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WORK has begun on the paving of Alageta Road (Route 25) in Dededo near Macheche.
The Department of Public Works reports that pavement marking and stripping will continue through today, weather permitting. Motorists are advised that during the paving process, motorists will be directed to use alternate routes.
Motorists are also advised to expect delays during peak travel hours.
Route 1/ 8 (Hagåtña Bridge)
Night work on the outer southbound lane on Marine Corps Drive in the Hagåtña Bridge area has begun. Starting last night and through this Friday from 7:30 p.m. and 5:30 a.m., the contractor will be installing sheet piles. There will be only one lane open during the process. Motorists driving through the area are advised to proceed with caution and to obey all traffic signs and flaggers.
Meanwhile, 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 northbound lanes. Motorists making the left turn from southbound Route 1 to Route 8 can expect additional wait times due to time being provided for northbound traffic on Route 1.
The flow of traffic is being monitored by DPW and its contractor, and adjustments may be made to balance the performance of the signal as warranted.
Paving continues on Route 17 along Cross-Island Road. Asphalt is being applied on various locations from Route 4 along the Route 17 intersection through the baseball field next to the entrance of Baza Gardens tomorrow. Pavement marking and stripping of the area also occurs tomorrow and Friday, pending weather conditions. Motorists are advised that during these times, traffic will be restricted to one lane.
North Guam Signalization
A contractor pavement marking is currently taking place on Wusstig Road at the intersection of Route 1 and will continue during the week. Minor asphalt paving operations will also be in progress at the intersection of Chalan Lujuna Road and Route 1. Motorists are advised to expect temporary lane shifts and closures and should proceed with caution.
Togcha, Talofofo, and Ylig Bridges
Drivers traveling on Route 4 along the Talofofo Bridge are advised that traffic continues to be restricted to one lane because of ongoing construction. Increased travel time and short delays should be anticipated.
Meanwhile, Togcha Bridge is open to two-lane traffic; however, motorists are advised of construction activities on and around the bridge for several more weeks due to remaining work that needs to be completed.
Construction of piers next to Ylig Bridge also continues this week. Because of the proximity of the construction work, 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 miles per hour speed limit.