FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

July 19, 2019

RED HOOK TERMINAL PARKING GARAGE FULLY OPENS ON MONDAY

The New Two-Story Parking Garage at the Urman V. Fredericks Marine Terminal, Red Hook, St. Thomas

On Monday, July 22 the Virgin Islands Port Authority will fully open its new two-story parking garage at the Urman V. Fredericks Marine Terminal in Red Hook, St. Thomas.  The garage will open daily at 5:30 a.m. until midnight.  Parking rates will remain at a flat rate of $10 per day until further notice.

The first floor of the parking garage was opened during the Fourth of July holidays.  VIPA had since temporarily closed the garage to complete minor construction tasks and painting of the garage.  Both floors will be fully accessible on Monday, providing 152 regular parking spaces and six accessible spaces for physically challenged drivers.

The garage was built by Eleven Construction and cost $5.9 million – funded via bond financing attained by VIPA in 2014.  The project also included improvements to the drainage in the area.  The garage will help to alleviate some of the parking congestion in Red Hook while providing an affordable means to park on the eastern end of St. Thomas.  VIPA thanks the public for their patience as the agency continues to improve its facilities.

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The Virgin Islands Port Authority (VIPA) is an autonomous, self-sustaining government agency established in 1969 as the owner and manager of the United States Virgin Island’s airports and seaports. VIPA owns and manages 14 seaports, two airports, and surrounding properties. It is a critical arm of the USVI’s economy that facilitates travel and commerce and fosters tourism and economic growth via its port activities. VIPA’s mandate is to develop and maintain the ports of the USVI to accommodate the current and future demands of our users, and to provide safe port facilities.