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Intersection of Dronningens Gade and Guttets Gade Will Close Friday on St. Thomas

Intersection of Dronningens Gade and Guttets Gade Will Close Friday on St. Thomas

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The intersection of Dronningens Gade and Cuttets Gade will be closed beginning tomorrow as the Main Street Enhancement Project enters a new phase.

The Public Works Department said on Tuesday that the intersection would be closed until further notice “to accommodate the steady progress contractors continue to make on the Main Street Enhancement Project.”

The closure will allow for the excavation of the road to install new conduits and the resurfacing of the street with Euro Cobble Pavers like those already installed in nearby Market Square.

The revised traffic flow is:

  • All vehicular traffic will be allowed to travel north onto Guttets Gade, but most then detour to head west on Curacao Gade.
  • Traffic on Curacao Gade will flow west and exit onto Strand Gade.
  • Motorists will not be permitted to enter Curacao Gade from Strand Gade.

By John McCarthy

John McCarthy is primarily known for his investigative reporting on the U.S. Virgin Islands. A series of reports beginning in the 1990's revealed that there was everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling. Another report, following Hurricane Hugo in 1989, cited a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) confidential overview that said that over 40 percent of the U.S. Virgin Islands public lives below the poverty line. The Virgin Islands Free Press is the only Caribbean news source to regularly incorporate the findings of U.S. Freedom of Information Act requests. John's articles have appeared in the BVI Beacon, St. Croix Avis, San Juan Star and Virgin Islands Daily News. He is the former news director of WSVI-TV Channel 8 on St. Croix.