Road markings being done before the actual pipe laying begins, August 18, 2012
Photo Credit: BVI Platinum News
Government as announced that as Phase II of the National Sewerage project continues, beginning Tuesday August 21, works to install pipelines in the vicinity of the Road Town roundabout will commence and last a period of five weeks.
According to the Ministry of Communications and Works, works will be carried out Monday to Friday from 7:00 p.m. until 5:00 a.m. and on Sunday during the day.
"Motorists can expect traffic interruptions and are asked to adhere to all traffic signs and lighting while driving in the work zone. Additionally, motorists are also encouraged to use alternate routes, when possible. The Ministry of Communications and Works regrets any inconvenience caused," the public was informed.
The Road Town Sewerage Pump Station located at the roundabout is also expected to be fully upgraded in the coming weeks, while there are also plans to place lift stations along the Tobacco Wharf and Purcell Estate roads.
The upgrading of the pump station is also part of phase II of the National Sewerage Project.
Recently, Hon. Mark Vanterpool, Minister for Communications and Works stated that the subjects of water and sewerage are essential to the Territory's overall infrastructural development and improvement, and to this end, finding solutions to the current issues that affect the reliable supply of these services remain a priority for him as Minister.
"I am therefore pleased to report that much work has been done to date in the eastern end of the island, as well as in Road Town as part of Government's plan to upgrade our antiquated sewerage system. Such works have included house connections and pipe replacements," he stated.
In June, a contract was inked between Government and Patrick Mitchell of BIO Safe Treatment and Septic Solutions, totaling $163,967 to supply and install new pumps for the Road Town pump station.
At the time, Minister Vanterpool explained that the upgrades to the pump station will increase its efficiency, prevent overflows and curtail the odor currently being experienced. Also included in phase II is the installation of 21-inch lines along the Waterfront Drive and roundabout to replace the existing eight and 10 inch lines.
According to Government, phase I which concluded in early June, saw the installation of approximately 1400 feet of pipeline and 14 manholes. The installation work was focused in the vicinity of the Noel Lloyd Positive Action Movement Park, extending to Vanterpool Enterprises Limited.