The V.I. Water and Power Authority is scheduled to begin the first phase of the Christiansted Rehabilitation Project on Company Street in Christiansted town Tuesday and work is expected to continue until Nov. 14, according to WAPA.
The news comes a few days after Senate President Neville James sent WAPA a notice asking for the timeline on the work, following up on a July 13 committee hearing.
“The current condition of the road makes it very difficult to commute daily through the area where much of the work has taken place,” James wrote.
The delay on the work is hurting Christiansted business, according to James. And the work is needed.
“I believe WAPA’s effort to replace all of the cast iron piping throughout the entire distribution system will serve as a solution to the many problems residents have been struggling with for years in regards to potable water,” James said, adding that he looks forward to "the increased economic activity and viability of Christiansted for its businesses, visitors and residents alike which the road improvements will bring."
The project will include the replacement of 1,800 linear feet of waterline along Company Street, between the Christiansted cemetery and the Church Street intersection. It is funded through the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency Drinking Water State Revolving Fund.
The project total for this contract is $299,500 and the contract has been awarded to V.I. Paving, Inc. to complete the waterline installation and roadway compaction.
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