Minister for Communications and Works, Fourth District Representative Hon. Mark Vanterpool announced that the plan to improve Main Street is still on the table and the initiative will be moving forward by next year.
Hon. Vanterpool made the disclosure during his contribution to the debate of the “Tourist (Duty Free Shopping System) Act, 2015.” The Minister summarized that the plan includes, among other things, making that area of Road Town more pedestrian friendly.
“We intend in the discussions we have had in public meetings to pay close attention over the next year or two to Main Street being developed as one of our best historical sites in the entire Territory.”
As part of the development, Hon. Vanterpool said that there would be an improvement of the area’s business attractions, and accessibility especially pedestrian-wise. In the end, Hon. Vanterpool said that it is hoped that Main Street would be able to attract more tourists to shop: “So we want to encourage the businesses on Main Street to prepare for that, as we prepare to improve Main Street,” the Minister added.