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C'sted Downtown Decorative Street Light Project

(Tuesday, October 28, 2014)

The Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority and contractor ZENON Construction will begin construction for the decorative street light project in downtown Christiansted, St. Croix, on Wednesday, October 29.  Concrete street light bases will be installed on the sidewalks and contractors will trench along roadway parking to connect the concrete bases.

 From 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., crews will work on Company St. trenching and installing concrete bases between Market and Prince Streets. Vehicular traffic on Company St. will remain normal while work is in progress.

The decorative street light project entails removing the overhead 200 watt high pressure sodium lights, which are on utility poles, and replacing them with efficient 80 watt decorative LED street lights which will be powered from the new underground electric infrastructure. The conversion to LED lights will provide savings in maintenance costs as well as yearly energy savings.  A sample decorative street light is located on Queen Cross Street near the board walk.

Motorists and pedestrians are asked to follow signs and the flagger’s instructions for the safety of crews, pedestrians and other drivers.  There will be no electrical service interruption as a result of this street light project.