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Works Finalised On Davuilevu Farm Road

Excavation works have provided a permanent solution to the stability of the Davuilevu Farm Road culverts. They were damaged during a major washout in December last year, affecting up to
11 May 2017 11:00
Works Finalised On Davuilevu Farm Road

Excavation works have provided a permanent solution to the stability of the Davuilevu Farm Road culverts.

They were damaged during a major washout in December last year, affecting up to 150 households.

Fulton Hogan Hiways (FHH) is working under the Fiji Roads Authority to improve road access to the Central, Northern and Eastern divisions.

The farm road, which begins along the Kings Highway, a few hundred metres from the Nakasi business centre, was closed from 8pm on April 29 to 5pm the next day for the work to be carried out.

Sanjesh Prasad, FHH special projects engineer on site, said the reinstatement had begun in March.

It was discovered that the existing butt joint culverts had been dislodged and would require additional work.

“As a result, the crew prepared temporary bedding, laid in pipes and backfilled the affected road segment to quickly allow resumption of road access back in March,” Mr Prasad said.

“This work will see the completion of the proper reinstatement of the culverts.”

Following the culvert repairs, he said, a concrete deck will be installed over the crossing, turning it into an Irish Crossing, which will hopefully provide an access that will better withstand overflowing in the future.

In addition, a barrier will be installed to prevent rubbish from flowing into and clogging the culverts which, as Mr Prasad said, should help prevent flooding and erosion of the road segment.

“The residents along Davuilevu Road should now have uninterrupted road access, even during periods of intense rainfall,” he added.

 



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