Traffic Updates

Traffic Advisory for the Week of October 28 - November 3

October 25, 2019

Road Safety Reminder for the Week

LANE CHANGING
The Motor Vehicle Code of Guam Section 3314 states that a vehicle shall be drive as nearly as practical entirely within a single lane and shall not be moved from such a lane until the driver has first ascertained that such movement can be made with safety. Never change lanes in an intersection.

USE OF THE CENTER LANE
An uneven number of traffic lanes is a standardized roadway design on Guam. Historically, this middle lane has been called Suicide Lane, Kamikaze Run, etc., due to unsafe and often illegal driving practiced here. It is actually a LEFT TURN lane and is only for turning left into or out of traffic. This lane is not to be used for passing and is not a safety zone for pedestrians. It is not only illegal to use the center lane for a walkway.

Some defensive driving tips for using the middle lane:

  • If there is a center lane, it must be used for all left turns.
  • Always signal your intent to turn left and don’t turn your wheels until it is safe to execute the full turn, because if you’re hit from behind or in front, the turn of your wheels will send you direction into the oncoming traffic.
  • Watch very carefully before entering the middle lane and before the turning out of it; look for cars coming up behind you or planning to turn in front of you into the lane.


 

Guam Construction Update

Motorists are reminded to drive cautiously through all construction zones, observe all posted speed limit and construction signs, and carefully heed to flaggers. Alternative routes and/or adjusting drive times when feasible are encouraged.
 

Route 3 Widening

Construction activities are ongoing along Route 3 from just north of Route 28 to Potts Junction.Motorists are advised to drive cautiously through the construction zones, observe all posted speed limit and construction signs.
 

Route 1 and Route 8 Resurfacing and Route 8/Canada-Toto Loop Intersection

On Monday 10/28/2019, motorists are advised that there will be intermittent lane closures along the Route 8A Intersection in Barrigada from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Taking alternate routes and/or adjusting drive times is encouraged.

On Saturday 11/2/2019, there will be intermittent closures at the intersection of Route 8 and Canada-Toto Loop Road from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

From Saturday 11/2/2019 through Sunday 11/3/2019, the DPW contractor will be milling and paving along the Route 8/10/16 Intersection and the Route 8A Intersection in Barrigada. Motorists are advised that there will be lane closures and lane shifts along the northbound, eastbound and westbound lanes from 6:00 AM to 5:00 PM. The traffic signals will not be operational during construction.

Motorists are advised to drive cautiously through the construction zones, observe all posted speed limit and construction signs. Taking alternate routes and/or adjusting drive times is encouraged.