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‘Unannounced’ Lee Road closure on VG upsets residents

Some residents of Virgin Gorda have been left fuming after what they alleged was an announced closure of Lee Road in the Valley to facilitate road works. Photo: Facebook
The state of Lee Road on Virgin Gorda today, June 20, 2017. Photo: Facebook
The state of Lee Road on Virgin Gorda today, June 20, 2017. Photo: Facebook
VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI- Some residents of Virgin Gorda have been left fuming after what they alleged was an announced closure of Lee Road in the Valley to facilitate road works.

Many of the persons complaining had parked their vehicles in the Virgin Gorda Yacht Harbour parking lot and are now pondering how they will be getting home due to the road being dug up and closed.

Many turned to Facebook to express their concern and disappointment.

“Nobody told us this was happening today, neither Government nor contractor,” a Lucie Caul-Thompson wrote, adding that her car is “too low to drive out of the marina… this is madness.”

It was also reported that no one was directing traffic, causing much inconvenience to motorists.

“Looks like Tortola is doing a good job to put all of downtown Virgin Gorda business, out of business this year, I don’t think they could do more damage if they had planned it, oh they did, LDB is closed this season for a reason,” another Facebook user commented.

“This is simply crazy,” a Paola Moretti-Flax stated.

And a Mariano Creque asked: “The Representative for VG ain’t had a clue about this nonsense that’s going on today?”

After the fact!

Meanwhile, it was only around 4:25 PM today, June 20, 2017 that the Department of Information sent out a bulletin about the closure of Lee Road and other roads but did not give any times.

“The public is informed of the following traffic interruptions scheduled for Lee Road on Virgin Gorda.

Tuesday, June 20 – Thursday, June 22, One Lane traffic from the Virgin Gorda Fire Station to the Catholic Community Centre

Friday, June 23 – Monday, June 26, Lee road will be closed from the fire station to Ocean View Hotel.

Monday, June 26 – Wednesday, June 28, the road will be closed from Ocean View Hotel to Scotiabank.

Motorists are asked to seek alternate routes, drive with caution and to follow all road signs.

The Ministry of Communications and works apologises for any inconvenience caused,” the bulletin read.

10 Responses to “‘Unannounced’ Lee Road closure on VG upsets residents”

  • Unfinished Business (20/06/2017, 18:33) Like (9) Dislike (2) Reply
    What else is new here?
    • Reply (20/06/2017, 20:27) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
      If they were running the a business there or some of them live on Virgin Gorda they would do and say anything to achieve their ends
  • VG (20/06/2017, 18:37) Like (8) Dislike (4) Reply
    As usual. No proper planning. There are also many tourists around and boats in the marina. The blind leading the blind. Don't ask the representative either. He NEVER knows anything
  • VG (20/06/2017, 18:54) Like (1) Dislike (9) Reply
    Thank god its not election
  • officer (20/06/2017, 19:14) Like (1) Dislike (29) Reply
    cyatttttt u all behind url cant pls
  • qc (20/06/2017, 20:44) Like (4) Dislike (6) Reply
    Simple. If you are not in the NDP's pocket, you are an enemy. Please do you job, VINO and all other credible media
  • the rat (21/06/2017, 19:43) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    What do you mean by that
  • that gang (22/06/2017, 22:48) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    they dont have the work ethic, or the ability to negotiate, or the ability to coalesce good policy.



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