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Nakorotari Crossing Almost Complete, Designed To Last 100 Years

He said the Nakorotari Crossing was designed to last a hundred years. It is 7.32m wide, allowing for a two-lane traffic and a 1.5m-wide footpath.
30 Nov 2019 15:14
Nakorotari Crossing Almost Complete, Designed To Last 100 Years
The Nakorotari Crossing still under construction. Photos: FRA

Works on the new Nakorotari Crossing in Labasa is nearing completion.

The crossing is built over the Labasa River, approximately 12 kilometres south-east of Labasa Town, in the Province of Macuata.

The Fiji Roads Authority chief executive officer, Jonathan Moore, said the crossing was an important link over the Labasa River, which connected the Nakorotari Road to the Siberia Road.

He said the Nakorotari Crossing was designed to last a hundred years. It is 7.32m wide, allowing for two-lane traffic and a 1.5m-wide footpath.

“The structure is piled and made up of precast concrete box cells, which were easily erected once the concrete slab had reached the required strength to take the load. The inverted U shaped box panels are sitting in the rebate of the slab and it is also bolted down with stainless steel brackets and bolts. Fin walls on the upstream are provided to trap any river debris, which can be easily removed following major storms,” he said.

The Fiji Roads Authority chief executive officer, Jonathan Moore (middle), in the Northern Division.

The Fiji Roads Authority chief executive officer, Jonathan Moore (middle), in the Northern Division.

All works are anticipated to be completed by December, weather permitting.

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