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MULTIPLE ROAD PROJECTS IN PROGRESS

Oct. 26, 2001 – Watch out for road workers when driving on St. John, Public Works Commissioner Wayne D. Callwood advised in a press release.
Ira Wade, deputy Public Works commissioner for St. John, elaborated Friday on the projects.
Work began two months ago on installing culverts and patching East End Road adjacent to Hurricane Hole's Princess Bay, he said. After an interlude to solve communication problems with the contractor, Island Roads, work started up last week.
Wade said Island Roads crews also will install a swale in Coral Bay, clean out a gut in that area and patch the rest of East End Road and then Centerline Road all the way to Cruz Bay.
Additionally, crews will install a "culvert head" where Gifft Hill and Fish Bay Roads intersect. And a metal grate will be installed on Centerline Road west of the intersection with Bethany Road.
Wade said the cost of the entire project runs about $500,000 and work should wrap up by the end of next week.
Other crews from a contractor he declined to name are currently grading the dirt Old King Hill Road from Centerline Road to a concrete swale near Coral Bay Gardens. This road is barely passable in the best of times. "In two areas there are some pretty deep craters," Wade said.
He said he hopes eventually to find the money to pave some of the road so it can be used as an alternative route to Coral Bay. He estimated the project would take $600,000 to $700,000.
When the crew finishes work on Old King Hill Road, it will start grading the dirt portions of Bordeaux Road. The grading projects will run $10,000 to $12,000.
Meanwhile, Wade said, planning has begun on the department's next St. John project, which includes paving and patching Cactus Hill, a neighborhood uphill from Julius E. Sprauve School in Cruz Bay, and Cyril Anthony Road, which runs uphill from the entrance side of Pine Peace Market.

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Oct. 26, 2001 – Watch out for road workers when driving on St. John, Public Works Commissioner Wayne D. Callwood advised in a press release.
Ira Wade, deputy Public Works commissioner for St. John, elaborated Friday on the projects.
Work began two months ago on installing culverts and patching East End Road adjacent to Hurricane Hole's Princess Bay, he said. After an interlude to solve communication problems with the contractor, Island Roads, work started up last week.
Wade said Island Roads crews also will install a swale in Coral Bay, clean out a gut in that area and patch the rest of East End Road and then Centerline Road all the way to Cruz Bay.
Additionally, crews will install a "culvert head" where Gifft Hill and Fish Bay Roads intersect. And a metal grate will be installed on Centerline Road west of the intersection with Bethany Road.
Wade said the cost of the entire project runs about $500,000 and work should wrap up by the end of next week.
Other crews from a contractor he declined to name are currently grading the dirt Old King Hill Road from Centerline Road to a concrete swale near Coral Bay Gardens. This road is barely passable in the best of times. "In two areas there are some pretty deep craters," Wade said.
He said he hopes eventually to find the money to pave some of the road so it can be used as an alternative route to Coral Bay. He estimated the project would take $600,000 to $700,000.
When the crew finishes work on Old King Hill Road, it will start grading the dirt portions of Bordeaux Road. The grading projects will run $10,000 to $12,000.
Meanwhile, Wade said, planning has begun on the department's next St. John project, which includes paving and patching Cactus Hill, a neighborhood uphill from Julius E. Sprauve School in Cruz Bay, and Cyril Anthony Road, which runs uphill from the entrance side of Pine Peace Market.