Govt. to start Back Street emergency repairs tonight

Back Street emergency repairs begin tonight.


PHILIPSBURG–The Ministry of Public Housing, Environment, Spatial Development and Infrastructure VROMI will be conducting emergency road repairs on Back Street starting tonight, Monday, and ending early Friday, from 7:00pm to 6:00am each night.

  “We understand that it is short notice and apologise for any undue inconveniences that this may cause. Trusting to have informed you sufficiently, working together towards a better St. Maarten for us all,” stated New Projects Development and Planning Department Head Kurt Ruan.

  The works are to concentrate on repairing the critical points where the road pavement is damaged. The works entail temporarily fixing of the road foundation and laying asphalt temporarily to remedy the current situation.

  The project is being financed by the VROMI Ministry, according to a statement from Ruan on Sunday evening and the works will be carried out by contractor Windward Roads. Businesses and residence are urged to cooperate during the times of execution and all questions and concerns will be addressed and taken into consideration, according to the release.

  Deliveries to and from businesses can be made via the side roads, as access via those streets will remain open.

  “We plead that you do not park your cars in these side roads, as they should remain free at all times in case of emergency for police, Fire and Ambulance Departments, and for the collection of garbage. Please respect the code of conduct for this project for an easy transition of the works,” Ruan stated.

  Works during this period will start on Back Street at the Voges Street intersection removing the pavement and repairing the road structure, ending at Tamarinde Steeg.

  If any questions may arise with regard to the execution of the works feel free to contact Ruan or Project Manager Nathalie Parotte at the Ministry of VROMI, Department of New Projects Development and Planning, by e-mail at

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Source: The Daily Herald