Traffic Advisory for the Week of July 31 - August 6July 28, 2023
Road Conditions – Heavy Rain
During heavier rains, it’s advisable to turn on your headlights for increased visibility. Scan ahead for large puddles and slow down when you go through the water. Most vehicles lack protection on the underside and large quantities of water splashed up in the undercarriage can soak wiring, brake linings and other essential parts. Failure to negotiate large puddles with caution can result in a stall or in a brake failure of malfunction.
Keep your car under control and your brakes in excellent condition. Always allow a safe distance between your car and any other car or person, so that you make a smooth stop. Jerky stops often cause dangerous skidding.
In the event you do find yourself skidding, DON’T SLAM on your brakes. Instead, take your foot off the accelerator and gently turn your wheels in the direction of the skid. Braking or oversteering to correct may end up in another skid and locked brakes. Once the car straightens up, gently brake to a stop.
According to Guam’s Traffic Violation Bureau’s (TVB) Traffic Fine Schedule
|GCA (Guam Code Annotated) Code||Description||Eff. 01/01/14|
|3301B||Fail to Stop Within Assured Clear Distance||$400.00|
|3205G||Brakes Required - Maintained in Good Working Condition||$80.00|
Guam Construction Update
Motorists are advised to drive cautiously through the construction zones, observe all posted speed limit and construction signs, and carefully heed flaggers (when present). Alternate routes and/or adjusting drive times when feasible are encouraged.
Route 5 and Portion of Route 12, Reconstruction and Widening (Route 2A to Naval Magazine/Route 12) – Santa Rita
Construction activities will continue along Route 5 from Route 2A to Route 17 with intermittent lane closures. Motorists are advised to slow down while driving through this area.
Route 14B (Ypao Road) Reconstruction and Widening (Route 14 to Carmen Memorial Dr.), Phase 1 Cliffside – Tamuning
There is a full road closure between Congressman Palting Loop and Pale San Vitores Road for the construction of a new retaining wall and widening of Ypao Road. Motorists will have to take alternate routes. The public is advised not to enter the construction area.
Route 14 Resurfacing from Route 1 to Route 14B – Tamuning
From Monday, 7/31/23 to Friday, 8/4/23 between 9:00 AM and 4:00 PM, motorists are advised that there will be lane shifts and intermittent lane closures at the following locations:
- ET Calvo Memorial Parkway/Route 1 Intersection to The Carpet Store
- Route 1/Route 14 (Chalan San Antonio) intersection – Southbound
- Great National Insurance to the Route 30A Intersection
- Hilton Hotel to the Archbishop Felixberto Flores Circle
The contractor will also continue surveying along Route 14. Flaggers will be present to assist surveyors.
On Saturday, August 5, 2023, between 5:00 AM to 6:00 PM, motorists are advised that there will be lane shifts and intermittent lane closures as the contractor will continue striping along ET Calvo Memorial Parkway from Route 1 to The Carpet Store.