US Army Corps of Engineers
Jacksonville District

Estate La Grange VI (205)

March 2019

FACT SHEET
Estate La Grange, VI (205)
Construction (C)
Congressional District: U.S. Virgin Islands

 

1. DESCRIPTION

This project was authorized by Section 205 of the 1948 River and Harbor Act, as amended. The study area lies in the Estate La Grange suburb of Frederiksted, St. Croix.  The La Grange Gut Basin is located in the western part of the island of St. Croix, is 7.5 kilometers long, and covers an area of 13.5 square kilometers.  Several small streams join La Grange Gut in the lower part of the basin. Flooding along La Grange Gut is a recurring problem. Every few years there is significant flooding in the area due to low pressure weather fronts, storms and hurricanes. The most recent flooding occurred in November 2010 and resulted in flooding of the entire project area. The authorized project consists of channel improvements to the lower portion of La Grange Gut, a levee and interior drainage canal for the town of Frederiksted, St. Croix. The bridge at King Street (Highway 631) will be replaced. The bridge at Prince Street will be removed.

2. FUNDING

a. Regular Civil Works Funds:

Allocation thru FY18             $853,000 

 

b. P.L. 115-123: Bi-Partisan Budget Act of 2018, Supplemental:

Current Working Estimate  $8,181,000
Allocation thru FY18 $0
Allocation for FY19 $0

 

3. SPONSOR

U.S. Virgin Islands Public Works Department
8244 Subbase
Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands 00802

4. STATUS

The PDT is finalizing verification of cost and economic justification. Upon completion and approval, the Design and Implementation phase will begin. Agreement approval is currently scheduled for 27 December 2019.