Oct. 1, 2003 – A little more than six months after the first public meeting to discuss the Scott Free Road Feasibility Study, a second meeting has been set — for Friday at 6 p.m. at Nisky Center.
Last March 25, the two dozen residents present at the first gathering were told that safety improvements to the winding, steep and narrow road they live on and regularly travel on were at least two or three years away. (See "Scott Free road repairs to come, but not soon".)
The Scott Free road is used extensively by motorists who don't live in the area but are utilizing it as a short cut going up or down Crown Mountain. Ironically, one of the concerns expressed by residents at that first meeting was that making improvements to the road would only attract more traffic in an area where it is not wanted.
According to a Government House release distributed on Wednesday, the purpose of the Friday meeting is to follow up on the first one "and to present an update of the study and the alternatives considered," as well at to answer questions related to the information that will be presented.
The revised study, according to Public Works Commissioner Wayne Callwood, identifies alternate improvements to Scott Free Road (also known as Route 405) and to what is commonly known as Boschulte Road (Route 322), which connects with Solberg Road to the east and is linked to Scott Free Road by a narrow stretch of badly broken pavement.
The study also looks at alternate routes "that will provide a safe, convenient corridor" for travel between Crown Mountain Road and Solberg Road, Callwood said.
Friday's meeting is scheduled to take place at the University of the Virgin Islands Small Business Development Center training room on the second floor of Nisky Center, at the northwestern end of the complex.
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