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The Department of Public Works’ St. Croix office will be closed on Thursday, June 20, to allow employees to attend a funeral service for a beloved DPW team member.

VITRAN services on St. Croix will also be suspended from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Thursday, June 20.

The Department of Public Works appreciates the community‘s understanding.
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The Department of Public Works’ St. Croix office will be closed on Thursday, June 20, to allow employees to attend a funeral service for a beloved DPW team member. 

VITRAN services on St. Croix will also be suspended from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Thursday, June 20.

The Department of Public Works appreciates the community‘s understanding.

The Department of Public Works (DPW) is reminding candidates that an advertising device permit is mandatory to place signs in public and private locations within 50 feet of the center line of any public roadway in the Virgin Islands.

Signs are only allowed in DPW designated locations, which are listed on the advertising device permit application, or approved private locations. Advertisers interested in placing signs on private property must provide the department with written approval from the location’s owner.

The department will request that the applicant remove any signs found to be in non-compliance. If DPW is forced to remove the signs, it will cost $150 per sign.
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The Department of Public Works  (DPW) is reminding candidates that an advertising device permit is mandatory to place signs in public and private locations within 50 feet of the center line of any public roadway in the Virgin Islands.

Signs are only allowed in DPW designated locations, which are listed on the advertising device permit application, or approved private locations. Advertisers interested in placing signs on private property must provide the department with written approval from the location’s owner.

The department will request that the applicant remove any signs found to be in non-compliance. If DPW is forced to remove the signs, it will cost $150 per sign.

The Department of Public Works (DPW) advises the community of an upcoming single-lane road closure on Dronningens Gade East Road, also known as Polyberg Hill. The DPW contractor, Island Roads Corporation, will begin repairs tomorrow, Tuesday, June 18, on the road failure, which occurred near the Puma gas station. Work will take place between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. The duration of this project has not yet been determined. Motorists are asked to adhere to onsite flagger directives and traverse the area with extreme caution.
The Department of Public Works appreciates the community's patience as they work to improve road conditions throughout the territory.
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The Department of Public Works (DPW) advises the community of an upcoming single-lane road closure on Dronningens Gade East Road, also known as Polyberg Hill. The DPW contractor, Island Roads Corporation, will begin repairs tomorrow, Tuesday, June 18, on the road failure, which occurred near the Puma gas station. Work will take place between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. The duration of this project has not yet been determined. Motorists are asked to adhere to onsite flagger directives and traverse the area with extreme caution.
The Department of Public Works appreciates the communitys patience as they work to improve road conditions throughout the territory.

VITRAN Fixed-route Services and ADA Paratransit will be closed territory-wide on Wednesday, June 19, in commemoration of the Juneteenth Holiday. VITRAN will resume normal operations on Thursday, June 20.

The Department of Public Works appreciates the community's understanding.

Visit VITRANVI.COM for more information on routes.
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VITRAN Fixed-route Services and ADA Paratransit will be closed territory-wide on Wednesday, June 19, in commemoration of the Juneteenth Holiday. VITRAN will resume normal operations on Thursday, June 20.

The Department of Public Works appreciates the communitys understanding.

Visit VITRANVI.COM for more information on routes.

The Department of Public Works is informing the community of progress on the St. Croix bridge projects. The project includes five sites: East Airport Road, Altona Lagoon, Queen Mary Highway, Midland Road, and Agriculture Road. Pile installation for the foundation of the East Airport Bridge is complete. Construction of the abutments for the support of the bridge superstructure is ongoing. Meanwhile, at the Altona Lagoon, the precast beams are on-island and will be transported to the site to begin placing them on the abutments. This will begin in the coming weeks. Both bridges are being constructed by Virgin Islands Paving Inc.

Custom Builders is constructing the bridges on Queen Mary Highway and Midland Road. Currently, the contractor is completing the bridge approaches on Queen Mary Highway. This is expected to be completed in the next three weeks, and paving will follow. Construction at the Midland Bridge and Agriculture Bridge will begin once the Queen Mary Highway and East Airport bridges are completed.

The scope for the permanent bridge projects includes demolition and the construction of bridge approaches, spans, decks, rails, and new roadways. The ongoing repairs are necessary due to the extremely poor condition of all five bridges. Motorists are asked to utilize alternate routes when possible and proceed with caution while traversing the areas and proceed with caution while traversing the areas..

The Department of Public Works appreciates the community's patience as they work to improve road conditions throughout the territory.
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The Department of Public Works is informing the community of progress on the St. Croix bridge projects. The project includes five sites: East Airport Road, Altona Lagoon, Queen Mary Highway, Midland Road, and Agriculture Road. Pile installation for the foundation of the East Airport Bridge is complete. Construction of the abutments for the support of the bridge superstructure is ongoing. Meanwhile, at the Altona Lagoon, the precast beams are on-island and will be transported to the site to begin placing them on the abutments. This will begin in the coming weeks. Both bridges are being constructed by Virgin Islands Paving Inc. 

