DPW: Emergency Relief Work Begins In St. Thomas and St. John This Week
CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Department of Public Works (DPW) is advising the community of upcoming Emergency Relief work on Bordeaux Mountain, St. John and Upper Dorothea, St. Thomas. In preparation for construction, Island Roads Corporation began the installation of temporary traffic control devices, construction signs, and barricades on Monday, May 17. Work is expected to continue through August 31, between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.
These projects are part of a larger Emergency Relief project, that entails completing storm damage repairs at various locations on St. Thomas and St. John. This portion of the project will address damages that were caused by the 2017 hurricanes on Route 108, Bordeaux Mountain Road and on Route 334, in Upper Dorothea, near Crown Mountain Road. This project is managed by DPW partners, Eastern Federal Lands Highway Division, a division of the FHWA.
The department is urging motorists to adhere to all safety controls and directives from on-site flaggers and traverse with extreme caution. If possible, the department recommends using alternate traffic routes during the designated work hours.