AS ROAD REPAIRS STRETCH TO 2015
DPW asks for motorists’ patience
The Department of Public Works is asking for the motoring public’s patience as it continues with a number of road-reconditioning projects along major thoroughfares of Saipan.
Highway administrator Vicente “Ben” Cabrera said DPW is currently working on three road-reconditioning projects and have issued request for proposals for two others.
He said work on Chalan Monsignor Guerrero, which is the road leading up to the traffic light at the Northern Marianas College, is 90 percent done, while roadwork along Beach Road and Middle Road are expected to be completed by May and April 2015, respectively.
Cabrera, however, cautioned that, like all road projects, the completion dates are all tentative as inclement weather can always wrought havoc on schedules.
He said the Chalan Monsignor Guerrero project is worth $170,000 and has RNV Construction as its contractor, while the Beach Road and Middle Road projects are at a cost of $600,000 and are being done by RadioCom Saipan Inc.
The two other road-reconditioning projects in the pipeline include the stretch of highway from Shell Dandan to Mobil Koblerville and the road from Lower Capitol Hill to Suicide Cliff. The former is at a cost of $460,000, while the latter has a contract worth $700,000.
“I want to ask for people’s patience as we continue on these road construction,” said Cabrera, adding that all these projects are federally funded.