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Potholes Remain A Challenge For Fulton Hogan Hiways

Fulton Hogan Hiways is contracted under the Fiji Roads Authority to provide road maintance for the Central and Northern Divisions. Up to 23 Fulton Hogan Hiways crews have been  focused
13 Jan 2017 11:00
Potholes Remain A Challenge For Fulton Hogan Hiways
Fulton Hogan Hiways crew repair potholes in the Central Division. Photo: Fulton Hogan Hiways

Fulton Hogan Hiways is contracted under the Fiji Roads Authority to provide road maintance for the Central and Northern Divisions.

Up to 23 Fulton Hogan Hiways crews have been  focused in the Central Division on repairing the “substantial increase in potholes, a primary result of the Tropical Depression 04F, combined with recent inclement weather,” according to FHH operations and maintenance manager, Patrick Keenan.

TD04F dumped approximately a metre of rain over Suva, Nausori and surrounding areas that caused substantial damage to the roads.

FHH is contracted under the Fiji Roads Authority to provide road maintance for the Central and Northern Divisions.

Mr Keenan said that some of the crew begin their working day at 4am “so they can do much of their maintenance works on higher volume roads before heavy traffic begins.”

The backlog of areas needing pothole repair has decreased with the increase in resources,” said Mr Keenan, “but the conditions are still very challenging as some potholes repaired  earlier have not had time to settle. With the further  rain combined with heavy traffic, we  continue to address recent pothole damage as well some of those we have repaired previously.

“Of major importance is for motorists to keep to the 30 kmph speed limit posted around working pothole crews.

“The crew are put in danger by those speeding and driving recklessly.

“Their safety is paramount, so we urge all motorists to drive with caution near the crew,” Mr Keenan concluded.

 

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