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Construction Work Begins On Nasese Bridge

Fiji Roads Authority said the road will be widened to accommodate bicycle lanes, running lane and carparks.
23 Jan 2020 09:43
Construction Work Begins On Nasese Bridge
Construction work at the Nasese bridge on January 22, 2020. Photo: Shalveen Chand

Construction work on the Nasese Bridge along Queen Elizabeth Drive has begun.

Nasese bridge was built almost 80 years ago.

Fiji Roads Authority said the road will be widened to accommodate bicycle lanes, running lane and carparks.

FRA said a decision on what the finished Queen Elizabeth Drive would look like would be finalised soon.

In the meantime, FRA is requesting motorists and pedestrians to be mindful of the works.

The road is used by many not only to commute. It has been used as an exercise route and a favourite picnic stop.

Suva and Lami special administrator team chair Isikeli Tikoduadua said the work would improve a very important facility.

Parvez Raj uses the route for morning run. He said he enjoys the clean early morning sea breeze and the scenery.

“I am for the work. I just hope that the works doesn’t affect my morning run,” he said.

Drivers who use the road said they looked forward to the road work.

Timoci Vaka, a taxi driver, said: “Have you seen the condition of some of the places along Queen Elizabeth Drive. I hope it gets repaired soon.”

Nasese resident, Mereani Radini said she hoped authorities installs speed cameras as the Queen Elizabeth Drive to monitor the speed rate along the road.

Meanwhile, FRA also stated that the new bridge would be similar to the Fletcher Road bridge.

Edited by Selita Bolanavanua

Feedback: shalveen.chand@fijisun.com.fj



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