PHILIPSBURG–Utilities company GEBE will install a new twelve-inch water line and high voltage cables from Pond Island to Pointe Blanche in August. The replacement of the existing lines and cables is due to the increased demand for improved services in Pointe Blanche and the need for more water to the Eastern side of the country.
The project will extend from the Pointe Blanche water tanks to the GEBE Pond Island substation. The project is expected to commence in August and to be completed by early 2017. The contractor will be working during the day, but most work is planned for the evening and overnight hours from 6:30pm to 6:00am.
GEBE announced on Friday that electricity and water service interruptions during the work period will affect customers on Juancho Yrausquin Boulevard and in Pointe Blanche.
Motorists are advised by the utilities company to obey traffic directional signs and to avoid the work area when possible to minimise traffic congestion.
GEBE is working with Government, St. Maarten Telephone Group of Companies TelEm, St. Maarten Cable TV and United Telecommunications Services (UTS) to jointly install all underground work while trenches are open. The work as scheduled will allow time for roads affected by the construction to be resurfaced.
The project, which is split into three sections, consists of a new 12-inch waterline, the installation of electrical cables, sewage infrastructure and TelEm, UTS and Cable TV lines.
This project will improve all services provided by GEBE to the Eastern side of the country, the company said.
Source: Daily Herald
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