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DPW Updates Community on St. Croix Bridge Repairs

East Airport Bridge under construction. (Photo courtesy of DPW)

Custom Builders and Virgin Islands Paving Inc. – has been tasked with repairing five bridges on St. Croix. There have been a few updates on repairs to the bridges, according to the Public Works Department.

  • Altona Lagoon Bridge – The temporary bridge is completed. Construction on the permanent bridge is in progress.
  • Queen Mary Highway Bridge (Rt. 70) – The demolition phase for this temporary bridge installation is completed. The contractor will soon move on to the construction phase.
  • East Airport Road Bridge – The demolition phase for this permanent bridge installation is completed.
Construction in progress.
  • Agriculture Road Bridge (Rt. 669) – This bridge is currently closed. The construction start date will be determined at a later time.
  • Midland Road Bridge (Rt. 72) – This bridge is currently open to the public. It was previously scheduled to begin in October 2023, but the start date has been postponed for this permanent bridge installation and will be determined at a later date.

The scope for the permanent bridge projects includes demolition and the construction of bridge approaches, spans, decks, rails, and new roadways. The ongoing repairs are necessary due to the poor condition of all five bridges. Delaying construction any further would lead to a catastrophic result, according to the press release.

Motorists are asked to utilize alternate routes when possible and proceed cautiously while traversing the areas. The Altona Lagoon, Queen Mary Highway and East Airport Road bridge projects are scheduled to be completed by February 2024, the press release states.

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