Hagåtña – Thanks to the combined efforts of the Department of Public Works, village mayors and the administration, more village streets are getting paved.
Residents attended the ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate this long-awaited moment. Barcinas Street in Inarajan is one in more than 30 roads part of the Islandwide Pavement Resurfacing project this year. We have had more than 100 miles of roads paved or repaved in the last 8 years.
Governor Eddie Calvo stated, “The Calvo Tenorio Administration will continue to progress our island forward until our very last day in office. Safety has always been a priority for us and road paving is part of that.”
The Governor and Lt. Governor Ray Tenorio said they’re privileged to have worked side by side with the Mayors and the team at the Department of Public Works in a project that improves the quality of life for the people of Guam.
“Many people have commented that the roads being smoother and safer makes daily life easier for them and for their vehicles. Additionally, those with businesses, whether it’s here in Inarajan, or Umatac, or in Dededo and Yigo, are saying that business is picking up because people are more willing to drive to their stores or shops,” Lt. Governor Ray Tenorio stated.
Inarajan Mayor Doris Lujan agreed with Lt. Governor Tenorio’s remarks on what was needed to get road improvements, “Barcinas Street is long overdue and I am thankful there was funding available to have it paved. The residents are grateful that we had the opportunity to pave their road, it decreases the wear and tear on their vehicles,” Lujan said.
Barcinas Street had a total approximate area of 3,556 square yards and the cost was budgeted using both local and Department of Interior (DOI) funding.
“Progress is good when it helps the people of Guam and their quality of life. This is not the beginning and it’s not the end. What you see today is a portion of the many good things that is going to help the island of Guam,” said Department of Public Works Deputy Director Andy Leon Guerrero.