'Pacific Daily News' Article Featuring Tiyan Parkway Project in Guam

Event Date:
Wednesday, May 27, 2015 - 3:00pm


Pacific Daily News article written by Gaynor Dumat-ol Daleno

A link to the full article can be found here.

"Guam's first built-from-scratch major road in years -- the first phase of the Maga'håga Highway, or Route 20 -- opened to traffic yesterday.

Also formerly known as Tiyan Parkway, the new road links Airport Road and Route 8 for the estimated 14,000 vehicles that travel that area every day. Federal funds were used for the project.

The opening of the new highway, which was named after the Chamorro term for the first-born, high-ranking female head of a clan, also satisfies a Federal Aviation Administration deadline.

The government of Guam had been under time crunch to close two exit and entry points through Tiyan deemed too close to the A.B. Won Pat Guam International Airport Authority runway.

Traffic signal lights, turn lanes to and from Route 8, sidewalks and landscaping were part of the $7.3 million road project.

Project contractor IMCO General Construction stayed on budget, said Todd Pike, a representative for the company.

"It was exciting fun to watch all the cars line up and start using it," Pike said. "We are very proud of the road and how it turned out."