Construction works have commenced on the additional third lane project in the Traffic Enhancement and Improvement programme in Road Town following the signing of a contract on May 29.
Minister for Transportation, Works and Utilities, Honourable Kye Rymer said the project which begins on July 7 is being undertaken by contractors Accurate Construction and Jason Fonseca and will have a duration of approximately ten (10) weeks.
Honourable Rymer said work will commence in the vicinity of the Waterfront Taxi Stand and traffic light at the intersection of Administration and Waterfront Drive.
He said, “The works will include the removal and replacement of the existing sidewalks; construction of pedestrian friendly sidewalks; construction of a new lane heading westward; a bus layby to facilitate the picking up of persons heading west; drainage improvement along the entire project and asphalt overlay.”
This project follows Premier and Minister of Finance, Honourable Andrew A. Fahie’s remarks on the Government’s ongoing economic response to the COVID-19 pandemic which includes putting measures in place to address the traffic congestion in the capital city Road Town, Tortola.
The public is advised that as a result of the works, there will be limited parking at the Road Town Jetty Terminal parking lot across from Pusser’s in Road Town and caution should be exercised while traversing this area.
The Government of the Virgin Islands is now in Phase Two of the ongoing economic response to the COVID-19 pandemic.