, between 7:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Asphalt paving operations will follow on October 10 and 11, weather permitting. Asphalt paving will occur between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. along Route 11 starting approximately 300 feet east of the Industrial Avenue intersection and extending eastward approximately 0.8 miles.
The eastbound outer left turn lane of Route 11 at the intersection at Route 1 will be closed to traffic through October 13. The inner left turn lane will remain open for left turning motorists.
Drivers turning from Route 1 onto westbound Route 11 will encounter lane shifts and narrowed lanes while the intersection of Industrial Avenue and Route 11 will be reduced to a single lane of traffic until October 13. Drivers can expect to encounter slow moving traffic due to lane shifts and narrowed lanes during this period.
Route 4 from McDonalds to Route 10
Paving on Route 4 is complete. Lane closures may occur during the week as the contractor continues to adjust manholes, install signs and guardrails, and mark the roadway. Signage as well as safety and traffic personnel will be in place to ensure the safety of the workers and travelers in the construction area. Motorists are asked to use caution and to observe all construction signs and posted speed limits.
Route 4 Ylig Bridge (Yona)
Construction work on the bridge abutmentson 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 may 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 4 (Pago Bay to Route 17)
Road construction continues on Route 4 from Pago Bay to Route 17. Motorists are asked to proceed with caution and to be aware of traffic control signs posted along the construction area.
Motorists traveling northbound and southbound on Route 4 between Ylig Bridge and the Route 17 intersection will experience intermittent traffic delays and lane closures at various locations while construction crews remove existing pavement and lay new asphalt pavement, weather permitting. Construction activities will be scheduled between 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and will continue for at least 30 days or until work items are completed.
Motorists traveling through this area should anticipate delays and are advised to proceed with caution and to obey traffic signs and flaggers.
Route 17 (Talofofo)
Drivers can expect short delays and increased travel time as paving on Route 17 continues this week, weather permitting. Signage and safety personnel will be in place to ensure the safety of travelers.
Taleyfak Spanish Bridge (Agat)
Motorists traveling in this area can expect brief delays while the contractor continues to work in this area. Please be aware of safety personnel directing traffic as construction equipment moves across the road or trucks enter or exit the job site.
For more information contact
Guam Transportation Information Center
Telephone: 646-3452 Fax: 646-3449