Tinian residents will soon see improvement on Routes 21, 24, and 27.
The Technical Services Division of the Department of Public Works will be improving the traffic signs and striping the road in these areas, including a roundabout on one of the intersection.
This project covers just over nine miles of road.
Through Federal Highway Administration funding, the improvements will total $446,860.
“With the progression on our islandwide projects and Federal Highway Administration commendation, we hope to continue providing safer roads for the public,” said DPW Secretary James A. Ada.
The improvement will include the installation of 1,900 linear feet guard rails along Route 27 or Park Avenue, said highway administrator Lorraine M. Seman.
“We are currently waiting for the approval of the Federal Highway Administration for this addition. The completion date is tentative but our team is committed to providing efficient and reliable services by maintaining and improving public safety on roadways,” Seman said.
Highway engineer Henry Bautista said the new improvements are at Route 21 (Broadway Boulevard), Route 24 (42nd Street), and Route 27 (Park Avenue), beginning from Grand Street to Suicide Cliff.
According to Gov. Ralph DLG Torres, these improvements follow ongoing plans to enhance infrastructure across the Commonwealth.
“The current CNMI Territorial Highway System includes over 120 miles of road covering Saipan, Tinian, and Rota. I am pleased that DPW is working very diligently in improving the safety of our highways and meeting federal standards. I want to reiterate that federal highway funding continues to be instrumental in improving our islands’ infrastructure and I commend DPW’s team of engineers and program administrators for securing and fulfilling these projects,” Torres said.
DPW’s Technical Services Division administers all mandated legislative budget appropriations, federally funded highway projects through Federal Highway Administration and other federal grant funding through using agencies and Federal Emergency Management Agency projects in conjunction with natural disasters in coordination with CIP Program Office. (PR)