Press Release

British Virgin Islands Recovery and Development Agency
Ministry of Transportation Works and Utilities
Release Date:
Saturday, 24 July 2021 - 9:18am

Minister for Transportation, Work and Utilities, Honourable Kye Rymer continues to share his vision for first-class roads in the Territory with the signing of a contract to supply Asphaltic Concrete Works across six road project sites on Tortola.

The Government of the Virgin Islands in collaboration with the Recovery and Development Agency (RDA) signed the contract with Tortola Paving Ltd. for the sum of $390,857.50 that will allow for the supply and installation of asphalt at Little Dix Hill, Hope Hill to Sabbath Hill, Bob’s Gas Station, Great Mountain I, (Upper), Great Mountain II (Lower) and Ballast Bay slope stabilisation and road rehabilitation project sites.

Honourable Rymer said, “The vision for the road network throughout the Territory is to have first class roads.  Within the Ministry of Transportation, Works and Utilities, we are working to see that come to fruition.  We are working in tandem with the RDA and we are proud to have arrived at this phase to completion.”

The project will complete the extensive road works executed at those sites by local contractors, who have completed critical slope stabilisation and road rehabilitation works to include subsurface works, retaining infrastructure and concrete works.

Acting Chief Executive Officer of the Recovery and Development Agency Mr. Anthony McMaster expressed his pleasure in signing the contract to allow the works to progress to completion.

“I would like to thank Tortola Paving Ltd. for winning this contract and having the opportunity to work with the RDA to complete these works,” Mr. McMaster said.

The project was tendered through the RDA’s National Competitive Bidding process acting on behalf of the Ministry of Transportation, Works and Utilities.  Funding is provided through the Government of the Virgin Islands, Caribbean Development Bank Rehabilitation and Reconstruction Loan. 

Motorists are notified that they may experience road interruptions at respective sites when the paving begins.  Persons are asked to stay tuned to media outlets and social media, in particular the Government of the Virgin Islands’ and RDA’s Facebook and Instagram pages and websites for road closure advisories.

The Ministry of Transportation Works and Utilities and the RDA thanks the public in advance for its cooperation and patience as the Government works diligently to improve the road network in the Virgin Islands.

Notes:

The asphaltic works include, but are not limited to the following:

Site

Length of Asphaltic Works

Great Mountain Site #1

240 m2

Great Mountain Site #2

1024 m2

Bob’s Gas Station

217 m2

Little Dix Hill

384 m2

Lower Hope Hill to Sabbath Hill

1180 m2

Ballast Bay

720 m2

 

(Photo Credit: Provided)

1) Minister for Transportation, Works and Utilities, Honourable Kye M. Rymer; Premier and Minister of Finance, Honourable Andrew A. Fahie.

2) Representatives of Tortola Paving Ltd, Directors Ms. Kimberly Ritter and Mr. Ashley Ritter; Acting CEO Recovery and Development Agency, Mr. Anthony McMaster.

3) Ballast Bay

4) Lower Hope Hill to Sabbath Hill

Author

Giovanni Herbert

Information Officer
Telephone:  468-3058
Email: gherbert@gov.vg