The Cruz Bay roundabout is moving forward according to schedule, and the cost of the project is now estimated at $4 to $7 million.
An advertisement placed by the Department of Public Works in The Virgin Islands Daily News last week detailed the extent of the project, and revealed that funds for the project may not yet be available.
“The project consists of the construction of a traffic roundabout and reconstruction of the existing roadways intersecting with the roundabout, and other miscellaneous work,” according to the advertisement. “The project is expected to fall within the price range of $4 to $7 million. Contract award is subject to availability of funds.”
The due date for bid documents is not specified in the advertisement, however a pre-site meeting for all interested contractors is scheduled for November 29.
Fuel tanks have been removed from the former Texaco gas station, and the Department of Planning and Natural Resources is awaiting an environmental report on the area.
DPW expects to award the contract in December, and to begin construction in March 2008. The construction process will take approximately two years.
After public hearings several years ago, the roundabout design was selected from five different patterns to alleviate traffic at the increasingly busy Cruz Bay intersection.