Hagåtña, Guam – Governor Lou Leon Guerrero and Lt. Governor Josh Tenorio met with the northern community today during a site visit for two upcoming flood mitigation projects in Machanao, Dededo.
Department of Public Works contractor ZME Pacific will be constructing new infiltration trenches along the road shoulders and reconstructing pavement at Chalan Pugua Matchena and Chalan Bongbong. The projects address existing flooding issues and provide additional safeguards and protections for residents and property. The two projects, totaling $109,600, are locally funded through the Guam Highway Fund. Work is expected to start in the next two weeks and may be completed in approximately two months.
“Not only will this project mitigate flooding, more importantly, it will protect homes, enhance public safety and create strong infrastructure in the village. We will continue working closely with DPW and our village leaders to provide immediate solutions for flood-zone areas,” said Governor Leon Guerrero.
“It is critical that we take action and provide solutions for vulnerable areas that experience heavy flooding. Residents can look forward to more improvement projects in the coming months as part of our administration’s active commitment to strengthening public infrastructure and elevating our island’s standard of safety,” said Lt. Governor Tenorio.
“During heavy rains, many residents of this area experience flooding on their property and drivers risk hydro-locking their engines. Flooding continues to be a priority issue that we address to ensure the safety of our residents and drivers. We appreciate the work being done to resolve this matter and look forward to more projects in the future,” said Dededo Mayor Melissa Savares.