VIDEO: Ground Finally Broken on Upgrades to Dangerous Stretch of Route 4 in Ipan

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Guam – The Governor and other officials broke ground on the long awaited Rt 4. repaving project from Togcha to Ipan beach park.

This is a slippery stretch of road that has been the site of numerous car accidents and even some fatalities. Jeff’s Pirate’s cove owner Jeff Pleadwell, Talofofo Mayor Vicente Taitague, and residents in the area have complained about this road for years now.

DPW has now awarded a contract to Nippo corporation to create safety improvements including roadway friction course overlay localized pavement section reconstruction and super elevation improvement at the curves.

“This project will make this portion safer for all our motorists. It’s long overdue and I’m greatful that the hour has come to break ground,” said Mayor Taitague. 

“I wanna thank the residents of Talofofo especially Mr. Pleadwell over here for their patience it took many many years to get this project going. It’s long overdue I know but we’re gonna break ground today and in a matter of three months or so we’re going to have a really nice stretch really nice and safer stretch of road here in Ipan,” said DPW Director Carl Dominguez.

The project will cost $700 thousand dollars and is expected to be completed by July of 2014.