Lessons learnt after taking on too much: FRA
January 25, 2018 5:07 am
The Fiji Roads Authority has revealed that too much work was taken on in 2017 which led to massive traffic disruptions and congestion in a number of areas.
CEO Jonathan Moore says they’ve learnt from the mistakes of his predecessors and will ensure that going forward there’s better planning and design on how their reconstruction projects are implemented.
“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 favours for the people around Suva in particular. So the challenge of not congesting is the major challenge.”
In April, the FRA under phase two of the Suva Arterial Road Upgrade Project (SARUP II) will undertake the reconstruction of 21 roads in Suva which is expected to take 18 to 24 months to complete.
In addition, around 30 bridges across the country have being placed on the priority list to be worked on over the next two to three years.
Moore says they’re also undertaking a proper traffic study which will assist them with future projects and limiting traffic disruptions.