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A St. Thomas DPW crew placed lane barriers at the intersection of Veterans Drive and Tolbod Gade.

#intheworks #dpwonthemove
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A St. Thomas DPW crew placed lane barriers at the intersection of Veterans Drive and Tolbod Gade.

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The Department of Public Works is informing the community of progress on the final phase of the MEH project. DPW contractor - V.I. Paving, Inc. - placed the final asphalt surface course on the highway from the Good Hope Intersection to Johnson Road. This section is currently being striped and crosswalks were included. Drainage work is now 100% complete. Concrete aprons at the bridges were also constructed to prevent erosion from future water overflows. Guardrails were placed with a few end sections remaining to be installed. Corrective work on the asphalt, guardrails and drainage work in some areas are currently outstanding.
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 final phase of the MEH project. DPW contractor - V.I. Paving, Inc. - placed the final asphalt surface course on the highway from the Good Hope Intersection to Johnson Road. This section is currently being striped and crosswalks were included. Drainage work is now 100% complete. Concrete aprons at the bridges were also constructed to prevent erosion from future water overflows. Guardrails were placed with a few end sections remaining to be installed. Corrective work on the asphalt, guardrails and drainage work in some areas are currently outstanding. 
The Department of Public Works appreciates the communitys patience as they work to improve road conditions throughout the territory.Image attachment

DPW Celebrates Black History Month
Feb 1-Feb 29

"We all have dreams. In order to make dreams come into reality, it takes an awful lot of determination, dedication, self-discipline and effort."—Jesse Owens
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DPW Celebrates Black History Month
Feb 1-Feb 29

We all have dreams. In order to make dreams come into reality, it takes an awful lot of determination, dedication, self-discipline and effort.—Jesse Owens

VITRAN will not offer fixed-route services, nor ADA/Paratransit services territory-wide on Monday, February 19, 2024 in observance of the Presidents’ Day Holiday.

The department appreciates the community's patience and understanding.

Visit VITRANVI.COM for more information on routes.
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VITRAN will not offer fixed-route services, nor ADA/Paratransit services territory-wide on Monday, February 19, 2024 in observance of the Presidents’ Day  Holiday.

The department appreciates the communitys patience and understanding. 

Visit VITRANVI.COM for more information on routes.

We Are Hiring!

Cemetery Caretaker
General Maintenance Worker I
General Maintenance Worker II
Heavy Equipment Mechanic
Office Assistant
Project Engineer
Supervisor, Mass Transit Bus Operator

Visit our website dpw.vi.gov for more information.
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We Are Hiring!

Cemetery Caretaker
General Maintenance Worker I
General Maintenance Worker II
Heavy Equipment Mechanic
Office Assistant
Project Engineer
Supervisor, Mass Transit Bus Operator

Visit our website dpw.vi.gov for more information.

The Department of Public Works is informing the community of progress on the St. Croix bridge projects. The project includes five sites: Altona Lagoon, East Airport Road, Queen Mary Highway, Midland Road, and Agriculture Road. Currently, pile installation for the foundation of the Altona Lagoon Bridge is ongoing. Upon completion, pile driving will begin on the bridge at East Airport Road. Construction of the abutments for the support of the bridge superstructure at Lagoon and East Airport Road will begin immediately after. Both bridges are being constructed by Virgin Islands Paving Inc. The bridges on Queen Mary Highway and Midland road are being constructed by Custom Builders. Currently, the contractor is designing the abutments to support the new structure on Queen Mary Highway. The temporary bridge, which is currently on island, will be erected once the construction of the abutments is completed. Construction at the Midland Bridge will follow immediately after. The completion date for these bridges is the first quarter of 2024. The bridge on Agriculture Road remains closed at this time.

The scope for the permanent bridge projects include demolition, 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.

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: Altona Lagoon, East Airport Road, Queen Mary Highway, Midland Road, and Agriculture Road. Currently, pile installation for the foundation of the Altona Lagoon Bridge is ongoing. Upon completion, pile driving will begin on the bridge at East Airport Road. Construction of the abutments for the support of the bridge superstructure at Lagoon and East Airport Road will begin immediately after. Both bridges are being constructed by Virgin Islands Paving Inc. The bridges on Queen Mary Highway and Midland road are being constructed by Custom Builders. Currently, the contractor is designing the abutments to support the new structure on Queen Mary Highway. The temporary bridge, which is currently on island, will be erected once the construction of the abutments is completed. Construction at the Midland Bridge will follow immediately after. The completion date for these bridges is the first quarter of 2024. The bridge on Agriculture Road remains closed at this time. 

The scope for the permanent bridge projects include demolition, 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. 

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A St. Croix DPW crew cleared a fallen tree in Smithfield, Frederiksted following heavy rain last week. ... See MoreSee Less

A St. Croix DPW crew cleared a fallen tree in Smithfield, Frederiksted following heavy rain last week.

🚗 Friendly Reminder: Starting March 1st, fees will slightly increase at the Fort Christian Parking Lot.

The additional revenue will improve the lot with fresh paving, striping, upgraded restrooms, and taking care of our hardworking staff.

Your support keeps the improvements rolling!
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Business Opportunities!

For more information, visit dpw.vi.gov under Business Opportunities.

Fort Christian Parking Lot Renovations
BD-24-610-6101-353
DUE DATE: February 16, 2024 | 10:00 AM
Island: St. Thomas

Repairs to Road (Route 64) leading to Henry E. Rohlsen Airport
BD-24-610-6102-333
DUE DATE: February 16, 2024 | 10:00 AM
Island: St. Croix

St. John Bus Shelters Renovation-Susannaberg-Myrah Keating to
George Simmons Terrace
BD-24-610-6103-305
DUE DATE: February 22, 2024 | 10:00 AM
Island: St. John

Mahogany Road-Ethel McIntosh Memorial Drive Roadway Improvements
BD-24-610-6102-342
DUE DATE: February 28, 2024 | 10:00 AM
Island: St. Croix

Design Build Renovation of the Cruz Bay
Public Restrooms
BD-24-610-6103-332
DUE DATE: February 29, 2024 | 04:30 PM
Island: St. John
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Business Opportunities!

For more information, visit dpw.vi.gov under Business Opportunities.

Fort Christian Parking Lot Renovations
BD-24-610-6101-353
DUE DATE: February 16, 2024 | 10:00 AM
Island: St. Thomas

Repairs to Road (Route 64) leading to Henry E. Rohlsen Airport
BD-24-610-6102-333
DUE DATE: February 16, 2024 | 10:00 AM
Island: St. Croix

St. John Bus Shelters Renovation-Susannaberg-Myrah Keating to 
George Simmons Terrace
BD-24-610-6103-305
DUE DATE: February 22, 2024 | 10:00 AM
Island: St. John

Mahogany Road-Ethel McIntosh Memorial Drive Roadway Improvements
BD-24-610-6102-342
DUE DATE: February 28, 2024 | 10:00 AM
Island: St. Croix

Design Build Renovation of the Cruz Bay 
Public Restrooms
BD-24-610-6103-332
DUE DATE: February 29, 2024 | 04:30 PM
Island: St. John
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