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Central Division Road Maintenance Continues

  Fiji Roads Authority (FRA) is continuing maintenance of roads in the Central Division to improve the standards of the road network. FRA Maintenance Works Manager Aram Goes says, “We
18 Jul 2016 07:56
Central Division Road Maintenance Continues
Road Maintenance in Progress

 

Fiji Roads Authority (FRA) is continuing maintenance of roads in the Central Division to improve the standards of the road network.

FRA Maintenance Works Manager Aram Goes says, “We are targeting areas of historic high spend for reoccurring potholes will not only save Fiji money in the long run, but also provide a smoother, less disruptive journey to the motorists.

“Works include repainting road markings, sealed road repairs, pothole patching, and also filling of the very low and uneven shoulders along the edges of sealed roads.”

He said the low shoulder filling works would improve road user safety, should any errant vehicle stray from the sealed surface, and make roadside parking more comfortable.

“The sealed road repairs being carried out will help prolong the life of the roads by preventing them from premature deterioration,” Mr Goes said.

“Some of the ongoing works are on Cunningham Road, McGregor Road, Princes Road, Queen Elizabeth Drive and Ratu Dovi Road.”

Mr Goes said FRA appreciated the public’s concerns about other roads and streets that were currently in poor condition with bumpy surfaces.

“The FRA has a plan for all these roads with major rehabilitation projects in the pipeline,” he said.

“To the road user it probably seems frustrating that some poor sections remain relatively untouched, compared to other areas where we are carrying our maintenance repairs.  It’s not affordable to simply repair every failure in areas known for future rehabilitation in the coming year.

“The practice of carrying out limited, cost-effective maintenance repairs in sites planned for full rehabilitation is better use of available budgets.”

He said protecting and maintaining the roads that were still in good condition are essential if they want to stop the deterioration of the rest of the road network.

“The FRA thanks the road users for their patience and understanding as we continue with the maintenance works to keep the roads safe and improving condition.”

Source: Fiji Roads Authority

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