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Sawani Feeder Roads Cleared

Life will change for the better for around 100 families that live along the two Latchman feeder roads in Sawani, Naitasiri. Fulton Hogan Hiways has begun clearing the roads, which
08 Sep 2015 10:58
Sawani Feeder Roads Cleared
Years of neglect being addressed at the Latchman feeder roads in Sawani, Naitasiri.. Photo: Fulton Hogan Hiways

Life will change for the better for around 100 families that live along the two Latchman feeder roads in Sawani, Naitasiri.

Fulton Hogan Hiways has begun clearing the roads, which had suffered years of neglect and have deteriorated to being dusty dirt roads that become inaccessible during rainy seasons.

Latchman Hill One and Hill Two Feeder Roads are situated off Princes Road and are a little more than a half-a-kilometre in length.

“The core work we are doing there is drainage and gravelling,” said Fulton Hogan Hiways rural east supervisor Iliesa Tuikenatabua.

“Weather-permitting, we should start new road aggregate gravelling by Friday,” he said.

For the small farming community that lives in the area, some members live more than a kilometre inland and the feeder roads are their only access to the main road.

They use it to take their produce to the market, go to work and school.

Mr Tuikenatabua said locals, who had initially settled the area over 20 years ago, constructed both roads.

Maintaining the road network is a major part of the Fulton Hogan Hiways’ responsibilities under the Central/Eastern area maintenance contract they hold with the Fiji Roads Authority.

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