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Road Work To Lay New Fiber Optic Line Will Affect Crown Mountain Area For 2 Weeks

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Road work to lay a new fiber optic cable around Crown Mountain on St. Thomas begins on Sunday.

Motorists can expect delays due to partial road closures and lane closures for at least 13 days.

The Virgin Islands Department of Public Works (DPW) urges you to exercise caution when traveling in these in these locations.

The road work is scheduled to end on February 15. The hours of the work is from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.

The work will be on Route 338 in Estate Elizabeth, Route 33 Lionel P. Berry Scenic Drive, Northside Crown Mountain Road to the Botanical Gardens in Estate Crown and Hawk, and Route 334 to the top of Crown Mountain.

The new fiber optic cable deployment is to interconnect existing cell sites with the purpose of creating a more robust network, which will improve capacity, reliability, resiliency and increase performance of the existing communication network during natural disasters situations.

It will also set the base for future deployment of new network technologies in the USVI. Phase I, of the project includes some milling and re-asphalt/road reconstruction where the roadway has been impacted.

Roads will be partially closed for safety reasons. No parking will be allowed during project working hours.

All vehicles must be removed prior to the beginning of construction.

The work is being done by Bermudez Longo Diaz – Masso Inc. for AT&T Mobility of the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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