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FRA Trying To Fix Most Severely Deteriorated Roads In The Capital

The Fiji Roads Authority (FRA) acknowledges the concerns regarding the adverse road conditions in Suva.
06 Mar 2020 11:21
FRA Trying To Fix Most Severely Deteriorated Roads In The Capital
Drivers had to manoeuvre over poorly patched potholes at Amy Street in Suva on March 3, 2020. Photo: Ronald Kumar

The Fiji Roads Authority (FRA) acknowledges the concerns regarding the adverse road conditions in Suva.

“We are aware of the condition of the most severely deteriorated roads and are taking steps to rectify the situation,” the authority said in a statement.

“Regrettably the necessary termination of the Suva Arterial Road Upgrading Project 2 (SARUP 2) contract has delayed our reconstruction programme by approximately 15 months.

“In recognition of this, five roads have been removed from the scope of the retender for SARUP 2 and will be fully reconstructed over the next 12 months.”

These roads are:

Amy Street
Brown Street
Milverton Road
Ratu Mara Road (incl. Nabua Bypass
Waimanu Road

The remaining roads under the SARUP 2 scope are being retendered as four separate contracts.

The work has been split to reduce the construction delivery period for each road and to widen the pool of contractors that can tender for the work. Tenders are being prepared now and the work on site is scheduled to start at the end of 2020, and will be complete early in 2022; work on reconstruction of Ratu Sakuna Road will start early in the SARUP 2 programme.

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