Senators Propose Additional Guam Highway Funds Be Restricted for Village Streets Repair

FOR IMMEDIATE NEWS RELEASE (January 25, 2018 – Hagåtña) – Vice Speaker
Therese M. Terlaje, along with Senator Tommy Morrison, Senator Dennis G. Rodriguez, Jr., Senator William Castro, Senator Fernando Esteves, Senator Joe S. San Agustin, and Senator Louise B. Muña introduced Bill No. 231-34 (LS) yesterday which proposes to restrict additional revenues from the Guam Highway Fund for village road repair in Fiscal Year 2018.

During a Department of Public Works oversight hearing, it was revealed to the Guam Legislature that DPW has plans to repair 19 different village roads using approximately $2.3 million already appropriated from the FY 2018 budget and $2 million from the Office of the Governor. These 19 roads are part of a longer DPW and Mayors Priority list of 114 village streets in need of repair. DPW expects an additional $3.5 million in unappropriated revenues in the Guam Highway Fund for FY 2018.

“One of the mandates of the voters is that street repair in our villages be accomplished as soon as possible. Bill No. 231-34 ensures the additional $3.5 million for the Guam Highway Fund is immediately dedicated to the priority roads,” stated Vice Speaker T erlaje.
Co-sponsor of the bill, Senator Tommy Morrison stated, “Bill No. 231-34 provides for safer roadways across our island – while keeping this Legislature focused on addressing more of the nearly $1 billion worth of projects in the Guam Village Streets Master Plan.”

For more information, please call the Office of Vice Speaker Therese M. Terlaje at (671) 472-3586.
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