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18 Months, Weather Permitting: FRA Chief On Works In Walu Bay

Fiji Roads Authority chief ex­ecutive officer Kamal Pras­ad said road works current­ly taking place along Foster Road, Walu bay will likely take another 18 months to complete.
15 Oct 2022 17:48
18 Months, Weather Permitting: FRA Chief On Works In Walu Bay
The road works along Foster Road in Walu Bay on October 14, 2022. Photo: Ronald Kumar

Fiji Roads Authority chief ex­ecutive officer Kamal Pras­ad said road works current­ly taking place along Foster Road, Walu bay will likely take another 18 months to complete.

Mr Prasad contractors were do­ing service relocations whereby all the drainage, electrical and tel­ecommunication cables would be placed underground.

 

He said they were digging up everything, putting them outside and shifting the carriage way for drainage pipes to go through.

“All the fibers and telecommu­nication cables are going under­ground, nothing will be on top anymore along the road,” he said.

 

“EFL work is a little bit delayed, the plan is to remove all the posts and make sure that everything is going underground.

“It begins from the Walu Bay Bridge to the Reservoir road roundabout.”

 

He added that the four lane road is expected to go right up until Na­donumai.

“It is going to take another 18 months because we will also du­plicate the bridge as well in Tama­vua-i-Wai. It is going to take some time.

 

“A lot of work is going on there and we are seeking the under­standing of the public that traffic at the area will be affected most of the time.

“The rainy weather will also im­pact us from November to April. We will continue to work to try and get the project finished.”

 

Story By: inoke.rabonu@fijisun.com.fj



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