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Low level crossings critical for Fiji highways

February 17, 2018 12:35 am

Low level crossings are critical to the highway networks around the country.

This was highlighted by Fiji Roads Authority Jonathan Moore adding they have received complaints from the public following recent flash flooding in low lying crossings.

He says it’s not practical to replace all low-level crossings with bridges at a higher level because in doing so approach ramp and roads will need to be realigned which can cause worsened flood conditions.

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He says low level crossings allow floating debris to pass over the crossing without causing damage and the crossing can be used again after flood waters subside.

Moore says the FRA will complete a flood root-cause assessment at the end of this month which will inform on future decisions in regards to repair, upgrade and replacement of low level crossings.

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