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Maintenance Benefits Settlement

Josefa Veibose of Kalekana settlement in Lami says their road is now receiving much-needed attention from Fulton Hogan Hiways (FFH). FHH is working under the Fiji Roads Authority maintenance programme
14 Feb 2017 11:00
Maintenance Benefits  Settlement
Fulton Hogan Hiways crew upgrades Kalekana Road in Lami. Photo: Fulton Hogan Hiways

Josefa Veibose of Kalekana settlement in Lami says their road is now receiving much-needed attention from Fulton Hogan Hiways (FFH).

FHH is working under the Fiji Roads Authority maintenance programme to provide access to the Central, Northern and the Eastern Divisions.

The work on the 830-metre stretch at Kalekana Road, just after Lami Town, involves improving the existing drainage.

The construction new water channels is place with the installation of new culverts and V-drains.

Also under construction is a pavement in preparation for a two-coat seal application.

A turning circle will be constructed at the end of the road enabling vehicles to turn round.

Mr Veibose said the road had been so bad that taxis were reluctant to enter and it was not road-worthy enough for buses to navigate through.

“It has been a struggle to walk every day including school children who walk to the main road to get on the buses.

“I’m glad to see Fulton Hogan Hiways upgrading the road,” he said.

“Prior to the upgrade, a downpour would transform the road into a slippery stretch and this causes some students to stay home.

“Now we are so relieved knowing that after the road upgrade we hope to be able to convince the bus company to provide services to us,” he said.

FHH Engineer Richa Vandhana said, the upgrade would make it easier for residents to travel safely and in comfort.

More than 1000 people residing in and around Kalekana Settlement would benefit from this road maintenance project.

It will take up to approximately one month to complete.

 

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