The Roadwork Ahead: SUNDAY April 1 – SUNDAY April 8

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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 APRIL 1 – 8, 2012

Route 27 (Hamburger Road, Harmon)
Construction crews will be excavating one lane on Route 27 (Hamburger Road beside Young’s Plaza) from 7 a.m. through 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 31 and again on Sunday, April 1.  This roadwork is necessary to conduct utilities exploration and excavation in line with the proposed road improvements for Route 27.

Motorists coming from Route 16 heading toward Route 1 are advised to take Anthurium Street or Tun Pedro Cruz Street and exit at the Route 1 intersection across St. John’s School.

Barrigada
Beginning Saturday, March 31, DPW crews will be in Barrigada to begin saw-cutting work within various village roads. The saw-cutting will primarily be around damaged or eroded sections of roadways in preparation for future repair work.  The affected roads include San Vicente Drive, Ungaguan Place, San Roque Drive, Bolt Street, As Conejo Place, Pinate Place, Captain Reyes Way, As Chena Place, Toto-Canada Loop Road, Borja Street, Tiyan Place, Manibusan Road, Jalaguac Way and Cepeda Way. This is locally funded project costing $250,000.

Motorists are advised that this work will not have damaging effects on vehicles.  However, travelers are asked to follow all traffic control signs and proceed with caution when traveling along any of the affected roads.

Route 16 GMF (Post Office)
The Route 16 GMF / Guam Army National Guam intersection is scheduled for striping on the new pavement. The contractor has planned lane closures during off-peak hours (9 a.m. – 4 p.m.) starting on Monday, April 2.  This planned schedule could change due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances. Motorists are advised to observe all posted traffic control signs and proceed through the area with caution.    Increased travel time and short delays should be anticipated while driving through this area.

Route 7A (Hagåtña)

Traffic in the construction area of Route 7A remains limited to one way westbound from Route 8 to Route 4 with motorists shifted to the new pavement from Tenbat Street to Route 4. Access to businesses along Route 7A will remain open.

The contractor will open Camacho Street on Wednesday, April 4, barring any unforeseen events.  Following the opening of Camacho Street, the contractor will close Route 33 and detour traffic through Camacho Street.  Access to Route 7A from Martinez Lane remains open.

Motorists are asked to proceed with caution, pay strict attention to traffic control signs posted along the construction area and be prepared to make lane shifts.

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 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 lights 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 requested to observe the posted speed limit and all construction signs.

Residents around the Ylig Bridge area should expect possible GTA service interruptions until April 26 as a primary service line is relocated. Affected customers may experience short interruptions of approximately 30 minutes to 1 hour as this work is completed.

Route 6A (Murray Road) Asan
Route 6A Murray Road remains closed while construction work is in progress. Drivers are advised to observe all construction, detour and road closure signs.

Route 8/10/16 (Tri-Intersection)
Temporary lane closures are scheduled this week for eastbound traffic on Route 8 at the Tri-Intersection.  Motorists are advised to observe all posted traffic control signs and proceed through the area with caution.    Increased travel time and short delays should be anticipated while driving through this area

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

Route 25
Asphalt repair work on both travel lanes of Route 25 between Bello Road and Route 26 (Macheche Road) has started and will continue for the next two weeks. Intermittent traffic delays are anticipated during off peak hours (9 a.m. – 4 p.m.). Drivers are advised to use caution and proceed slowly when driving through this construction area.