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The Department of Public Works Updates St. Croix Bridge Projects

Aerial view of Altona Lagoon Bridge (Photo courtesy DPW)

The Department of Public Works advises the community of progress on the St. Croix bridge projects. The project includes five sites: Altona Lagoon, East Airport Road, Queen Mary Highway, Midland Road and Agriculture Road.

Currently, pile installation for the foundation of the Altona Lagoon Bridge is ongoing. Upon completion, pile driving will begin on the bridge at East Airport Road. Construction of the abutments for the support of the bridge superstructure at Lagoon and East Airport Road will begin immediately after.

Both bridges are being constructed by Virgin Islands Paving Inc. The bridges on Queen Mary Highway and Midland Road are being constructed by Custom Builders.

Currently, the contractor is designing the abutments to support the new structure on Queen Mary Highway. The temporary bridge, which is currently on island, will be erected once the construction of the abutments is completed. Construction at the Midland Bridge will follow immediately after. The completion date for these bridges is the first quarter of 2024. The bridge on Agriculture Road remains closed at this time.

The scope for the permanent bridge projects includes demolition, and the construction of bridge approaches, spans, decks, rails and new roadways. The ongoing repairs are necessary due to the extremely poor condition of all five bridges.

Motorists are asked to utilize alternate routes, when possible, and proceed with caution while traversing the areas.

The Department of Public Works appreciates the community’s patience as they work to improve road conditions throughout the territory.   www.dpw.vi.gov

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