Custom Builders is constructing the bridges on Queen Mary Highway and Midland Road. Currently, the contractor is completing the bridge approaches on Queen Mary Highway. This is expected to be completed in the next three weeks, and paving will follow. Construction at the Midland Bridge and Agriculture Bridge will begin once the Queen Mary Highway and East Airport bridges are completed.

The scope for the permanent bridge projects includes demolition and the construction of bridge approaches, spans, decks, rails, and new roadways. The ongoing repairs are necessary due to the extremely poor condition of all five bridges. Motorists are asked to utilize alternate routes when possible and proceed with caution while traversing the areas and proceed with caution while traversing the areas.. 

The Department of Public Works appreciates the communitys patience as they work to improve road conditions throughout the territory.Image attachmentImage attachment

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Thank you for the update. The projects have moved remarkably, maybe even laughably slow, but we look forward to their completion. Hopefully the newly engineered and built bridges will remain durable and suitable with the increased environmental challenges. Providing progress updates and details goes a long way to keep the community informed, so once again, thank you!

Business Opportunities!

Kingshill Cemetery Chapel Hurricane Repairs
BD-24-610-6102-404
Due Date: Jun. 25, 2024 | 10:00 Am
Island: St. Croix

Route 64 Road Repairs, (Airport Road), St. Croix, USVI
BD-24-610-6102-396
Due Date Jun. 24, 2024 | 10:00 am
Island: St. Croix

Mahogany Road-Ethel McIntosh Memorial Drive Roadway Improvements, St. Croix, USVI
BD-24-610-6102-398
Due Date Jul. 01, 2024 | 10:00 Am
Island: St. Croix

Construction of a Temporary Facility, Department of Public Works, St. Croix, USVI
BD-24-610-6102-352
Due Date: Jun. 27, 2024 | 10:00 am
Island: St. Croix
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Business Opportunities!

Kingshill Cemetery Chapel Hurricane Repairs
BD-24-610-6102-404
Due Date: Jun. 25, 2024 | 10:00 Am
Island: St. Croix

Route 64 Road Repairs, (Airport Road), St. Croix, USVI 
BD-24-610-6102-396
Due Date Jun.  24, 2024 | 10:00 am
Island: St. Croix

Mahogany Road-Ethel McIntosh Memorial Drive Roadway Improvements, St. Croix, USVI
BD-24-610-6102-398
Due Date Jul. 01, 2024 | 10:00 Am
Island: St. Croix

Construction of a Temporary Facility, Department of Public Works, St. Croix, USVI
BD-24-610-6102-352
Due Date: Jun. 27, 2024 | 10:00 am
Island: St. Croix

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Good night folks. All of River Rd from Midland to the top of “The Beast” at Scenic West is in terrible shape. Patches on top of patches for the 5+ years we’ve lived there and new potholes after the rains of April and May. The bush is overgrown to the point of making g the road single lane in places. The western section of Midland Rd is in terrible shape also to the River Rd intersection. This is not a back road. It’s the only way to access over 100 houses in Carambola and a main access to the N Shore, used by cabs full of cruise ship visitors along with hundreds of residents. Please! We’ve been given excuses for years why a full milling and paving hasn’t occurred.

From MonBijou 🚦 heading pass JHWS passing the dump area towards Alfredo Andrew's school, right turn down Kingshill Post Office passing vegetables market ending at LaReine 🚦/LaReine service station this area can take upgrading / resurfacing. Doing a great job continuing the process👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻💯%

Bikers Against Potholes And Dark Roads

Improvements to sections of Queen Mary Highway have commenced. Department of Public Works' contractor--Grace Civil, LLC--began reconditioning sections of Queen Mary Highway on Tuesday, June 11, 2024. Currently, the contractor is working in the Sunny Isle to Barron Spot Area. Other sections of the project include the Sunny Isle signal light intersection, Barren Spot to La Reine signal light, and Sunny Isle to Ricardo Richards/Sunny Acres. The Queen Mary Highway project has an estimated completion date of August 2024. ... See MoreSee Less

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Need to pave by the kingshill post office to the stop light please and thank you!

Airport road for ayo to come pave

Now all our cars are ruined

Thank you 🙏🏼

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A DPW Crew on St. Croix patched sections of the roadway on West Airport Road.Image attachmentImage attachment

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Was this recent? Last week there were patches, but still huge Jeep traps right next to them. I passed two people on the side changing tires.

Our roads are so passed patching.... We need the roads paved......

Great news!!!!!

That’s all the government can do instead of fixing the hold road come on for years that fucking road was like that

Men at Work.We Love to see that.

Stop patching and paved the road

Pave the entire road from east to west

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