The V.I. Water and Power Authority and contractor Island Roads Corporation will begin installing underground electrical conduits in Charlotte Amalie’s Main Street area between Norre Gade and Store Tvaer Gade on Saturday, according to WAPA.
The work is meant to make service more reliable in downtown St. Thomas and ensure quick response to outages and weather events – as well as beautifying the town by removing overhead primary lines and transformers.
Saturday’s work will begin with archaeological testing in the vicinity of the Alvaro deLugo Sr. Post Office, which should not impede traffic, according to WAPA.
Monday, construction work begins near the post office. During the next six weeks, work moves towards Hibiscus Alley from the intersection of Norre Gade and Beltjen Road to the intersection of Dronnigens and Store Tvaer Gades , connecting to existing manholes along Main Street.
Crews will trench to install duct banks and set transformer pads. During the day, there may be some traffic disruption but Main Street will generally remain open to vehicular traffic and sidewalks will always be open for foot traffic, according to the utility. Work scheduled for night hours may require detours.
The work is scheduled to be complete by June 29. Information is also available on WAPA’s website at www.viwapa.vi and on the Authority’s Facebook page.