Frederiksted and Christiansted should soon become more accessible, with a $679,000 project bringing sidewalks and entrances on King Street and Company Street into compliance with the federal Americans with Disabilities Act.
The V.I. government has awarded the federally funded contract to Heights Construction and Supply, Government House said in a press release.
“One of my greatest priorities since first taking office has been bringing all government institutions and public space up to the standards set in the ADA,” Gov. John deJongh Jr. said.
“The work that will be performed by Height’s Construction will bring us much closer to that goal,” he said
Work is set to be completed within half a year, according to Government House.
Crews will work on King Street at the following locations: Harbor Light, EDA Office, Kentucky Fried Chicken, Williams Insurance Service, GBX Service, Le Tropez, Lost Dog, Frederiksted Credit Union, West End Grill, Alliance Clothing, Sicas Health Food, Thomas Bakery, Swedish Massage Therapy and Rosey Lips.
On Company Street, the work will be conducted outside Mitchell Larsen Studios, Kicks, Danish Manor Hotel, Goldmine, Indies, Small Wonder, Luncheria, Museum Store, Handcraft Design, Attorney Moolenar’s Office, Zennys, Tourism Office, Urban Threadz, Post Office, Ebbe’s, Lilhco, Harveys, De Playground, Divi Divi, Benticks and Holy Cross Church.