Estate La Grange VI (205)

May 2023


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 authorized project consists of channel improvements to the lower portion of La Grange Gut, a a new channel to connect La Grange Gut to the Caribbean Sea, an earthen levee to prevent the flooding of Frederiksted, an interior drainage canal to move water from impounded areas of Frederiksted, bridge replacement at King Street (Highway 631) with two box culvert structures, and bridge removal at Prince Street.


Estimated Total Cost        $8,200,000
Estimated Federal Cost $5,900,000

a. Regular Civil Works Funds: 

Allocation thru FY22         $891,000
Allocation for FY23 $0

President's Budget FY24



 b. P.L. 117-58: Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, Supplemental:

Total Work Plan $950,000
Allocation thru FY22         $28,000
Allocation for FY23 $0



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


A Project Partnership Agreement (PPA) package was submitted on September 30, 2022, to MSC for review and approval to execute. The PPA was executed in April 2023. Plans and specifications will begin upon receipt of non-federal funds.

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