Delay in project due to complexity says FRA
December 6, 2018 7:25 am
The Fiji Roads Authority says the Suva Arterial Road Upgrading Project 2 is being delayed due to its complexity
The Fiji Roads Authority says the Suva Arterial Road Upgrading Project 2 is being delayed due to its complexity.
Chief Executive Jonathan Moore says the project was expected to start mid this year but will now start in April, next year.
Moore says they have received tenders and the project will see 19 roads in the greater Suva area re-sealed.
“It is a very complex project and we are doing it in partnership with Asian Development Bank and the World Bank. There is a lot of due diligence to go through, on their behalf and our behalf as well and this has caused a slight delay in the progress. So where we are right now is the tenders have returned and are being reviewed. The recommendations will be going to the various organization before the end of this year.”
These roads include Amy Street, Foster Road, Karsanji Street, Gordon Street, Ratu Mara Road, Ratu Sukuna Road, Rodwell Road, Thomson Street, Waimanu Road, section of the Kings Rd, Augustus Street, Brown Street, Milverton Road, Kula Street, Kaka Street, Brewster Street and Robertson Road.
These roads will have a lifespan of 25 years.
Work is expected to take 18-24 months before completion.