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North Road Repairs Take Shape

North Road Repairs Take Shape
Rehab work under way along the Korovuli stretch outside Seaqaqa on the way to Labasa on Vanua Levu nearing completion. Photo: Fiji Roads Authority
April 17
10:02 2018

Fulton Hogan Hiways (FHH) has started overlaying base course material on the Korovuli stretch from Dradramea to Kadavu Road, outside Seaqaqa.

The wet weather spell from two recent tropical cyclones has done little to impact on-going road works outside of Labasa.

Fulton Hogan Highways (FHH) is working under the Fiji Roads Authority (FRA) to improve road access across the Central, Eastern and Northern Divisions

Commuting between Labasa and Seaqaqa should be a lot smoother once major rehabilitation works along a key stretch between both towns are completed.

Fulton Hogan Hiways (FHH) has started overlaying base course material on the Korovuli stretch from Dradramea to Kadavu Road, outside Seaqaqa.

FHH Northern Construction Manager, Scott Wilkinson, said they were laying AP40 base course material on the two-kilometre stretch to help stabilise parts of the road that had badly deteriorated.

“We are doing a 200 millimetre overlay of aggregates because the road surface was so bad that even the existing material was not enough to stabilise it,” says Mr Wilkinson.

The rehabilitation site will also be reinforced with cement stabilisation to a depth of 250 millimetres to add strength before the first 500-metre portion is re-sealed by early May.

“This is also a continuation of the 2.5 kilometres of rehab work we did last year, as well as the 15 kilometres completed in recent years.

“And because the results from last year have resisted the weather test, we are confident this new two-kilometre stretch will also do the same,” said Mr Wilkinson.

A 12-member crew from FHH’s Savusavu Depot are responsible for the rehab site, with the aid of two stabilising hoes, grader, roller, two purpose built cement spreader trucks, four dump trucks to overlay metal and two water trucks.

“With a stronger foundation and base course materials being used as well as increasing the cross-fall to remove water much faster, it should help eliminate pot holes that often re-surface here during heavy rains,” said Mr Wilkinson.

The entire two-kilometre rehab should be completed by the end of April.

Source: Fiji Roads Authority

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