Final phase of emergency repairs on Front Street start Wednesday

PHILIPSBURG – The Government of St. Maarten, represented by the Council of Ministers, would like to update the general public with regard to the second and final phase of the emergency repairs, which are being carried out on Front Street.

The project is being financed by the Ministry of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transport and Telecommunications (Ministry TEATT) and coordinated by the Ministry of Public Housing, Spatial Planning, Environment and Infrastructure (Ministry VROMI).

“We are pleased to inform you, as promised, that the first phase of this project is now completed and traffic through Front Street from Sea Palace can continue up until the Court House. As of Wednesday, April 20, up until Saturday April 30, the second and final phase of the emergency repairs will be carried out,” a press release stated.

The works will be carried out by contractor Windward Roads. Coordination of the works will be carried out by Ministry VROMI.

All businesses and residents are urged to cooperate during these times of execution and all questions and concerns will be addressed and taken into consideration. Deliveries to and from an establishment can be done via the side roads as access will remain open up until Front Street.

“The Ministry pleads that you do not park your cars in these side roads as the aforementioned should remain free at all times in case of emergency for the Police, Fire, Ambulance Department and for the collection of garbage. Please respect the code of conduct for this project in order to facilitate an easy transition of the works,” the release continued.

Phase 2 is set to start from Wednesday, April 20, and continue till Saturday, April 30, from the Court House up until the Emmaplein. The total duration of the emergency works is estimated at 10 days. The project is scheduled to be completed prior to the start of the Grand Carnival parade on Sunday, May 1, and Labor Day Parade on Monday, May 2.

“We understand that it is short notice and apologize for any undue inconveniences that this may cause. Trusting to have informed you sufficiently, working together towards a better St. Maarten for us all,” the release concluded.

In case of emergency, Community Police officer for the area of Philipsburg Steven Carty can be contacted. Or contact Department Head of New Projects Development and Planning Kurt A. Ruan by e-mail:, or Project Manager Nathalie Parotte at, or Ministry VROMI via telephone: 542-4289.

Source: 721 News Final phase of emergency repairs on Front Street start Wednesday