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JOINT AGENCY UPDATE—ROADWAY CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS

(Sunday, March 31, 2013)

JOINT AGENCY UPDATE—ROADWAY CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS

VIRGIN ISLANDS WATER AND POWER AUTHORITY (WAPA)
ST. THOMAS
CHARLOTTE AMALIE HAZARD MITIGATION PROJECT
CIVIL WORK TO INSTALL UNDERGROUND ELECTRICAL CONDUITS
Sunday, 3/31 to Saturday 4/20/2013
Excavation continues in the Veteran’s Drive area between Raadets Gade, Cardow Jewelers and Down Island Trader. This work will be primarily from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. however, there may be limited road closures during the day while crews are excavating under gut areas. Pedestrian traffic will be allowed. There may be limited vehicular traffic detours and some parking spaces will be secured during excavation. Please obey flaggers’ directions.
Sunday, March 31-Sunday 4/14/2013
Night work from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. continues in alley ways on Raadets Gade with no obstructions. Terminations of high voltage cables and pad mount transformer installations continue at Dronnigens Gade, Hibiscus Alley, Store Tvaer Gade, Raadets Gade, Veteran’s Drive and the A.H. Riise area at night until June 2013. There will be minimum or no vehicular traffic interruptions. Pedestrian traffic will be allowed in all areas. No traffic flow interruptions are scheduled for the Carnival season.
This project is funded in part through a grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

CARNIVAL LIGHTING INSTALLATION UNTIL TUESDAY 4/2/2013
WAPA has donated 3000 energy efficient light bulbs to the V.I. Carnival Committee to light the parade route. Line crews will be installing lighting and decorations from Hospital Line to Kronprindsens Gade from 6 to 11 p.m. through Tuesday. Vehicular traffic detours may be necessary for brief periods to facilitate the installations. Flaggers will assist traffic flow.

ST. CROIX
CHRISTIANSTED UNDERGROUND PROJECT PHASE II
No work is scheduled for the week of March 31-April 6, on the Christiansted Underground Project while the Authority awaits an easement for a Strand Street property.
This project is funded in part through a grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

VIRGIN ISLANDS NEXT GENERATION NETWORK (viNGN)

WEEK OF APRIL 1, 2013
St. John
• Aerial hardware will start being installed by end of week.
St. Croix

Contractor: General Engineering Corporation, GEC

• No work Fri, Sat, Sun or Mon.

• On Tuesday and Wednesday, they will finish up Orange Grove to Times Square, Christiansted trenching. This work will be done at night (7 PM to 7 AM).

• Will than do trenching from Center Line Road to VITEMA (past Questa Verde). This will be daytime work and should be finished by end of week.


Contractor: All Rounder

• No work Fri, Sat or Sun

• Underground Conduit Installation - Golden Rock Intersection, along Route 75,
then towards WAPA Richmond

• Aerial Fiber Installation - East End Loop work along Route 60, westward towards Union and Mount Washington then along Route 624 and then along Route 66 (South Shore Road) to Estate Humbug and Estate Catherine Rest.


St. Thomas

Contractor: Island Roads

• No work Fri, Sat, Sun or Mon.

• Trenching will continue along the Nicholas Friday Highway (Route 32): from Nadir intersection (Route 30 and 32) and towards East End Substation (Estate Nazareth). All day-time work.


Contractor: All Rounder

• No work Fri, Sat or Sun.

• Underground Conduit Installation - Tutu to Old Nadir Gas Station

• Aerial Fiber Installation - Complete Fortuna/Bordeaux area than move Mandahl Road area.

INNOVATIVE


Innovative is currently working on two projects that will affect the flow of traffic over the next few weeks on St. Croix:

Southgate to Cotton Valley Project


Innovative construction crews began performing excavation work along Route 82 (East End Road) starting at Southgate and ending at the Cotton Valley Remote this week. This project will take six weeks to complete.

Sion Farm to Christiansted Project

Innovative construction crews are installing fiber optic cable along Route 70 (Queen Mary Highway) to King Street in Christiansted, most of the work will be done on the shoulder of the road. The project is scheduled for completion on April 5.

At the present time, Innovative does not have any projects on St. Thomas and St. John that will affect the traffic flow.



VIRGIN ISLANDS WASTE MANAGEMENT AUTHORITY (WMA)


The V.I. Waste Management Authority (VIWMA) advises residents of the planned road closure and lane reduction as part of the LBJ Phases 2 & 3 Force Main Sewer Line Rehabilitation Project.

The road and land closures for this week include the following:

• Northside Road, ROUTE 75: starting on Wednesday, March 27th, and Thursday, March 28th, at 7pm until 5am, traffic will be re-routed westbound by Juanita Gardine Elementary School and eastbound at the intersection of Centerline Road by the Golden Rock Shopping Center. Residents of the JFK Housing Community will be allowed access at all times.

• Queen Mary Highway, ROUTE 70: starting on Friday, March 29th thru Tuesday, April 2nd, the road will be reduced to one lane beginning at the intersection of Queste Verde entrance and Queen Mary Highway northward to the intersection by the Golden Rock Shopping Center in 1000-foot intervals to allow for connections.

The schedule may be modified at any time due to inclement weather.

The LBJ Force Main Phases 2 & 3 Project includes the installation of 4,500 linear feet of a structural liner inside of the existing 24-inch ductile iron sewer line pipe. The project travel east along Northside Road (Route 75) and south along Queen Mary Highway (Route 70). The project will end in the vicinity of the intersection of Queen Mary Highway and the entrance to Queste Verde Condominiums by Beeston Hill.

Motorists are asked to adhere to the directives of the flagmen and to reduce vehicular speed when approaching the construction zone. Motorists are also encouraged to use alternate routes during this construction period.

The Authority apologizes for any inconvenience this project may cause as we strive to improve the waste water infrastructure in the area.

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