Road work shuts down portion of Scott Free Road through February


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ST. THOMAS - Work to construct the temporary access for permanent closing of the Scott Free bridge began Monday and a section of Route 405 adjacent to the intersection with the bridge will be closed to through-traffic until the temporary access is completed.

Motorists who regularly use Scott Free Road as a bypass to the west will need to take an alternate route, according to a statement issued Monday by V.I. Public Works Commissioner Darryl Smalls.

Residents who live north of the bridge will need to access their properties from Route 40 Solberg Road to the north, and residents who live south of the bridge will need to gain access to their properties from the south on Scott Free Road.

No through-traffic will be allowed, and work is expected to be completed by Feb. 28.

The contractor - Island Roads Corp. - is expected to use Scott Free Road from the north to mobilize the equipment to the site and to deliver the necessary materials for this project, according to Public Works.

Any questions or concerns can be directed to Wystan Benjamin at the Office of Highway Engineering at 776-4844.

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