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FRA Targets Ride Quality, Road Safety

FRA Targets Ride Quality, Road Safety
Completed rehabilitation works on the Waidalice Section on Kings Road. Photo: Fiji Roads Authority
May 07
11:00 2018

The Fiji Roads Authority (FRA) has successfully com­pleted rehabilitation works on various sections of the Kings Road.

FRA general manager network operations and maintenance Aram Goes says the sites were programmed in the 2017/2018 road renewals programme for full pave­ment rehabilitation because of the deteriorating condition of the ex­isting pavement.

These sections of the Kings Road included Nausori Town to Verata Wailevu Village stretch and the Naimasimasi Village, Naiborebore Village through to Waidalice cor­ridor.

A total of 9.9kilometres was up­graded upon completion of the re­habilitation works.

“Pavement investigation and test­ing was conducted prior to the road works for which the contractor and FRA engineers came up with a pavement design, which was im­plemented during the construction phase of these projects,” Mr Goes said.

He said work started towards the end of September 2017, and took a little more than five months to com­plete.

The project was successfully car­ried out by FRA and its mainte­nance contractor, Fulton Hogan Hiways JV.

“These rehabilitation works in­clude the removal of high shoulder to prevent water from ponding on the road edge, clearing of existing drains, remove and replace existing seal and base material with import­ed crushed rock, stabilisation of the existing pavement and surfac­ing, which included a two-coat chip seal, installation of roads humps along village frontages and asphalt surfacing for bus bay areas and ma­jor intersections.”

With the new and improved road surface, Mr Goes said the travel­ling public that frequently use the Nausori Town to Korovou Town corridor could now enjoy vastly im­proved travel time and a better and safer driving surface.

Source: Fiji Roads Authority

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