Traffic Updates

Traffic Advisory for the Week of May 1-7

April 28, 2023

Road Safety Reminder for the Week

What Is Distracted Driving?
Distracted driving is any activity that diverts attention from driving, including talking or texting on your phone, eating and drinking, talking to people in your vehicle, fiddling with the stereo, entertainment or navigation system — anything that takes your attention away from the task of safe driving.

Texting is the most alarming distraction. Sending or reading a text takes your eyes off the road for 5 seconds. At 55 mph, that's like driving the length of an entire football field with your eyes closed.

You cannot drive safely unless the task of driving has your full attention. Any non-driving activity you engage in is a potential distraction and increases your risk of crashing.


According to Guam’s Traffic Violation Bureau’s (TVB) Traffic Fine Schedule

GCA (Guam Code Annotated) Code Description Eff. 01/01/14
3346(A) Mobl/Elec Comm - Use While Driving A Vehicle $125.00
3346(A) 2 Mobl/Elec Comm - Use While Driving A Vehicle (Repeat Violations) $625.00
3346(A) C Mobl/Elec Comm - Use While Driving A Vehicle (Collision) $1250.00



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 Plumeria Street 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

Beginning October 2022 to May 2023, there will be full road closure between Congressman Palting Loop and Pale San Vitores Road. Motorists will have to take alternate routes.

Route 14 Resurfacing from Route 1 to Route 14B – Tamuning

From Monday, 5/1/23 to Friday, 5/5/23 between 9:00 AM and 4:00 PM, motorists are advised that there will be lane shifts and intermittent lane closures along ET Calvo Memorial Parkway and Route 14 (Chalan San Antonio) from Route 1 to KFC.

The contractor will also continue surveying along Route 14. Flaggers will be present to assist surveyors.

On Saturday, May 6, 2023, between 5:00 AM and 6:00 PM, there will be lane shifts and intermittent lane closures along Route 14 Pale San Vitores Road from Archbishop Felixberto Flores Circle to the Hilton Hotel. Traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction. Motorists are encouraged to use alternate routes.

Islandwide Safety Improvements on Primary Roads (Striping and Marking), Route 8

Between the hours of 9:00 AM and 4:00 PM temporary lane shifts and intermittent closures will occur at the following intersections:
- Monday, May 1 - Route 8 / Route 33 Intersection
- Tuesday, May 2 to Friday, May 5 - Route 8 / Route 20 Tiyan Parkway Intersection

Islandwide Village Street Pavement Resurfacing – Mai Mai Road, Chalan Pago-Ordot

The DPW HMC crew will be preparing Mai Mai Road for milling and paving. Work will occur on weekdays between 7:00 AM and 3:30 PM. There will be intermittent lane closures.

GWA Waterline Upgrade Along Metal Road, Harmon Industrial Park

Starting May 1,2023, GWA will be upgrading a 6-inch waterline along Metal Road in Harmon Industrial Park. Motorists should expect lane and road closures. Work is expected to be completed on May 29, 2023.