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Napuka Road, Seawall Repaired

Those travelling Napuka Road often face the dangers of surging waves and rising tides unimpeded by a damaged seawall, says Solomone Nabete, Fulton Hogan Hiways’ Savusavu depot supervisor. He said
12 Aug 2015 10:49
Napuka Road, Seawall Repaired

Those travelling Napuka Road often face the dangers of surging waves and rising tides unimpeded by a damaged seawall, says Solomone Nabete, Fulton Hogan Hiways’ Savusavu depot supervisor.
He said in addition to the threat posed by the seawall, they also experienced a deteriorating road that had not been maintained for more than ten years.
But for the 2800 residents of Rabi, who use Karoko Village as their landing, and those living in the district of Tunuloa, Napuka Road is the main connecting road
to Savusavu and to Police and health centres. It is located 75kilometres from Savusavu.
Mr Nabete said the Fulton Hogan Hiways crew first repaired the seawall raising it by ‘almost a metre’ from its previous level.
In addition the crew also cleared drainage, graded and raised the 32-kilometre road and from 4.5 metres to six metres.
“There was urgency in addressing the damaged seawall and road. Our work
has made the road safer and ensured that buses, taxis and carriers can now travel, providing open access to schools, health centres, Police posts and markets,” Mr Nabete said.
Maintaining seawalls and bridges is a major part of Fulton Hogan
Hiways responsibilities under the Northern area maintenance contract they hold with the Fiji Roads Authority.
Fulton Hogan Hiways
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