NEWS: Smoother Hamburger Road coming soon
May 11, 2017 (Hagåtña) – People who live, work or drive through Hamburger Road will soon have a smoother ride.
“I know we’ve been waiting for a while for this project to begin. Former Tamuning leaders, including Mayor Connie Duenas and former Mayor Francisco ‘Frank’ Blas along with current Mayor Louise Rivera and Vice Mayor Kenneth Santos — they’ve been great advocates of this project and today they join in the celebration that’s been decades in waiting,” said acting Governor Ray Tenorio.
This afternoon, he signed a contract approving the first phase of the major road resurfacing of Hamburger Road, or Route 27, which is formally called Adrian Sanchez Street. The $441,642 project, awarded to Hawaiian Rock Products, is the first major repair project of the length of road stretching from the area behind McDonald’s in Harmon to Marine Corps Drive in Upper Tumon since it was built in the ’60s.
Senators Tommy Morrison and Fernando Esteves are both supporters of DPW and ensuring safe roads for residents. Sen. Esteves was able to attend today’s signing ceremony. He’s happy to see the project get underway, calling it a huge step in road repair using local funds. He also thanked DPW.
“The work you do is important to our community,” Sen. Esteves said to the DPW Highway Maintenance Crew that joined the ceremony. “Thank you for your hard work and you have my commitment to support you in your mission.”
Tamuning Vice Mayor Santos also thanked DPW and added that he would have crews from his office assist in promoting safety in the area for the working crew.
Department of Public Works Director Glenn Leon Guerrero thanked the administration for their support. “This project was critical for our community and the Calvo Tenorio Administration has been a great supporter,” Leon Guerrero added.
The acting Governor added that Hamburger Road resurfacing is one of the many projects they’re focused on to improve the quality of life: “Our island residents deserve a safe and better road for transportation.”
Work on the road started today and will take about 180 days. There will be lane shifts and drivers are asked to be cautious as they approach and drive through the stretch of road.
Following the project is Phase II, which will create a three-lane roadway.
Dededo Mayor Melissa Savares and Vice Mayor Frank Benavente also attended the ceremony.
Another road project in the works is Route 26, Macheche Avenue resurfacing project. DPW is coordinating the project with Guam Waterworks Authority. “We’d like to get it all done and get it done right the first time so we don’t fix the road only to have to dig it back up,” Leon Guerrero stated.

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