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Overloading Damages Dawasamu Road

Major road maintenance is underway to repair 10 kilometres of the Dawasamu Road which had been  damaged by heavy vehicles, says Fulton Hogan Hiways Joint Venture (FHHJV) rural east manager,
17 Feb 2016 10:30
Overloading Damages Dawasamu Road

Major road maintenance is underway to repair 10 kilometres of the Dawasamu Road which had been  damaged by heavy vehicles, says Fulton Hogan Hiways Joint Venture (FHHJV) rural east manager, Blair Reid.

In some instances, he said, these vehicles were considered to be heavily overloaded.

Mr Reid said the road was in such a poor condition that some carriers and buses had to be towed out after getting stuck in deep holes created by these vehicles.

He said significant work was now in place to strengthen the road against heavily loaded vehicles.

Work includes grading, as well as spot metalling, drainage and clearing shoulders on various damaged sites.

The Dawasamu Road is 32km long from Korovou to the village of Barotu where it connects with the Kings Road.

The first 10km of the road services two villages, six settlements and Queen Victoria School (QVS). FHHJV is working closely with the Fiji Roads Authority (FRA) to address damage caused by overloaded vehicles.

 

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