On Tuesday, Gov. Kenneth Mapp signed the contract with V.I. Paving for $4.8 million in federally funded work on St. Croix’s Midland Road, according to Government House.
“Federal highway funds will be utilized to reconstruct major sections of roadways, in long need of repair,” Mapp said in a statement.
The Midland Road project is budgeted at $4,835,160 and is contracted to be complete within 330 days, according to Government House. The contract provides for road repairs and repaving to Route 709 from Estate Barren Spot to Glynn; and to Route 72, from Coble to Holy Cross Church on Midland Road.
The U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration is funding the work.
Public Works Commissioner Gustav James said he was looking forward to the work, which he said "comes on the heels of the Christiansted and Sion Hill projects." He urged drivers in the area to pay close attention "and be aware of flagmen and workmen."
If at all possible, use alternate routes to avoid delays, James said.
This project is in addition to the following projects either completed, commenced or contracted since January of 2015: Brookman Road, St. Thomas, Coki Point Road, St. Thomas, Emancipation Drive, St. Croix, Sion Hill, St. Croix, Centerline Road, St. John, Catherineberg Intersection, St. Thomas, and Company Street, St. Croix, according to Government House.