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Final phase of Fish Bay Road Rehabilitation Project underway

Final phase of Fish Bay Road Rehabilitation Project underway

The final phase of works on the Fish Bay Road Rehabilitation Project is underway as the government moves to mitigate flooding in the area.
Works Minister Kye Rymer said this is the final of eight road projects to be completed by the Recovery and Development Agency (RDA) on behalf of the government with financing from the Caribbean Development Bank Reconstruction and Rehabilitation Loan facility.

“The works included the removal and replacement of the existing culvert with a new and larger one; complete drainage works on both sides of the road; erection of a retaining wall structure and now this final phase, the full road rehabilitation. The Fish Bay Road Rehabilitation Project is expected to mitigate against flooding in the area, while encompassing the aesthetics of a proper road network,” Rymer said.

Meanwhile, Project Manager with the RDA Sergio Dantas said the full road rehabilitation works began on the week of May 16.

“Beginning this week, excavation works for the first 130 meters of the project will start at the Sol entrance easterly. The project is expected to rehabilitate a total of 480 meters of road,” Dantas noted.

Traffic disruptions are expected during this final phase of works and motorists are advised to approach the area with extreme caution and adhere to all traffic signs.

The project is now scheduled to be completed in the third quarter of 2022. Today, works will begin on base construction and surface preparation. The road will be closed from May 20 to 22 as steel work and concrete pouring take place.

The demolition phase of the project occurred from May 16 to 17 on the west bound lane just after Sol entrance to just before Skelton Bay Lot’s entrance (Drake’s Entrance).

Traffic heading into town will be rerouted through Skelton Bay Lot and will exit by Sol on days of road closures.

The government of the Virgin Islands said it continues to thank the public for its cooperation and patience as extensive road repairs and infrastructural work continue throughout the territory.
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