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State Innovation Accomplishments

Virgin Islands
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Fiscal YearInnovationsProject
2015Adaptive Signal ControlAdvancement of Adaptive Signal Control ($100,000)
Innovator
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DateInnovationsProject
11/01/12Safety EdgeA full-scale Safety Edge paving project was implemented in 2011 on Queen Mary Highway in St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Last year, PRHTA contracted with Betteroads Asphalt Corp. to pave 23,500 tons of WMA in Yauco.

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EDC News
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DateInnovationsProject
2019STEPThe Virgin Islands Department of Public Works (VIDPW) is partnering with the U.S. Virgin Islands Walkability Institute to promote pedestrian safety. A demonstration to enhance an uncontrolled crossing is planned and will include an assessment stage with the University of the Virgin Islands to evaluate the crossing before and after the enhancements. The Veteran’s Drive project currently in construction features enhanced uncontrolled crossing that include raised pavement crossings along with other features. These crosswalks will be assessed for safety performance. VIDPW will assess other uncontrolled crosswalks throughout the territory for possible enhancements.

Read EDC-4 Final Report
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DateInnovationsProject
2015High Friction Surface TreatmentThe U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Public Works developed a draft specification for HFST. The department began talks with the Puerto Rico Highways and Transportation Authority about testing and sharing accumulated data on pavement surfaces. PRHTA has pilot sections for testing the technology on PR-110 in Moca and PR-26 in San Juan. PR-26, with average daily traffic of more than 150,000 vehicles, provides access to Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport.

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2015Intersection and Interchange GeometricsCurrently has a roundabout constructed at Road 10 - ST. John, one under construction (Road 317 - ST. Thomas (Catheringberg Intersection)) and one under design (Road 75 & 70 - ST. Croix).

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Co-Chairs:FHWA EDC Coordinator:Additional Info:
Nelson Petty, Jr., VIDPW Commissioner
Michael Avery, FHWA Deputy Division Administrator
Juan Carlos Rivera
(787) 771-2516 
juan.riveraortiz@dot.gov
Charter
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