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Upgrade on for Gladstone Road

The Fiji Roads Authority (FRA) is launching another road upgrading project in Central Suva with work that started on Gladstone Road from last night. FRA GM Network Operations and Maintenance
12 Aug 2017 16:07
Upgrade on for Gladstone Road
Gladstone Road runs from the Victoria Parade junction at the iTaukei Land Trust Board to the top end of Albert Park Pavilion and Grounds at the Cakobau Road junction. Photo: Fiji Roads Authority

The Fiji Roads Authority (FRA) is launching another road upgrading project in Central Suva with work that started on Gladstone Road from last night.

FRA GM Network Operations and Maintenance Aram Goes said that the road upgrading work forms part of the 2017-2018 Road Renewal Programme that was aimed at renewing the lifecycle of roads.

Mr Goes said the upgrade involved major water main construction work to replace the ageing infrastructure under Gladstone Road.

“The joint collaboration between FRA and Water Authority of Fiji (WAF) will see many more inter-agency coordination efforts on road projects going into the future,” Mr Goes said.

“This ensures that we fix the underlying infrastructure before we seal the road.

“It also protects the integrity and quality of our road infrastructure and minimises the need to dig up the road once it is done.

“On Gladstone road the team will be laying and commissioning a new WAF water main and this work will be carried out mostly at night.”

Mr Goes said the night work would result in intermittent road closures and requested for the public’s understanding as the area would be under traffic control management with road closures bound to take place as and when required.

“The public will see that a lot of road works are taking place at the moment and we are trying to seize the opportunity to get them out before the rainy season hits us in November,” Mr Goes said.

“Therefore motorists please use alternative routes to get around if you do not want to encounter waiting time.”

The work that is happening on Gladstone Road ties in with the work happening along Queen Elizabeth Drive with sections of Denison Road and the remaining portion of Cakobau Road to be upgraded in the near future as well.

Members of the public can contact the Fiji Roads Authority on 5720 if they have any queries.

Source: Fiji Roads Authority


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