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Christiansted Underground Project Phase II – Update for June 22

(Thursday, June 20, 2013)

The Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority

 Corporate Communications

 NEWS RELEASE

 Contact:  Jerain Fleming, Public Information Officer

 340-774-3552 extension 2065 or 340-244-1245

 communications@viwapa.vi / www.viwapa.vi

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

          Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority crews working in Christiansted on Saturday, June 22, will be installing underground riser conduits on a utility pole on Strand Street between King Cross and Queen Cross Streets.  Work is scheduled from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.  This installation of underground conduits is part of the Christiansted Underground Project Phase II.

        There will be no power interruption in the area during this time, and pedestrians walking along Strand Street will not be affected by this construction.  Access to the private lots behind Caravelle Hotel will be permitted as needed.

         Motorists are asked to observe signs and flaggers’ directions to ensure the safety of workers, pedestrians and other drivers.

         The Christiansted Underground Project Phase II is funded by grants from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and customer payments into the Self-Insurance and Hazard Mitigation Fund at a cost of approximately $2 million.  Once completed, the project will bring greater service reliability to customers and assist in enhancing the attractiveness of the town area.

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