USVI TRANSPORTATION INFRASTRUCTURE PLAN FOR ISLAND IMPROVEMENTS
The United States Virgin Islands - Department of Public Works has announced plans for a territory wide infrastructure improvement program aimed at roadways, drainage, utilities, signage, lighting, and traffic management controls. These improvements estimated at $500M will be funded through various Federal Government Sources and will be completed over the next 5-10 years. This program will be initiated by a phased release of projects, the first two being the roadway improvements to the Route 75 (Northside Highway) in Christiansted, St. Croix and Donoe Bypass, St. Thomas, USVI. These projects will be required to comply with FEDERAL DESIGN-BUILD procedures and underlying laws (23 CFR Parts 630, 635, & 636) and will be a single step procurement with proposal’s due by the end of November 2018.
The Route 75 - Northside Highway Design-Build Project is an estimated $20M expansion project which will include the design and construction of all drainage, utilities, permitting, structures, signage and pavement markings, signalization, lighting, landscaping, roadway, retaining walls, and traffic management associated with the project. The project is approximately 6 miles long starting at the intersection of Contentment Rd./King St./ and Route 75 (Police Station) in Christiansted and progress westward along Route 75 to the intersection of Route 75 and Route 70 (La Reine intersection).
DONOE BYPASS HIGHWAY IMPROVEMENTS – ST. THOMAS, USVI
The Donoe Bypass Design-Build Project estimated at $10M, is a two lane arterial roadway located in St. Thomas. The project proposes to rehabilitate the current roadway surface, address insufficient lane widths, add sidewalks, associated drainage and utilities, and improve the intersection with Weymouth Rhymer Highway. The project is approximately 2 miles long.