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WAPA Commences Work on Frenchman's Bay Overhead Distribution System

(Wednesday, January 22, 2014)

January 21, 2014

WAPA Commences Work on Frenchman’s Bay
Overhead Distribution System

The Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority (WAPA) and Bryan Electrical Contracting Corp., will commence work on the Frenchman’s Bay overhead distribution system on Wednesday, January 22. Crews will install high voltage cable, pad mount transformers and pad mount switches, weekdays from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., to begin installation and gradual termination of underground equipment and materials for the relocation of the overhead distribution system.
There is no anticipated electrical service interruption to existing customers during the initial installation phase of this project, and no disruption to traffic during weekday installations. Businesses will be notified when transfers are scheduled to begin.
On Thursday, January 23, from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m., one lane will be closed to vehicular traffic to allow crews to pull cables in the area of Port of Sale mall and Hooters. Traffic will flow in both directions using one lane.
On Sunday, January 26, crews will work from 3 a.m. to 10 a.m., installing high voltage cables between the Port of Sale mall and Havensight Mall’s main entrance. During this time, one lane will be closed to vehicular traffic, however traffic will continue to flow in both directions using the one lane.
To ensure the safety of crews, pedestrians and other motorists in the area, motorists are asked to drive cautiously and obey flagger instructions and traffic directions.
This Frenchman’s Bay overhead distribution project is funded through a grant from the Department of Public Works’ Federal Highway Administration, and is scheduled to be completed in April 2014.
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