Press Release

Ministry of Transportation Works and Utilities
Release Date:
Monday, 6 February 2017 - 5:04pm

Rehabilitation work to reconstruct and stabilise the road in Horsepath will commence on Thursday, February 9.

Assistant Secretary for the Ministry of Communications and Works, Ms. Haley Trott said before works commence, residents of Horsepath are invited to a site visit between the residences of Valarie and Jaunito Rubaine and Everette Pemberton on Wednesday, February 8 at 10:30 a.m. to discuss how the Caribbean Development Bank loan-funded project will affect the road in the community.

Residents can view the exact location of the meeting point by visiting www.bvi.gov.vg/roadworks or call the Ministry of Communications and Works at 468-2183 for directions.

The Government of the Virgin Islands and Quality Construction Company signed the contract for the sum of $992,822.28 in November 2016 to alleviate any drainage problems and to stabilise and rehabilitate road works in the Horsepath and Huntum’s Ghut areas.

Fourteen contracts for works have been signed for Engineering Consultancy, Planning Regulations and Construction Works at a total sum of $10,763,990. Seven out of the 14 projects are completed and include Pleasant Valley, Ballast Bay, Parham Town, Thomas Land, Huntum’s Ghut, Long Trench and Fortune Ghut. Consultancy by Tira Green for planning regulations is also complete.

Contracts that are still being carried out include FDL Consultant Inc. for engineering consultancy and construction works in Nottingham Estate, Greenland and Wind Hill.

The Caribbean Development Bank approved a 15.67 million dollar loan for the Virgin Islands in March 2012, to help with rehabilitating the Territory's roadways, after the devastation caused by Tropical Storm Otto in October 2010.

The Ministry of Communications and Works remains committed to improving the structural integrity of the Territory’s road network, to ensure the safety of the motoring public.

Author

Nekita Turnbull

Information Officer II
Department of Information & Public Relations 
Telephone: 468-2730
Email:  Neturnbull@gov.vg