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stx2020
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April 3, 2013 4:01 am  

so like what is up with all the ruts in the roads ???

I know work is going on but I had to drive out near fish market and the way the road is cut it keeps pulling my car left and right

all that gonna be fixed or will it take 20 yrs to be evened out

I notice it now on way to beeston hill and thru Richmond area

if u get in the groove it pulls u left and right

kinda hard to avoid as to where they cut the road

thinkin.. our politicians at their best again.. maybe I wrong but..

after all these yrs here u would think common sense would come up in value here... guess not.."sigh" once again


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InnAtPelicanHeights
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April 3, 2013 5:56 am  

Having a Friend as vice president with the company doing the fiber install project-----at dinner last week asked him about the cutting of the road for the fiber, current filling of the cut road after piping was installed, and current condition of the roads that were cut, ie what will be the final condition of the roads after the cuts and the project is complete.

Answer, cuts were for the fiber project and laying of the pipe, Long term and for future maintenance of fiber line, majority of line had to be run by cutting existing roads.

Answer, current condition of road from cuts are only temporary. The fiber stills needs to be fed , along with other equipment----which is the final phase of federal project. When remaining is done, funds already set aside includes additional repairs to smooth out cuts and level the cuts so much on each side----with the goal the cuts will be smooth with the road.

The good news, in my opinion and from experience, traffic overall is moving more alert and safer-----as everywhere you drive the roads have been cut for the pipe and or in the process of being worked on. Sucks for our cars, and hard roads before the cuts, are even worse

Hope this helps to answer your concerns, and hope the information I listed above becomes fact , sooner than later to help improve our roads, and my understanding the project shpuld be completed in months----not years, as federal funding portion has deadlines for completion.


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April 3, 2013 8:06 am  

I had the opportunity to meet some of the guys that are installing the fiber optic. My first question was "are they there, installing the fiber optic under the road because they don't wont locals to steal the cable". Unfortuntely that seemed to be the consenous on north schore rd. I also heard there was supposed to be a DUI quick stop. I ran across 4 police vehicles on friday and they had no desire to stop me. Only one of the police vehicles had their lights on. This was also the night that Dasi got hit unfortunatelly.


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April 3, 2013 11:22 am  

so like what is up with all the ruts in the roads ???

Sleep much? You think maybe tropical moles? Well like this has been in the news for a very long time now. There's an article about the progress of the project on today's Source and it's good news. (The Source is our online newspaper, by the way and you can google "St Croix Source" to find it). You could keep up with what's going at least a little bit by clicking on the Source every day, and by day's end you can also catch up with the current issue of the VI Daily News online. That way you can also get an idea of what "our" politicians are involved in too.


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April 3, 2013 12:03 pm  

20 years at least


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April 3, 2013 12:10 pm  

who ever is in charge of the directing of the traffice needs to get it together. yesterday while driving into town from east end, no traffic flagger on my end so i went ahead, on the other end (going east) the guy was flagging cars to go ahead. almost had a head on at a curve. the barrels on the road only had one lane open so the cars going east had to move over into the grass. a big "whoops" moment.

sometimes they have both signs up.....slow and stop. which one do you go by???


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IslandHops
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April 3, 2013 12:57 pm  

So when the "final phase" of this project is done they have some money left aside to fix the roads - Yea Right!

Sounds just like the money to fix the boardwalk after Omar - 4.5 years ago.

In the mean time we now have a multitude of man made potholes and grooves, and drivers swerving all over to avoid them. Try riding a bike on this shit. They have totally fouled up the roads just prior to the triathlon. New slogan for the VI Government and related interests
"Doing our best to kill off opportunities to showcase St. Croix".


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April 3, 2013 1:18 pm  

AT&T trenched roads over in STT yrs ago same sort of way and I can tell you that patching the cuts isn't that easy. with what little they left gap wise the hot patch will be coming up all over. The only way that the problem got fixed here was when they resurfaced the road....


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April 3, 2013 4:30 pm  

VI Next Generation Network: "One pothole to bind them all."


