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Work continues on Route 1 to prepare for transport of power plant components



By Pacific Island Times News Staff


Traffic signal span wire replacements, which will be performed by Polyphase Systems, Inc., a general electrical contractor, will occur for the next few weeks on poles along the 12-mile path of the transport of heavy haul components for the new Ukudu Power Plant.


The first traffic signal span wire replacement is scheduled through the week beginning Tuesday, Jan. 3, at the Route 1 and 6 Adelup Intersection, between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.


Drivers are encouraged to find alternate routes as lanes will be closed intermittently during this time. Additional span wire replacements will take place at the Hagatna intersection of Rts. 1 and 4 in subsequent days. The public will be notified once the schedule has been finalized.


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Median removal has been completed one full week ahead of schedule.


According to Larry Limtiaco, vice president of Pacific Unlimited, Inc., crews worked diligently to finish the task before Christmas to lessen the inconvenience and keep drivers safe while traversing Guam’s roads during Christmas eve and Christmas day.


Doosan Ukudu Power and Doosan Enerbility, along with Pacific Unlimited, Inc., have been contracted to move heavy haul components for the new 198-MW power plant in Ukudu, Dededo. The plant’s construction is scheduled for completion and to be operational by April 2024.


The Ukudu Power Plant will use 50 percent less fuel than Guam’s current power plants. It will be the most efficient energy producer on Guam, will help create a more stable power system for our island, will burn 94 percent cleaner emissions and will substantially reduce the cost of power for all residents.


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