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Work on Christiansted's Strand Street Between Queen Cross and King Streets Monday to Wednesday

(Monday, March 18, 2013)

The Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority and J. Benton Construction have completed the major civil work required for the Christiansted Underground Project Phase II.  All roads where trenching was required have been repaved. Crews will continue to use a water dispersion truck alongside a sweeper to control any remaining construction dust on the roads.


From Monday to Wednesday, March 18-20, work crews and equipment will return to work on Strand Street which will be closed from Queen Cross Street to King Cross Street daily from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.  Despite its best efforts during the past year, the Authority has been unable to secure permission to trench onto a property in the area to lay underground conduits so will construct a transformer vault and a riser to maintain an overhead line connection to a utility pole outside of the property. Every effort will be made to complete this work as quickly as possible.


Sidewalks on Strand Street will remain open for ready access to businesses and offices. Motorists are asked to obey traffic directions and detour signs. Flaggers will be available for informational purposes.


WAPA has appreciated the understanding of the public over the last few months while the major civil work of the underground project has been in progress and will alert the public once electrical service has been transferred to underground circuits.