Deputy Premier and Minister for Communications and Works, Honourable Kye M. Rymer (R5) said that this is the final of eight road projects to be completed by the Recovery and Development Agency on behalf of the Government with financing from the Caribbean Development Bank Reconstruction and Rehabilitation Loan facility.
Honourable Rymer, according to a press release from Government Information Service (GIS), said, “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.”
Project Manager with the Virgin Islands Recovery and Development Agency (RDA) Mr Sergio Dantas said the full road rehabilitation works began on the week of May 16, 2022.
“Beginning this week, excavation works for the first 130 meters (426.4 feet) of the project will start at the Sol entrance easterly. The project is expected to rehabilitate a total of 480 meters (1,574.4 feet) of road,” Mr. Dantas said.
Traffic disruptions are expected during this final phase of works. 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 and is being executed by the RDA on behalf of the Ministry of Communications and Works.
Meanwhile, the public was notified that a portion of Fish Bay Road in the vicinity of Sol Gas Station and the Skelton Bay Lot entrance will be closed from Saturday, May 21 to Monday, May 23 to facilitate the complete road reconstruction and rehabilitation.
Motorists are advised to approach the area with extreme caution and if possible, use the Ridge Road to access Road Town and East End.
Trucks, excavators, flatbed and other heavy equipment must use the Ridge Road.