October 11, 2018
Hagåtña – J Street in Asan-Maina is now a safer road for families in the area.
“What a beautiful sight we have here — this newly paved road provides safety and peace of mind for the residents in this area,” said Governor Eddie Baza Calvo.
J Street is one of more than 30 roads that are part of the Islandwide Pavement Resurfacing project, which cost $71,247.30 through both local and Department of Interior (DOI) funds.
“I want to thank all of you, especially those wearing the vests, for working hard to repair these roads,” said Lt. Governor Ray Tenorio referring to the Dept. of Public Works Highway Division. “Be proud of the success you have achieved and let’s continue to make this happen all over the island.”
The men and women of the Highway Division strip, then prep the road prior to the contractor pouring the final layer and finishing the road. This two-part, out-of-the-box solution has helped stretch the funding for village road improvements.
Residents have asked Asan-Maina Mayor Frankie A. Salas to assist with the road. “When I first got into office last year, many constituents wanted to have this road paved (because) whenever it rained you would see more damage. Now that the road is paved the residents are happy,” Mayor Salas said.
Piti Mayor Jesse Alig added, “Because they are on the border of Piti and Asan/Maina, the residents of J Street have often come to me with concerns of safety regarding the road. I am grateful for the Calvo Tenorio Administration’s diligence in ensuring this street was paved for the safety and the good of all the residents here.”
The Calvo Tenorio Administration working with the Department of Public Works (DPW) identified local and federal funds that allowed for the paving or repaving of village roads throughout the island. DPW and Mayor’s worked together to develop the list of roads.
“We are proud that our work converts into positive impacts for the community-at-large — the improvement to the quality of life for the residents on this street is evident,” said Department of Public Works Director Glenn Leon Guerrero.