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Deep Soft Spots Cause Delay In Tamavua-i-Wai Bridge Works

Works on the new Tamavua-i-Wai Bridge is expected to conclude and be open to the travelling public by the end of this month.
08 Jul 2020 15:04
Deep Soft Spots Cause Delay In Tamavua-i-Wai Bridge Works
Work on the new Tamavua-i-wai Bridge and four lanes continue. Photo: Ronald Kumar.

Works on the new Tamavua-i-Wai Bridge is expected to conclude and be open to the travelling public by the end of this month.

This was the affirmation made by Fiji Roads Authority chief executive officer Jonathan Moore.

He said the authority had targeted to complete works at the end of June to early July this year but there were some anomalies identified during the course of the work.

“We discovered some deep soft-spots in the sub-base of the structure which resulted in a slight realignment,” Mr Moore said.

He said works to rectify the issue was currently being carried out and the authority anticipates works to be completed at the end of the month.

In an earlier interview, Mr Moore had also said that due to unfavourable weather conditions and the restrictions posed by COVID-19 works on the bridge was halted for some time.

The new bridge will be a two lane-reinforced concrete deck bridge.

The new structure is expected to ease traffic movement and at the same time avoid too much inconvenience for the travelling public.

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