Hagåtña, Guam – Governor Lou Leon Guerrero and Lieutenant Governor Josh Tenorio joined the Department of Public Works on Monday to celebrate the start of the Islandwide Safety Improvements and Primary Roads Striping and Marking Project. The U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration funded project will provide fresh striping and marking to several Guam highways. The overall project cost will not exceed $2 million.
The islandwide initiative launched along Route 4 in Ordot where contractor Highway Safety Services will execute safety improvements, including removal of existing striping and marking, surface preparation, and installation of new striping and marking. The first phase will cover Route 4 between the intersections of Route 1 and Route 10, a more than four mile stretch of road that runs through Hagåtña, Sinajana, Ordot and Chalan Pago.
“To the thousands of drivers who travel this road daily and those caught in bad weather at night, the fresh striping and marking of this road will make a meaningful difference. It could mean the difference between a preventable accident and a safe drive home,” said Governor Leon Guerrero. “That is why we are extending this project to other potentially dangerous highways across our island and why we stand committed to ensuring each and every driver on their way to work, school, home, and elsewhere gets to their destination safely.”
“This is an investment in our island’s future and symbolic of the work we are doing to rebuild our island and welcome prosperity with safety top of mind,” said Lt. Governor Tenorio. “It is work we believe is part and parcel to the progress we all are making in our individual ways. It is work we believe will help save lives, secure families, and cement our road to recovery.”
“Providing safer roads for Guam’s drivers continues to be a priority for the department,” said DPW Director Vincent Arriola. “This project is critical as roadway usage and weather conditions have degraded the nighttime reflectivity of pavement markings over time. We’re grateful to work with our federal partners to ensure resources are dedicated to strengthening our roadways.”
The first phase of the project costs approximately $337,000 and will take about seven months to complete. Additional phases of the project will include highway improvements along Route 8 from the Tri-Intersection to Route 7A, Route 16 from Route 1 to Route 27, Route 1 from Route 6 to Asan, and Route 2 from the Agat Marina to Route 2A.
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