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Electrical Underground Project At St. Croix "Container Port" Progressing"

Oct 19, 2021

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Work on one of three electrical underground projects on St. Croix commenced on September 23 and continues at a steady pace. When completed, electrical service will be provided to critical shipping facilities along the south shore container port through underground service.

The burying of underground electrical equipment is one facet of a multi-year strategic transformation plan WAPA has embarked on. The plan seeks to develop a more resilient and efficient electric system that is less prone to the effects of windstorms and natural disasters.

The $2.8 million project, which begins at the Wilfred “Bomba” Allick Port & Transshipment Center at Krause Lagoon and extends to the Melvin Evans Highway, is 100% federally funded and should be completed by March 2022. J. Benton Construction is the contractor. The work involves excavation of trenches, installing conduits and manholes, filling the trenches with concrete and restoring the roadway surface along the path of the project.

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