Cruz Bay Roundabout Close To on Schedule

Construction of the Cruz Bay roundabout is almost on schedule, according to the Department of Public Works. St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Eliza Magro

Fuel tanks and other remnants of the former Texaco gas station have been removed, and the construction of the Cruz Bay roundabout is nearly right on schedule, according to the Department of Public Works.

DPW officials plan to advertise for bids this month for the construction project, according to DPW Design Program Manager Jomo McClean.

“The design is basically complete, and the Office of Federal Lands should be getting ready to post the solicitation for construction contract on their Web site,” said McClean.

The solicitation will be advertised in local papers as well, McClean added.

DPW anticipated soliciting for bids in September, so the process is just a few weeks late.

“We’re just a couple weeks off, but we’re pretty much right on target,” said McClean.

While the fuel tanks have been removed from the Texaco site, an environmental report on the area still needs to be submitted to the Department of Planning and Natural Resources, she added.

DPW plans to award the contract in December and begin construction in March 2008, according to McClean. The construction process will take approximately two years, she explained.

Traffic flow will be maintained through the intersection by doing the construction in different phases and implementing various detour routes.


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