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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Release#: 08-2/02
February 2, 2008
Matt Connolly 787-741-2138
Gisella Burgos (787)
Vieques National Wildlife Refuge Road Improvement Project
VIEQUES, Puerto Rico— The US Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) announces the
beginning of the Vieques National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) road improvement
project. Below please find a list of temporarily closed roads that will
affect visitor access to some beaches and visitor facilities, and FWS
Dates for completion are subject to change.
Area Route # Start Finish
Playa Grande from east to stream Rte. 109 Present
Green Beach Rte. 012 2/25/08 7/25/08
Puerto Ferro Beach (Tres Palmitas) Rte. 102 Present 7/25/08
Road improvements will continue to the Blue Beach area. Please be aware
that these improvements will affect the use of the Blue Beach natural boat
ramp and La Plata area. The Vieques NWR staff will keep the community
informed of new changes.
Funds for this project were provided by the Federal Highway Administration.
We appreciate your patience while we work toward improved road conditions
on the Refuge. For additional information, please call 787-741-2138 or
pass by the USFWS office from 8:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. Site maps of the
road closure locations are attached.
(See attached file: Road project 2.jpg)(See attached file: Road