Thursday, August 14 – In a continued effort to improve and maintain the road infrastructure in the Territory, the Government of the Virgin Islands through the Ministry of Communications and Works has completed works on Sound Road in East End.
The Premier and Minister of Finance Dr. the Honourable D. Orlando Smith, OBE was pleased with the works as he utilised Sound Road to pay a visit to the oldest lady in the Territory, Ms. Robelteen Smith, who celebrated her 106TH birthday on Tuesday, August 12.
Honourable Premier stated, “I’m glad that this road was completed in time to honour a valued and cherished member of our society.
Minister for Communications and Works, Honourable Mark Vanterpool said in relation to the completed road works, “It is vital that we keep the road and water infrastructure in the Territory up-to-date and safe for the residents and visitors, and so I am very satisfied with the quality of work completed, by our team, here in Sound Road, East End.”
Honourable Vanterpool continued, “The road works in East End began in mid-June of this year and a portion of it is now completed. Residents in the Sound can now enjoy ungraded water lines, a new safe drainage system and a smooth resurfaced road.”
“This is just a sample of all the works to be executed throughout the Territory,” he further stated.
Sound Road falls between the larger scope of works in East End from Chapel Hill to Parham Town. Works in the East End area include waterline upgrades, proper drainage installation, a total resurfacing of the road, sidewalks and road widening.
The completion of phase one of the comprehensive infrastructure improvement programme along Blackburne Highway between the Beef Island Bridge and Parham Town are scheduled to be completed by September this year.
Improving road infrastructure in the Territory is part of Government’s commitment to ensure that the Virgin Islands enjoy the highest standards of internationally acceptable public infrastructure and utilities within its means. The Government of the Virgin Islands remains focused on moving the Territory towards stability and growth.