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Roadworks Completed on Various Sections in Naitasiri

Fiji Roads Authority (FRA) has completed roadworks on various sections in Naitasiri improving access and safety for thousands. FRA General Manager Central Division Aram Goes says these sites were programmed
18 Aug 2018 11:00
Roadworks Completed on Various Sections in Naitasiri
Fiji Roads Authority General Manager Central Aram Goes and Works Inspector Meli Tawakece at the new sealed road through Navurevure Village. Photo: Fiji Roads Authority

Fiji Roads Authority (FRA) has completed roadworks on various sections in Naitasiri improving access and safety for thousands.

FRA General Manager Central Division Aram Goes says these sites were programmed for up­grade works to provide more reliable all-weather access and improve journey times to these populated and frequently trav­elled communities in the Naita­siri Province.

“These works targeted specific hill sections that were difficult to access by buses, along with school frontages and several sur­rounding villages to treat dust nuisance, improving the living conditions and overall wellbeing of these communities,” Mr Goes said.

He said in total 4.3km of new sealed road was constructed.

“These unsealed sections of road were first widened, reshaped and properly drained. Then we rebuilt these roads with new gravel mate­rials and cement stabilised this to strengthen the pavement structure.

“A two coat seal was applied to the stabilised pavement to provide wa­ter proofing, provide good traction for vehicles and eliminate dust.”

Mr Goes said drainage works in­volved improving existing under-road culverts and driveway drain­age systems to properly divert the road surface run-off away from the road carriageway.

“Significant rock protection works were also carried out to protect roadside embankments from flood damage in locations where larger waterways cross under the road.”

Mr Goes said: “These upgraded road surfaces will significantly assist buses and vehicles ascend and descend these steep sections of road during all weather condi­tions.”

This is part of the FRA 2017-2018 Renewals Programme by the Maintenance Works Depart­ment.

Source: Fiji Roads Authority

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