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Yasi Slip Reinstatement Continues

Yasi Slip Reinstatement Continues
Fulton Hogan Hiways crew reinstating Yasi slip in Delainavesi. Photo: Fulton Hogan Hiways
June 22
11:00 2017

Work continues on a slipped section of Yasi Road, off Delainavesi Road in Lami that will re-establish access for its residents upon completion.

The slip, which first occurred in March, was caused by ongoing wet weather and resulted in a partial road closure.

Fulton Hogan Highways (FHH) is contracted by the Fiji Roads Authority (FRA) to improve road access across the Central, Eastern and Northern Divisions and has been contracted to conduct the reinstatement work.

FHH Project Engineer Richa Vandhana said the additional slips caused by heavy downpours and a burst water pipe occurred in the midst of remediation work resulting in a full closure of the road.

“Although a section of the Yasi loop road has been closed to pedestrians and vehicles, residents still have had access to Delainavesi Road without having to go past the slipped area,” Ms Vandhana said.

The slip which is approximately 20metres long and eight metres wide, has also blocked off the vehicle entrance and exit point to one residential driveway.

Fifty-six-year-old Kavitesh Prasad, a resident of Delainavesi, said: “I know the FHH workmen are trying their best to open up the access again, but it all depends on the weather.

“I like the way they help us residents while they are working and also the standard of safety they practice around the work site.

“I know this because I watch them everyday from my porch. They see to our safety and they usually help us while we are crossing.”

Ms Vandhana assured residents that while there would be delays in travelling time for those affected, FHH would continue its work to reinstate the slip as soon as possible and ensure safe and reliable access for residents to and from their homes.

Source: Fulton Hogan Hiways

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