Tag: Department of Public Works (DPW)

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 […]

DPW Says Buses You See On Roads This Month Are To Train New Bus Drivers … Not To Pick Up Riders

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Department of Public Works is advising the public, that while VITRAN’s Fixed Route service remains suspended, residents will notice buses on roadways starting April 20. The buses will be used for Mass Transit Bus Operator training purposes only and will continue until May 1. VITRAN will continue to provide ADA Paratransit services […]

St. Croix Road Repair Work Continues Near Cruzan Rum

FREDERIKSTED — A road repair project has reduced traffic to a single lane near the Cruzan Rum Distillery in Estate Diamond west. Striping work on Federal Route 64/Cruzan Rum Road, across from West Airport Road, continues from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. through Tuesday. The St. Croix project is estimated to cost $830,788. For more […]

Gittens Says Waterfront Construction Hazards Must Be Eliminated Before Opening Of Carnival Village

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — An ongoing multi-billion dollar downtown St. Thomas waterfront project could pose “a serious safety hazard” if the construction site is not better secured prior to the opening of the Carnival Village, Senate President Kenneth Gittens said today. Much of the active construction is occurring immediately adjacent to the Capital Building and across […]

One Teen Dies, Five Injured In Accident On Melvin Evans Highway in Frederiksted

FREDERIKSTED — A two-car accident on the Melvin Evans Highway left one St. Croix man dead and five others injured. Naeem Sealey, 19, was killed when the blue Nissan Altima he was driving collided with a brown Toyota Corolla near Paradise Road  about 8:21 p.m. on Sunday. Four people in the Corolla were injured, including […]

DPW Commissioner Nelson Petty Called ‘Petty’ For Removing Political Candidates’ Signs

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A candidate in the gubernatorial race has accused Virgin Islands Public Works Department officials of interfering in the gubernatorial election. Public Works employees removed two sets of signs for the political campaign of Warren Mosler and Ray Fonseca from roadways because of concerns about their permitting, officials said. “Permits are required for […]

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

[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] 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 […]

Mapp Says V.I. Road Projects Are Being Prioritized … Melvin Evans Hwy Repairs Contract Signed

EASY RIDING: Scott Free Road on St. Thomas (orange plastic barriers present) and other roads across the territory are in the process of being restored. Roads such as Mandahl Bay Road (above) have already been repaired after sustaining significant hurricane damage. [ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Governor Kenneth Mapp said that he […]

Mapp Says HUD Officials ‘Impressed’ With Progress So Far of USVI’s Hurricane Recovery

CHRISTIANSTED — The “comprehensive upgrade” of the territory’s roads, hardening of the electrical system, dredging Virgin Islands harbors to accommodate increasingly large cruise ships and developing and repairing housing were among the important projects addressed at a Tuesday meeting with U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Deputy Secretary Pam Patenaude. The HUD team was on […]

1st Phase of $530 Million Road Paving Project Began Today on Queen Mary Highway

FREDERIKSTED — The Department of Public Works (DPW) said that the first phase of a $530 million road project began today on the Queen Mary Highway. The project, which started near the Armstrong Ice Cream Parlor at Estate Whim and continued east to the bus shanty at Estate Two Williams, involves the reconditioning and paving […]