Fiber Optic Cable Deployment Project Begins at Route 338 and Ends at Crown Mountain

A fiber optic cable deployment project will begin excavations to install conduits, pull boxes and fiber optic cables. Cold milling and asphalt installation will begin at Crown Mountain Road on St. Thomas. The project goes from Route 338 in Estate Elizabeth, along Route 33 Lionel P. Berry Scenic Drive, then Northside Crown Mountain Road to Botanical Gardens in Estate Crown and Hawk, and finishing along Route 334 to the top of Crown Mountain.

The work will take place from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., July 27 through Aug. 22.

Road Advisory: Motorists can expect delays due to partial road closures and lane closures. Please exercise caution when traveling in these locations.

Project Summary: New Fiber Optic Cable deployment to interconnect existing cell sites with the purpose of creating a more robust network, which will improve capacity, reliability, resiliency and increase performance of the existing communication network during natural disasters situations. It will also set the basis for future deployment of new network technologies in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Phase I of the project includes some milling and re-asphalt/road reconstruction where the roadway has been impacted. Roads will be partially closed for safety reasons. No parking will be allowed during project working hours. All vehicles must be removed prior to the beginning of construction.

Contractor: Bermudez Longo Diaz – Masso Inc.

Project Owner: AT&T Mobility USVI.

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