Extreme Caution As Fish Bay Road Project Moves To New Phase

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By Sonje Greenidge, Journalist

Updated 10:37 AM AST, Wed May 18, 2022

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(PLTM) - In attempt to manage flooding and related drainage issues, the Fish Bay Road Rehabilitation Project has been undertaken by the Government of the Virgin Islands.

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Project Manager with the Virgin Islands Recovery and Development Agency (RDA) Mr. Sergio Dantas revealed that road operations commenced on the week of May 16 and is scheduled to be completed in the third quarter of this year.

Dantas also announced that from this week, excavation operations for the first 130 meters (426.4 feet) of the project will start at the Sol entrance easterly. The objective of the project is to rehabilitate a total of 480 meters (1,574.4 feet) of road.

The project is in its final stages of completion and is that last project the series of 8 road networks projects implemented by the Recovery and Development Agency on behalf of the Government with financing from the Caribbean Development Bank Reconstruction and Rehabilitation Loan facility, according to Deputy Premier and Minister for Communications and Works, Hon. Kye Rymer.

Hon. Rymer also stated, “The works included the removal and replacement of the existing culvert with a new and larger one; complete drainage works on both sides of the road; erection of a retaining wall structure and now this final phase, the full road rehabilitation. The Fish Bay Road Rehabilitation Project is expected to mitigate against flooding in the area, while encompassing the aesthetics of a proper road network.”

The public has been advised to exercise extreme caution including adhering to all road traffic signs. Disruptions in the normal flow of traffic should also be anticipated by motorists during the final stages of this rehabilitation project.

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The press statement released Tuesday, May 17th outlined that, “For current updates about this project, persons may visit the Recovery and Development Agency’s (RDA) and Government’s social media pages. The Government of the Virgin Islands continues to thank the public for its cooperation and patience as extensive road repairs and infrastructural work continue throughout the Territory.”

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