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Public Projects Undertaken in 2008 and Those to Come in 2009

Work has been going on for several years to put all electric and telephone lines underground. The goal for 2009 is to continue putting cables underground and installing the necessary cable trays while other road work is being done. This will protect the lines from hurricanes and also allow the removal of unsightly telephone poles and electric lines. The Collectivity has also been putting water connections in the manholes so that repairs will not necessitate digging up the roads.

Many projects that were started in 2008 to improve the roads and public places in St. Barth are nearing completion.

The road in Flamands has been widened and repaved and a sidewalk was added on one side. A new sidewalk is now being added from the road leading to the horse ranch toward the leeward neighborhood. This will make that morning walk or jog a bit safer.

By mid-April the road from Flamands to Colombier should be open in both directions. While the roadwork is being done, the electric company is putting electric lines underground and the Collectivity is improving the water pipes and installing housing for telephone cables.

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A clubhouse is being built at the new tennis courts by the Stadium. Panels are being built around the archery area to keep stray arrows from flying onto the tennis court (good idea!). In addition, a wall is being constructed behind the targets to stop arrows. Future plans include adding a walking path behind the archery area and the tennis courts. Repaving of the road by the municipal pool has been completed. The road is currently being repaved between the tennis courts and the intersection near the pond. Next up is the repaving of the road from the Suzuki garage to Le Diamant restaurant. While repaving the road, the Collectivity is also replacing the water pipes and installing facilities for future underground networks. All work is expected to be complete by March.

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