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Flooding Issue Addressed For Dravo Residents

Constant flash flooding during torrential rains will now be a thing of the past for residents living along Dravo Road in Tailevu. Fiji Roads Authority (FRA) is currently addressing the
08 Nov 2018 10:42
Flooding Issue Addressed For Dravo Residents
Fulton Hogan Hiways ensures safe traffic management during the work on Dravo Road. Photo: Fiji Roads Authority

Constant flash flooding during torrential rains will now be a thing of the past for residents living along Dravo Road in Tailevu.

Fiji Roads Authority (FRA) is currently addressing the issue by clearing drains and blocked culverts along the road and opening up outlets to the nearby river.

About 7.5 kilometres of drainage work is taking place along Dravo Road. It is located off Ratu Kadavulevu Road, 10 kilometres from Nausori Town towards the Bau Landing.

Vuniani Ranatora, 50, a resident living along Dravo Road said he and the more than 200 residents, relied on the road for daily access.

“I am grateful to see that the FRA and Fulton Hogan Hiways (FHH) are now working on addressing the drainage issue,” he said.

“When it floods, taxis and four-wheel drive vehicles are reluctant to cross the flooded road so school children, farmers and residents have to walk in the flood waters.”

Residents in the area have been urged to help keep the drains clean by not dumping rubbish into them.

The drainage work is expected to be completed by early November.

Source: Fiji Roads Authority

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