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Taveuni Road Tarsealing Set To Start

Taveuni Road Tarsealing Set To Start
Minister for Infrastructure and Transport, Pio Tikoduadua (middle) at the Waiyevo Government Station.
April 19
09:39 2015

The tarsealing of the existing road network on Taveuni is expected to start soon.

The first phase is from Wairiki through Soqulu Settlement all the way to Vuna on the south of the island.

The proposed second phase is from Naselesele Village to Lavena Village in the north of the island.

Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Pio Tikoduadua toured ministry projects on Taveuni last Friday and was updated on the tarsealing project around the Garden Island.

Fulton Hogan Hiways asset manager Mark Newman said: “From the Taveuni Airport Road in Matei to Somosomo Village there is quite a good seal at the moment.

“From the Naqara shopping centre to the intersection of the Government road we will fix potholes. We will go from the intersection at the Waiyevo Government Station right down to seal and fix the patches that have failed, including the sections at the Taveuni Estates, which is about three kilometres of stabilising the failures and resealing them.”

Mr Tikoduadua was concerned about the road condition leading up to the Waiyevo Government Station.

“I would like to see the service area roads tarsealed and work has to be properly done where we are serving the people, particularly from down the road up to the Government Station here. You should also work on the frontages of the hotels.

“There are a couple of hotels down the road where the frontages need to be fixed, it’s a very short strip and will not take too much.

“I think much of that has to do really with how the roads were constructed in the first place.”

Mr Newman said: “We’re looking at working on patches this year about eight kilometres of resealing from the north end to the south end.”

Mr Tikoduadua said they should stick to their plan of resealing that eight kilometre road network this year.

The minister said all Government station roads need to be fixed after the eight-kilometre roadwork project.




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