Road upgrade for Nakoromakawa after 20-years
November 18, 2017 7:09 pm
The poor road conditions of Nakoromakawa Road, outside Nausori, for over 20-years will soon be a thing of the past.
The road will benefit over 40 farmers, who supply yaqona, dalo and vegetables to the Nausori Market, and about 200 villagers.
Nakoromakawa Village headman Mitieli Rokodua says he has been walking all his life and is happy that this will soon come to an end.
Rokodua says there has never been any maintenance to the road and they use to walk every day, even their children walk to school and today he is still walking with his horse and produce.
According to Fulton Hogan Hiways Rewa Depot Manager Suliasi Lesianavanua the upgrade will significantly improve access for farmers, especially in rainy weather.
Lesianavanua says they have cleared high shoulders and cut down overgrown trees, constructed new water channels, opened outlets and prepared the road surface for grading and metaling of the road with an AP 65 aggregate layer.
The overgrown grass has narrowed the road and when it rains it is really slippery and dangerous for villagers.
Nakoromakawa Village is in theTailevu Province and at least 20 kilometres away from Nausori town, off the Kings Road.