Cobblestones In, Parts of Main Street Reopen

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Market Square, Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas. (Bethaney Lee photo)
Market Square, Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas. (Bethaney Lee photo)

Cobblestone pavers along Main Street and the Post Office Square have been fully installed and the roadway is now open to vehicular traffic beginning at the entrance of Cardow, heading west towards Market Square, according to Public Works.

Motorists can also once again turn left at the Post Office Square to access Main Street.

Federally-funded work to revitalize Main Street began in 2016 and has continued since. DPW said the work comprised much needed improvements that make the area more attractive to tourists and business, but also have restricted access to stores during the work. The closures led to frustration among business owners.

This particular section of work began in July.

For the visual appearance of the area, parking will no longer be allowed along Main Street, according to Public Works.

Main Street now has larger sidewalks to facilitate increased pedestrian mobility, which in turn has resulted in a narrower road. The department says police officers will be present, until further notice, to enforce the “No Parking” rule.

Work will continue in January on the side streets, as progress on the Main Street Enhancement Project advances. Public Works said the project is on schedule to be complete around August.

Those int4rested can follow Public Works on Facebook @usvidpw and @vitranusvi. You can also log on to dpw.vi.gov and www.vitranvi.com to keep track of Public Works.

The section of Main Street marked in red closed for cobblestone work in July 2019. (Department of Public Works image)
The section of Main Street marked in red closed for cobblestone work in July 2019. (Department of Public Works image)

Original Source: https://stjohnsource.com/2019/12/11/cobblestones-in-parts-of-main-street-re-open/