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Increase In Potholes After Rain, Flooding

The rain and flooding from the recent tropical depression and tropical cyclone Zena has inevitably resulted in an increase in the number of potholes along the main sealed roads in Fiji. Now
07 Apr 2016 15:21
Increase In Potholes After Rain, Flooding

The rain and flooding from the recent tropical depression and tropical cyclone Zena has inevitably resulted in an increase in the number of potholes along the main sealed roads in Fiji.

Now that the weather has improved we will be working hard to get the pothole situation under control again. This is likely to take up to two weeks and we ask all drivers to take extra care while using the roads.

“Our contractors, Higgins and Fulton Hogan Highways will start pothole patching as soon as practical” Rory Garland, FRA Acting CEO said.

He said the unsealed road also suffered lot of damage in the Western Division as

there are extensive washouts of gravel and drainage blockages.

“Some of these roads may not be currently suitable for bus at this stage and Higgins will start repair works on these bus routes from tomorrow.”

Mr Garland said it will take approximately two weeks to get all these bus routes open again.

Meanwhile, some of the major crossing approaches in Rakiraki, Ba, Lautoka and Sigatoka have been washed out. Many of these were originally damaged in Tropical Cyclone Winston and the temporary repairs have been damaged by these more recent events.

This will take about two to three weeks to get on top of.

“We are asking people to be patient as the assessments and repair work takes place. This has been an unprecedented period of bad weather from TC Winston through to these more recent events. Despite this, the roads and bridges have generally been opened very quickly, but the network remains fragile.”

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