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Sealing Works Underway On Lesiaceva Road, Savusavu

Sealing Works Underway On Lesiaceva Road, Savusavu
July 15
10:00 2017

Lesiaceva Road in Savusavu that provides access to the community’s leading resorts is in the process of being sealed.

The road covers a four kilometre stretch from Savusavu Jetty through to Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort and Daku Resort, and a choice of homestay and boutique accommodation.

Fulton Hogan Hiways (FHH) is contracted by the Fiji Roads Authority (FRA) to carry out its road maintenance programmes in providing access to the Central, Northern and Eastern divisions.

FHH Contract Manager North, Ryan Couchman, said the project started in January with procurement of drainage pipes, followed by the replacement of 30 crossroad culverts and clearing of existing drainage channels. The road is being reshaped with heavy machinery and a 200mm layer of new road base aggregate is being placed and compacted. It is expected to be completed this month.

A 1900-metre section of the road has already been sealed with over 2.5km reconstructed and ready for sealing.

“Not only will the sealing improve access for tourists to the resorts, but overall improve the quality of the road with improved drainage, and with the resealing it will address flooding and muddy conditions that previously interfered with travel,” said Mr Couchman.

“We are widening the road where possible and appreciate the cooperation of the travelling public to reduce speed and drive carefully at our road construction sites.”

 

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