Traffic Updates

Traffic Advisory for the Week of September 19-25

September 19, 2022

Road Safety Reminder for the Week

FLOODED ROADWAYS
Excessive water on a roadway may cause flooding. This can happen gradually or suddenly. Flooding is dangerous and can be life threatening. It is important to understand the risks of water on the roadway. Some of the dangers of a flooded roadway include:

  • The vehicle being swept off the road
  • Floating debris and unseen hazards
  • The roadway collapsing
  • Vehicle malfunction (for example, brake failure)
  • Electrocution if accompanied by fallen power lines

It is best to find an alternate route if you encounter a flooded roadway. It may not be possible to determine the depth of the flood by looking; it may be deep and too dangerous to cross. If you have no other option but to drive through a flooded roadway, be sure to drive slowly. Once you have safely navigated through the water, slowly and carefully check your brakes to ensure that they function correctly.

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

GCA (Guam Code Annotated) Code Description Eff. 01/01/14
3205G Brakes Required – Maintained in Good Working Condition $70.00
3301A Imprudent Driving $70.00
3301B Fail to Stop Within Assured Clear Distance $400.00

 

 

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 28 Rehabilitation from Route 1 to Bumuchachu Street – Dededo

On Monday, 9/19/22 – Friday, 9/23/22 from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM, motorists are advised that there will be lane shifts and intermittent lane closures along Route 28 from Buena Vista Avenue to Bumuchachu Street.

On Saturday, 9/24/22 from 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM, motorists are advised that there will be lane shifts and intermittent lane closures along Route 28 from Buena Vista Avenue to Bumuchachu Street.
 

Islandwide Signing System Upgrade – Dededo

From Monday, 9/19/22 – Friday, 9/23/22 from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM, removal and restriping of pavement markings will occur for the following intersections, weather permitting:

  • Monday, 9/19/22 – Thursday, 9/22/22: Route 1/Route 27
  • Friday, 9/23/22: Route 1/Chalan Henry Kaiser

Motorists are advised of lane shifts and intermittent lane closures.
 

Route 5 and Portion of Route 12, Reconstruction and Widening (Route 2A to Naval Magazine/Route 12) – Santa Rita

Construction activities will be starting on September 19, 2022 from 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM, along Route 5 from Route 2A up to Juan C. Lizama Street.
 

Islandwide Village Street Pavement Resurfacing – Swamp Road, Dededo

From 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM Monday, 9/19/22 - Wednesday, 9/21/22, the DPW contractor will continue milling and paving Swamp Road, weather permitting. There will be intermittent lane closures.
 

Islandwide Village Street Pavement Resurfacing –  Chalan Cabesa, Yigo

On Thursday, 9/22/22 from 7:00 AM – 4:00 PM, the DPW contractor will be milling and paving Chalan Cabesa, weather permitting. There will be intermittent lane closures.
 

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.