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One Lane at Intersection of King Airport Rd and Sara Hill to Close This Weekend

(Friday, September 09, 2016)

On Saturday and Sunday, September 10th and 11th, one lane at the intersection of the Cyril E. King Airport road and Sara Hill will be closed to motorists, to allow for conduit installations in the utility manhole at the base of the hill. The Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority began trenching and cable installation operations along the Cyril E. King Airport roadway, from the base of Sara Hill to the Moravian Highway intersection on September 1st, for the VITEMA Underground Project. Crews work weekdays from 4 p.m. to midnight, and weekends from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Project allows the Authority to build a utility duct bank and extend Feeder 5A to the VITEMA headquarters. Currently the feeder serves the Airport via an underground circuit. When this federally funded project is complete, VITEMA will be sourced by two distribution feeders, 5A and 6A, which will increase the reliability of their electrical service and provide more stability during emergencies.

While crews are conducting trenching on the airport roadway, motorists are asked to follow directional signs and flagmen instructions for the safety of crews, pedestrians and other drivers.

There will be no electrical or water service interruptions as a result of this trenching, and no closure of the roadway.

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