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Major Roadworks Planned In The Central Division

But FRA will maintain two-way traffic for local access wherever possible.
02 May 2019 10:37
Major Roadworks Planned In The Central Division
A file photo of Fiji Roads Authority chief executive officer Jonathan Moore (second from left) with workers at the Nausori-Nakasi Kings Road construction site. Photo: Fiji Roads Authority

Fiji Roads Authority (FRA) chief executive officer Jonathan Moore says now that the weather has improved, they will be working continuously to bring the road condition under control.

Deterioration in many areas following the prolonged period of heavy rainfall has resulted in inevitable potholes.

In many locations the deterioration is so progressed that we can no longer maintain the serviceable road through potholes repairs and we will now have carry out sectional carriageway repairs.

However, we cannot carry out sectional carriageway repairs on the worst affected areas until we have a clear four-lane route along Kings Road from Rewa Bridge to Nakasi.

Because this would result in even worse congestion and disruption that is currently being experienced.

In addition to the four-lane project work between Rewa Bridge and Nakasi the FRA has directed its contractors to reconstruct the asphalt pavement at the Rewa Bridge approach roundabout (Suva-side).

And to carry out improvement on Kings Road between Nakasi Road and Vishnu Deo Road.

He said work on the four lane project on Kings Road, Suva, between Rewa Bridge and Nine Miles was still on track for the end of June and once these works were completed, the FRA would be shifting its focus on to Princes Road, where severely damaged sections will be completely renewed.

This work is envisaged to start in July, in the meantime the FRA will continue to provide maintenance to the road.

Mr Moore said that during the carriageway repairs to the worst sections of the Princes Road they would be closing the worst affected sections of Princes Road in July to carry out resurfacing works.

But FRA will maintain two-way traffic for local access wherever possible.

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Commuters into Suva will be encouraged to use the Kings Road.

Work on carriageway replacement along Princes Road is expected to be complete by October this year.

Once work has been completed on Princes Road the team will move to Ratu Dovi Road to carry out similar work on the most severely damaged locations.

Mr Moore stressed that it was important the public understand that by working on individual roads sequentially the FRA was striving to minimise disruption throughout the city.

Several other locations around Suva have been severely damaged through the recent severe weather and we will continue to repair those affected areas.

The FRA will also be carrying out emergency sectional carriageway repairs on severely affected portions of Ratu Mara Road.

In addition to the sectional carriageway repairs planned along Princes Road and Ratu Dovi Road the Fiji Roads Authority has awarded the SARUP 2 Contract that will see major, full width and full depth, reconstruction works in 17 locations along 15 of the key trafficked roads in Suva.

Members of the public are requested to call the FRA on 5720 (toll free) or send an email to info@fijiroads.org to lodge their concerns or seek feedback about their roads.

Fiji Roads Authority chief executive officer Jonathan Moore with FRA Works Superintendent Lee Doherty at the site visit this morning

Fiji Roads Authority chief executive officer Jonathan Moore with FRA Works Superintendent Lee Doherty at the site visit this morning

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