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Brief: Extra Lane Will Ease Traffic at Bottom of Raphune Hill

Sept. 16, 2007 — The Raphune Hill Improvement Project got a boost when the V.I. government recently acquired property that will allow construction of an additional lane to help ease traffic congestion at the bottom of Raphune Hill.
The property was owned by Lockhart Realty, Inc., and was slated to be acquired in the future as part of the overall project.
Gov. John deJongh Jr. said Sunday the parcel will help address the frequent traffic snarls in the area, especially for drivers trying to turn south towards Mandela Circle or north towards Schneider Regional Medical Center.
Public Works Commissioner Darryl Smalls cautioned that this temporary measure will not completely eliminate traffic congestion but will relieve some of the daily bumper-to-bumper traffic.

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Sept. 16, 2007 -- The Raphune Hill Improvement Project got a boost when the V.I. government recently acquired property that will allow construction of an additional lane to help ease traffic congestion at the bottom of Raphune Hill.
The property was owned by Lockhart Realty, Inc., and was slated to be acquired in the future as part of the overall project.
Gov. John deJongh Jr. said Sunday the parcel will help address the frequent traffic snarls in the area, especially for drivers trying to turn south towards Mandela Circle or north towards Schneider Regional Medical Center.
Public Works Commissioner Darryl Smalls cautioned that this temporary measure will not completely eliminate traffic congestion but will relieve some of the daily bumper-to-bumper traffic.