US Army Corps of Engineers
Jacksonville District

Savan Gut Phase II VI (I)

March 2019

FACT SHEET
Savan Gut Phase II VI (I)
Investigation (I)
Congressional Districts: U.S. Virgin Islands

 

1. DESCRIPTION

The Savan Gut area is located in the capital of Charlotte Amalie, on the south side of St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. The Savan section of Charlotte Amalie, is within the 100-year flood plain, and has recurring flooding problems primarily in the central business district and local elementary school. Located within the flood plain are 91 residential structures and 288 commercial and public structures. The project consists of a covered box culvert through the central business district to St. Thomas Harbor. The authorized project was divided into two phases for preparation of plans and specifications and construction. Phase I consisted of improving and increasing conveyance of existing Savan Gut by providing a covered concrete box culvert 12 to 16 feet wide by 6 to 8 feet deep beneath a paved street (Cutters Gade) and extending from St. Thomas harbor to Back Street for a total length of 844 feet. Construction of Phase I was completed in April 1989.  A study is ongoing for Phase II which consists of constructing a covered concrete channel 10 to 12 feet wide and generally 5 to 7 feet deep which will extend about 1,600 feet from Back Street to just upstream of Jane E. Tuitt School. A retention area will be provided at the upstream end of the covered channel. Three existing bridges will be replaced with new bridges.
 

2. FUNDING

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

Current Working Estimate $400,000
Allocation thru FY18 $100,000
Allocation for FY19 $300,000

 

3. SPONSOR

The U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Public Works
Building 1, 3rd Floor Subbase
St. Thomas, VI 00802

 

 

4. STATUS

The Phase II report is currently under Agency Technical Review (ATR). A public meeting is scheduled for the first week of April 2019. The final report is scheduled for submittal mid-April 2019.