In the coming weeks, the Public Works Department will begin patching up potholes and other road defects in East End and Long Look that “need immediate attention,” Transportation, Works and Utilities Minister Kye Rymer said June 23 in the House of Assembly.

In addition to other major roadway improvements in East End, work on the sewerage project from Parham Town to Long Swamp will begin in the third quarter of the year, Mr. Rymer said in response to questions from Opposition Leader Marlon Penn.

All of these projects will be funded “locally by the government of the Virgin Islands and will be carried out by the able staff at the Public Works Department,” Mr. Rymer said.

Mr. Penn also asked the TWU minister about major potholes at the top of Hope Hill and near the East End Police Station that he said need immediate attention.

Mr. Rymer replied, “The team at Public Works, we went out and worked to address those areas … and we are working to have a permanent fix.”

Responding to another question from Mr. Penn, Mr. Rymer said that the 2020 budget has allocated $200,000 to all ministers to use for infrastructural improvements in their district.