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April 3, 2013 5:30 pm  

I don't mind it THAT bad here in STT but there are some places especially corners that are REALLY dangerous and the grove is DEEP. I get stuck in the rut and have to slow to a crawl if someone is coming up the opposite. I'm afraid if I pull hard to get out if the rut I'm gonna run into someone. Agree that they need to at least minimize the depth left after the concrete filling its pretty dangerous.


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April 3, 2013 7:12 pm  

From the article in today's Source mentioned earlier:

"Kupfer also provided good news for area drivers, telling the board the trenching necessary to install the fiber optic cables throughout the territory is about 83 percent complete. The next step in the process is to install the 118,000 feet of cable within protective vaults and repave and repair all of the roadways that have been a challenge to motorists for the last two months. All of the materials needed are now on site and installation will begin next week, he said. The multi-phase project should be completed by the end of April, according to Kupfer."

The complete article can be found here:

http://stthomassource.com/content/news/local-news/2013/04/03/new-jobs-are-ahead-fiber-optic-trenching-nears-completion


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April 5, 2013 5:10 pm  

The athletes that will be competing in this years' triathlon are in for a rude awakening when they see the condition of the roads they will have to be riding their bikes on and running on. Hopefully there won't be too many accidents and/or injuries as a result of the pitiful condition of the roads. Why couldn't this fiber optic work have started after the triathlon?


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April 5, 2013 6:18 pm  

The work so far has gone according to the projected timetable and is scheduled for completion by the end of this month. To the best of my knowledge the arrival of the triathlon competitors has always been well prepared for and the roads have been taken care of well before the event which I believe this year is on May 5th.


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April 5, 2013 10:08 pm  

I'm sure we will all look forward to the rutted roads being redone.
Some of the ruts created are humdingers. It's especially dissappointing that these new obstacles are in locations where we all have spent many months dealing with repaving in certain areas, only to have to go thru the same thing again. I will be glad when it is all done.

By that time they shall need to start all over again. Let's all buy stock as this repaving company has a "forever job" in our islands.


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April 5, 2013 11:03 pm  

It's the new path for the Triathalon! They will be bringing mountain bikes this year!


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April 5, 2013 11:32 pm  

Seems as if they only get the roads ready for the tri a few days before the event. Many visitors come ahead of that day. Let's make a good impression STX! Roadside trash cleanup day is April 27th. Let's all help out !


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April 6, 2013 12:34 am  

Buck: The Triathlon has been threatening not to return for the past few years, mainly due to the roads.

I think this is their last year here, and i can understand why. The athletes are not concerned with the trash, they are too bust competing. However, if an athlete feels like they lost the event because they got a flat tire, well, they will not come back to repeat.

DeJongh needs to get his crap together, simple as that. Fix dem roads!!!


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OldTart
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April 6, 2013 10:27 am  

Buck: The Triathlon has been threatening not to return for the past few years, mainly due to the roads.

I think this is their last year here, and i can understand why.

I'm just curious but where have you heard that this may be the last year for the triathlon? I've not read anything over the years (and this year is the 25th) to indicate that there's general dissatisfaction from the participants whether it be issues with the condition of the roads or anything else. If this is indeed the case then of course it should be/have been addressed.


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Linda J
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April 6, 2013 11:02 am  

I too was suprised at Poodles comments. I had contact with many of the athletes over the years and never heard such comments.


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IslandHops
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April 9, 2013 7:58 pm  

Well surprise surprise. VI Paving was out poring the hot black stuff in the ruts left behind by GEC. Fresh patches yippie.

(Hmm, some yummy grilled crow tonight for din-din). 😎


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SkysTheLimit
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April 9, 2013 8:39 pm  

Looks like they are doing a great job of the patching!(tu)

Well surprise surprise. VI Paving was out poring the hot black stuff in the ruts left behind by GEC. Fresh patches yippie.

(Hmm, some yummy grilled crow tonight for din-din). 😎


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