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FRA to prioritize well on road construction projects this year

January 28, 2018 7:02 pm

The Fiji Roads Authority says it will ensure there’s better planning and design on how reconstruction projects will be implemented this year.

Chief Executive Jonathan Moore says they have learnt from the mistakes of his predecessors when too many construction work is done at one time.

Moore says they plan to schedule work in a way that will avoid traffic congestion.

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“Frankly one of the biggest issues was that too much was bitten off a year ago. I think people tried to do too much at the same time frame, whilst that was probably a good thing to do from a delivering a projects point of view, it do a great deal of favors for the people around Suva in particular. So the challenge of not congesting is the major challenge.”

Moore recently revealed that FRA took on so many road construction projects last year that caused massive traffic disruptions and congestion in a number of areas.

He says this is one of the area they will focus on this year and prioritise the workload they take on.

Meanwhile, in April, the FRA under phase two of the Suva Arterial Road Upgrade Project will undertake the reconstruction of 21 roads in Suva which is expected to take 18 to 24 months to complete.

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