Press Release

Premier's Office
British Virgin Islands Recovery and Development Agency
Release Date:
Wednesday, 18 November 2020 - 7:02pm

Motorists are advised that the lower part of Great Mountain road will be closed  tomorrow Thursday, November 19 to Saturday November, 21 from 9:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. to allow for major excavation work.  During this time motorists will be required to use these alternate routes to enter Road Town or to access the upper Great Mountain area.

Traffic coming from upper Great Mountain, Brewer’s Bay and Spooner’s Estate can turn left onto the Ridge Road and head into Road Town via the exit for Johnson’s Ghut/Purcell or continue to Belle Vue and head down Fort Hill into Road Town. Alternately, motorists can access Road Town via Joe’s Hill.

Similarly, heading out of Road Town motorists are advised to access Upper Great Mountain and environs via Joe’s Hill, Purcell/Johnson’s Ghut road or Fort Hill, Belle Vue and the Ridge Road.

Traffic coming from Cane Garden and Carrot Bay through Windy Hill will be alerted at the Ridge Road and Joe’s Hill intersection about Great Mountain road closure and would be diverted as necessary onto Joe’s Hill road.

Residents living within the road closure designated area will have access to their properties with the assistance of site personnel.

Signage and traffic wardens will be placed at three major intersections to guide motorists accordingly:

  • Upper Great Mountain and the Ridge Road intersection
  • Upper Joe’s Hill at the intersection with the Ridge Road
  • Ridge Road and Johnson’s Ghut intersection, Belle Vue, Fort Hill and Ridge Road intersection

Following the completion of excavation works a single lane will be maintained for the duration of the project.  

Motorists are asked to drive with extreme caution and to follow the directions of the traffic wardens and road signs erected in designated areas. 




Photo 1:1 Lower Great Mountain Road Rehabilitation Project


Department of Information and Public Relations (GIS)

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RJT Edifice Building, 5th Floor
Road Town, TORTOLA VG1110

Tel: 284 468 2730
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