Press Release

Ministry of Communications and Works
Public Works Department
Public Works
Release Date:
Wednesday, 31 January 2024 - 8:52am

The Public Works Department in its commitment to road safety across the Territory has installed solar radar school zone signs at the Willard Wheatley Primary and the Ivan Dawson Primary Schools.

Director of the Public Works Department (PWD), Mr. Jeremy Hodge said the safety of the Territory’s children is paramount and that the installation of the signs is a pilot project with more to be installed at other schools across the Territory.

Mr. Hodge said, “These signs read the speed of oncoming vehicles alerting motorists of how fast they are travelling.”

Minister for Communications and Works, Honourable Kye M. Rymer at a recent sitting of the House of Assembly said the Government of the Virgin Islands was committed to adding another component to the greener, safer, more pedestrian-friendly efforts by way of solar-powered crosswalk signals.

“The solar-powered crosswalks are signage that flashes to get the attention of the on-coming traffic, therefore bringing awareness to drivers that a pedestrian is intending to cross the street.” Honourable Rymer said at the time.

The Ministry of Communications and Works remains dedicated to ensuring the continued development and maintenance of public infrastructure in keeping with international standards so that public utilities are reliable and affordable in support of an enhanced community life for every resident and visitor in the Virgin Islands.  

Note to editors:  Photo of Electronic Crosswalks at the Willard Wheatley and Ivan Dawson Schools.


Giovanni Herbert

Information Officer
Telephone:  468-2035