Busy Dededo intersection to be expandedWritten by Phillip Leon Guerrero
Guam - One of Guam’s busiest intersections will be able to accommodate more cars by the year’s end.
Yesterday, a groundbreaking ceremony was held to begin improvements to the Routes 1 and 3 junction. Department of Public Works Director Glenn Leon Guerrero says construction will increase the amount of lanes to turn left onto Route 3 from Marine Corps Drive.
Governor Eddie Calvo told attendees of the event that there’s a sense of history repeating itself when considering how the area was used around World War II.
“What better place to start this thing, with something that is of history,” Calvo said. “The media is right now standing on a stage on what was once part of the Panciteria that entertained tens of thousands of American soldiers as World War II was ending, as America was starting its new commitment in ensuring the peace of the Pacific. What a time and what a place. It’s exciting for our people.”
Maeda Construction won the bid for the project, expected to cost $6.8 million — funded by the Department of Defense, since the road is central to the planned movement of Marines to Guam. Completion is expected in November of this year. Improvements to other roads related to the military buildup are expected to total around $70 million, according to the Governor.