Estate La Grange VI (205)

April 2022


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


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.


a. Regular Civil Works:

Allocation thru FY21


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

     Current Working Estimate                          $8,181,000

     Allocation thru FY21                                                   $0

    Allocation for FY22                                                      $0

  1. P.L. 117-58: Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, Supplemental:
    Total Work Plan                                             $ 500,000 

    Allocation for FY22                                           $28,000



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


Project Partnership Agreement (PPA) package being prepared for submittal to MSC for review and approval to execute. Estimated PPA execution July 2022. Plans and specifications will begin upon PPA execution and provision of funds.