VI Residents Urged to Participate in Street Naming Project PDF Print

 

For Immediate Release No. 039-10

August 17, 2010

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Shawna K. Richards, Director of Communications
Ph:  (340) 773-6459 ext. 3129
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VI Residents Urged to Participate in Street Naming Project

Lieutenant Governor Gregory R. Francis is strongly encouraging residents to actively participate in helping to name the streets of their neighborhoods and communities. Street naming has been identified as the first component in the Virgin Islands Street Naming and Addressing project which seeks to realize a logical and standardized system of addressing throughout the Territory.

Community residents and interested community based organizations are encouraged to work together to submit street names that are culturally appropriate or relating to local history, pleasant sounding and easy to read.  Lengthy or difficult to pronounce words should be avoided. 

Lt. Governor Francis said the goal is to complete a necessary project that began in the early 1990s. Back then, more than 40 neighborhoods throughout St. Croix and St. Thomas submitted street name recommendations to the Department of Public Works, but only a small portion of the participating communities saw their street name recommendations become official through legislative action.  The Office of the Lieutenant Governor, which administers the territory’s GIS program, has now undertaken the task of a comprehensive street naming program as an essential element towards greater use of GPS throughout the Territory and to assist in the implementation of a fully functional emergency 911 system.

Members of the community interested in taking part in this historic project can view, download and print the street naming guidelines at http://www.ltg.gov.vi.   A listing of the communities that have previously submitted street name recommendations can also be viewed online.  For more information, contact Shawna Richards at (340)773-6459 or email at This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

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