Tag: Virgin Islands Department of Public Works (DPW)

Public Works: Roadside Political Signs Must Be Removed By November 18

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Department of Public Works said it congratulates all newly-elected and re-elected candidates of the 2020 political season. But the department also wanted to put candidates on notice that “all political signs must be removed within 15 calendar days of the election or by November 18.” Public Works said that roadside advertisement permit […]

Road Work Resumes On Melvin Evans Highway Starting Monday Morning

FREDERIKSTED — The Department of Public Works said repair work will resume on the Melvin Evan Highway Monday morning. The East bound lane of the highway will be closed to traffic and motorists will be re-routed through Williams Delight neighborhood beginning on November 2. “This will allow the contractor to complete milling from the Williams […]

Governor Bryan Joins Public Works Commissioner Petty For Ground-Breaking of New VITRAN Facility On St. Croix

CHRISTIANSTED — Governor Albert Bryan Jr. joined Public Works Commissioner Nelson Petty Jr. for a ground-breaking ceremony for the new Virgin Islands Transportation System (VITRAN) Maintenance and Operations Facility on St. Croix. The new facility is being built in Anna’s Hope to replace the 30-year-old current facility that lacks the space and equipment necessary to maintain […]

Mafolie Road Repairs Will Continue Unabated Until January 2021, DPW Says

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Work to repair a severely-eroded section of Mafolie Road is expected to be completed by January, according to an update from the Virgin Islands Public Works Department. The emergency repair project, which began on September 14, will continue to restrict traffic to a single lane until construction is complete, Public Works spokeswoman […]

Bill To Make Territorial Streets More Navigable Passes Out of Senate Transportation Committee

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — AARP in The Virgin Islands has led the efforts for the passage of Complete Streets Legislation. On Friday, October 2, 2020, during the 33rd Legislatures’ Committee on Housing Transportation, Infrastructure & Telecommunications Hearing, Bill No. 33-0041and Amendment 33-681, which establishes the “Complete Streets Policy” in the construction and repairs designs of roadways […]

VITRAN To Resume Fixed-Route Bus Service On Monday, DPW Says

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Department of Public Works – Office of Public Transportation will restore VITRAN’s fixed-route service starting Monday, October 5. Services will run from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday to Friday. VITRAN has implemented new safety precautions to address the COVID-19 pandemic such as: The required use of protective masks for everyone riding VITRAN […]

DPW Says Public Will Start Seeing Directional Signs Again Soon In The USVI

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Department of Public Works (DPW) received federal funding through the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) ER Program to install “regulatory signage” throughout the territory. The total cost for the project is $747,500, according to DPW. The contractor, Custom Builders will install Stop, Yield, Speed Limit, warning and guide signs, as well as route and […]

Mafolie Road Work Project Shut Down Due To ‘COVID-19 Related Issues,’ DPW Says

CHARLOTTE AMALIE – The Virgin Islands Department of Public Works said Thursday that construction work on the Mafolie Road Project has been suspended until September 30 due to “COVID-19 related issues.” Temporary signals and barricades will remain in place, DPW said. As usual, the department is urging motorists to use caution when driving through this area […]

FHWA: 6 Bridges On St. Croix Are ‘Structurally Deficient’

FREDERIKSTED — The Virgin Islands Department of Public Works (DPW) has implemented safety measures due to several damaged bridges on St. Croix. Recent inspections conducted by the EFLHD (Eastern Federal Lands Highway Division) of Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) revealed that six of 28 bridges on St. Croix are structurally deficient. Effective immediately, large vehicles over five […]

Bryan Holds Ribbon-Cutting For Veterans Drive Project … And No One Comes … Because of COVID-19

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Governor Albert Bryan, Jr., Lieutenant Governor Tregenza Roach and Public Works Commissioner Nelson Petty, Jr. had a ribbon-cutting ceremony this morning for the completion of the initial phase of the Veterans Drive road project. The road works project is part of a larger revitalization of the St. Thomas waterfront and the downtown […]