Hagåtña, Guam – The Leon Guerrero-Tenorio Administration held a groundbreaking ceremony organized by the Department of Public Works today launching a $12 million infrastructure investment as part of the Route 5 Reconstruction and Widening Project in Sånta Rita-Sumay.
“As our road to recovery shifts toward the economic revitalization of our island, we look forward to this highly anticipated and needed project in Sånta Rita-Sumay. This is more than just a groundbreaking, but a symbolic measure of our commitment to increasing our local quality of life by ensuring our roadways are safe and sustainable,” said Governor Lou Leon Guerrero.
“These long overdue improvements provide a once in a lifetime opportunity to truly make transformative investments in our villages. While this project is a major overhaul, we hope the long-term result will help alleviate any congestion, accommodate our growing population, enhance our local economy and most importantly, make it safer for drivers especially the thousands of families who rely on this road to commute to work and drive their kids to school,” said Lt. Governor Josh Tenorio.
The $12.4 million project is funded by the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration and includes the rehabilitation and widening of Route 5 from Route 2A to Route 5 and Route 17 at the Cross Island Intersection. The project also includes the construction of at least two 11-foot lanes with a 4-foot paved shoulder and a 2-foot graded shoulder. There also will be provided a left turn lane at the entrance to the Sumay Pay-Less Market, a double turn lane and right turn pocket at the entrance to the Naval Facilities Marianas offices, and minor drainage culverts. Project designer EMPSCO Engineering Consultants in coordination with contractor InfraTech International, LLC have set about 14 months until project completion.