DISTRICT:St. Thomas PROJECT: Traffic Signal Replacement LOCATION: Route 30 (Veteran’s Drive) SCOPE: Removal of old mast arms and poles, foundation preparation, and installation of new traffic signal lights, poles and mast arms throughout the island of St. Thomas.
KEY FACTS: Eastern Federal Lands Highway Division (EFLHD) is continuing with the replacement of traffic signal mast arms throughout St. Thomas this week. Island Roads Corporation, the contractor on this project, is expected to be completed by the end of December 2019. Most recently, residents can see evidence of work on Route 30 (Veterans Drive) and on Route 38 (near the Four Winds intersection). After the passing of Hurricanes Irma and Maria in September 2017, the department used spare parts to get most traffic signals in St. Thomas functional. Now with new supplies in stock, the mast arms - built to withstand hurricane-force winds - can be installed. These federally funded repairs are aligned with the department’s mission to rebuild a resilient roadway infrastructure.
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