Monday, 6 June, 2022 – Now that 65% of the concrete pours are completed, the works at Fish Bay will focus on the water pipeline upgrades which have already commenced. Water pipeline upgrades on behalf of the Water and Sewerage Department are now included in the scope of this project and are about 50% complete. The RDA has been tasked with replacing the main water line across the full 480 meters (1,574.4 feet) of rehabilitated road.
Thinking ahead, the area for the upgraded pipeline remained open allowing work crews to commence trenching works from the Sol entrance in an eastward direction to lay the new pipe. This larger pipe was sourced to accommodate the demands for years to come as specified by the Water and Sewerage Department.
Following the replacement and upgrade of the new water line, the remaining portion of the roadway will receive the reinforced steel and concrete. Traffic diversions and a final road closure are still expected at this project site.
To date, the works at the Fish Bay Road Rehabilitation include:
- Building a bypass road to allow for the continued flow of traffic and to reduce traffic disruption. Completed!
- Installation of a larger culvert, which has 10 times the required design capacity and is wider than the previous culvert. Completed!
- Drainage works on both sides of the full 480 meters of road. 90% completed!
- Installation of new sidewalks. Completed!
- Full depth road rehabilitation. 60% Complete!
Once all the above works are completed, a new asphalt road surface will be applied with paint markings to increase road safety and guarantee a smooth ride for motorists.
The Fish Bay Road Rehabilitation Project is expected to mitigate against flooding in the area, provide better drainage and a better road surface. These works should not only improve road safety but also reduce the impact caused by heavy rains in the area. The project is financed by the Government of the Virgin Islands through the Caribbean Development Bank Reconstruction and Rehabilitation Loan and is being implemented by the Virgin Islands Recovery and Development Agency.
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For more information contact:
The Virgin Islands Recovery and Development Agency
Colene Penn, Head of Communications
T: (284) 440-0040
The Government of the Virgin Islands created the Virgin Islands Recovery and Development Agency (RDA) with the passage of the Virgin Islands Recovery and Development Agency Act (Act No. 1 2018).
The Act was passed by the House of Assembly, and gazetted on 16th April, 2018. The RDA is the implementing agency of the Government of the Virgin Islands and works closely with Government ministries to fulfil their priorities as laid out in the Virgin Islands Recovery and Development Plan.