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Public Works Announces Melvin Evans Highway Road Closure From West Airport Road to Williams Delight Intersection

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The Department of Public Works has advised the community that the west-bound lanes on Melvin Evans Highway, from the west airport intersection to the Williams Delight intersection, will remain closed from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. from Friday, April 16-21.

D.P.W. said the closure will allow the contractor to finish milling and paving the lanes.

“This is the fifth segment of this six-phase project,: D.P.W. said. The public is asked to avoid these areas and use alternate routes as much as possible during this time.

Governor Bryan recently forwarded a bill to the Senate seeking $20 million for road projects territory-wide.

“With the dozens of road and other capital projects already underway, the Department of Public Works is maintaining the momentum by looking ahead to the next batch of road projects to get shovel-ready,” Mr. Bryan said, according to Gov’t House. “I’m asking my colleagues in the 34th Legislature to earmark which projects to prioritize so DPW can continue its excellent job and start the next stages of our Territory’s recovery.”

The governor is said to be requesting an appropriation of $19.6 million of excess funds in the Debt Service Reserve Fund to be used for a list of urgently needed capital road projects, and he is asking the Senate to determine and earmark funds for the specific projects that have been prioritized by D.P.W.

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