Savan Gut Phase II VI (I)

May 2020


Savan Gut Phase II, VI 
Investigations (I)
Congressional District: U.S. Virgin Islands


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. The Phase II study 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.


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

Current Working Estimate $400,000
Allocation thru FY19 $400,000
Allocation for FY20 $0


U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Public Works
8244 Sub Base
Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands 00802


On 6 March 2020, The Jacksonville District Commander signed the final report and the project package was transmitted to the South Atlantic Division (SAD). On 27 March 2020, SAD endorsed the report and transmitted to HQUSACE. The signing of the Chief’s Report is scheduled for 29 May 2020.