Tag: Department of Public Works (DPW)

Benner Hill Road Guard Rail Installation Project In Nazareth Won’t Impact Traffic Flow Greatly: DPW

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Department of Public Works (DPW) says its guard rail installation project isn’t expect to affect through-traffic greatly in the Nazareth area of St. Thomas. The project scope includes the installation of 1,000 linear feet of guardrail on the eastern side of Benner Hill Road, according to DPW. “The traffic flow may […]

Rainbow Beach Partiers Who Left Garbage Behind For Others To Clean Up Earns Wrath On Facebook Today

FREDERIKSTED — People who held a party at Rainbow Beach yesterday in contravention to COVID-19 protocols — and then left their garbage there — have drawn the wrath and disgust of concerned citizens on social media this morning. “Did you leave your trash at our Beautiful Rainbow Beach yesterday after your big party and left […]

OBITUARY NOTICE: Emile Alfredo Lewis of St. Thomas Died On Christmas Day

It is with deep sadness that the family of Emile Alfredo Lewis announces his passing on December 25, 2020, at his residence, surrounded by family. The funeral service will be January 8, 2021, at Blyden’s Memorial Chapel (formerly the Apostolic Faith Church) which is across from Western Cemetery. The viewing will begin at 9 a.m., […]

VITRAN Technology Platform Allows It To See Paratransit Vehicles In Real Time

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — VITRAN’s ADA paratransit clients on St. Thomas and St. John can now join those on St. Croix, in using Routematch, the department’s new trip management technology platform. Routematch launched in the St. Thomas/St. John district earlier this month and on St. Croix in June of this year. As usual, certified ADA clients can call […]

VITRAN Mass Transit Bus Driver Training To Resume On Monday: DPW

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Department of Public Works is advising the public that while VITRAN’s Fixed Route service remains suspended residents will see buses on roadways starting Monday. The buses will be used for Mass Transit Bus Operator training purposes only and will continue until Friday September 4, according to DPW. VITRAN will continue to […]

SIGN OF THE TIMES: DPW Says ‘Unauthorized’ Advertising Signs Will Be Removed

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Department of Public Works (DPW) continues with the enforcement of roadside advertisement regulations, which has resulted in the removal of unauthorized signs along the public roadways in each district. Signs in violation have been removed territory-wide in accordance with Virgin Islands regulatory code. Advertisers must file a permit application with the department […]

June Episode of Recovery in Focus Showcased Territorial Housing and Road Projects

CHRISTIANSTED — The Office of Disaster Recovery (ODR) and the Virgin Islands Housing Finance Authority (VIHFA), in collaboration with WTJX-TV Channel 12 (WTJX) broadcast the June episode of Recovery in Focus last night. Guests for this month’s episode were Daryl Griffith, VIHFA Executive Director, Nelson Petty Jr., Commissioner of the Department of Public Works, and Jomo […]

DPW Ramps Up Roadside Advertisement Enforcement Efforts

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Department of Public Works (DPW) is reminding the community of the need to gain permit approval prior to installing any advertising device along public roadways. According to the Virgin Islands Code, anyone seeking to advertise on a publicly owned street, sidewalk, park or other real property, must seek approval from DPW. Additionally, […]

Parking To Be Restricted To Western Side Of Hess Road Beginning Monday: VIPD

CHRISTIANSTED — The Virgin Islands Police Department wishes to advise the motoring public that parking will no longer be allowed on the eastern side of Hess Road, across from the employee parking area for Limetree Terminals. Hess Road is the road that travels south from the Sunny Isle stoplights, past Aqua Lounge and NAPA Auto […]

VITRAN Buses Will Keep Running On Island Streets Without Passengers Until May 8

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Department of Public Works is advising the public that they will continue to see buses on roadways in the coming week, as the bus operator training has been extended until May 8. The department previously notified the community that while VITRAN’s Fixed Route service remains suspended, the Mass Transit Bus Operator training […]