Phase One Of Parking Lot Project Completed; Led Lights Installed

BVI Government Information Service

  • Friday, Mar 22nd, 2013 21:03 UT

Phase one of the parking lot project adjacent to the Peeble’s Hospital was completed with the installation of low hanging LED lights. (Media credit: Natasha Lettsome/GIS)

ROAD TOWN, Tortola (GIS) — The new parking lot adjacent to Peebles Hospital in Road Town is now outfitted with low hanging LED lights.

The use of LED lights is in keeping with Government’s strategic plans to reduce electricity consumption and to have all street poles outfitted with these energy saving lights.

The lights, which are shorter than most street lights, are that size because they are located in close proximity to the helipad which is a restricted area and therefore must meet certain height requirements.

“The installation of the LED lights marks the completion of phase one of the parking lot project and signifies where we want to go in terms of energy conservation in the Territory,” Minister for Communications and Works Honourable Mark Vanterpool told the Department of Information and Public Relations.

He added, “As a Government, we will lead by example and we are confident that consumers will see the benefit of these energy conservation methods in their own homes and businesses as well.”

Phase one of the parking lot project included improved drainage, resurfacing of the area, lighting and improved aesthetics.
“The second phase will see the alignment of the road to allow for a dedicated turning lane going into the hospital,” Honourable Vanterpool revealed.

The Road Town Rehabilitation Project will seek to improve the beauty of the capital while increasing pedestrian safety and improving parking.

The Ministry of Communications and Works is committed to the continued development and maintenance of public infrastructure.