Planned road work for the Central Division
May 2, 2019 7:19 am
The Fiji Roads Authority will be working continuously to bring the road condition under control.
FRA Chief Executive Jonathan Moore says deterioration in many areas following the prolonged period of heavy rainfall has resulted in inevitable potholes.
Moore says in many locations the deterioration has worsened that they can no longer maintain the serviceable road through pothole repairs and will now have to carry out sectional carriageway repairs.
Moore says FRA cannot carry out sectional carriageway repairs on the worst affected areas along Kings Road from the Rewa Bridge to Nakasi, as this would result in even worse congestion and disruption that is currently being experienced.
He says that they have directed contractors to reconstruct the pavement at the Rewa Bridge approach roundabout and to carry out improvement work on Kings Road between Nakasi and Vishnu Deo Road.
He says work on the four-lane project on Kings Road, Suva, between the Rewa Bridge and 9-Miles is still on track to end in June and once these works complete, they will be shifting their focus to the Princes Road, where severely damaged sections will be completely renewed.
This work is planned to start in July.
Moore says that during the carriageway repairs on the worst sections of the Princes Road they will be closing the most affected sections to carry out resurfacing works.
He adds they will maintain two-way traffic for local access wherever possible and commuters into Suva will be encouraged to use the Kings Road.
Work on carriageway replacement along Princes Road is expected to be complete by October this year.
Once work has been completed on Princes Road the team will move to Ratu Dovi Road to carry out similar work on the most severely damaged locations.
Moore says the FRA will also be carrying out emergency sectional carriageway repairs on severely affected portions of Ratu Mara Road.