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Six poorest roads in Suva to undergo repairs urgently

December 16, 2019 4:37 pm

Six of most dilapidated roads in the greater Suva area are going to receive emergency rehabilitation.

They were to be fixed under the Suva Road Upgrading Project, but because the contractor was terminated the Fiji Roads Authority has put these roads on a priority list.

FRA Chief Executive Jonathan Moore says once complete, the roads should last at least 20 years.

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“Ratu Mara Road in Nabua, that’s where we will start first. Ratu Sukuna road, Brown Street, Milverton Road, Waimanu Road and Amy Street. Those are the most severely deteriorated arterial roads in the city so they will be dealt with first.”

These roads according to the FRA are beyond repair and patchworks.

Work is likely to begin by February and be completed by October.

“I can’t have these roads go through another wet season. We’re in one now, we’ll survive through routine maintenance but I’m concerned that if we go through another wet season there will be some serious deterioration.”

Also on the priority list is Foster Road in Walu Bay which not only has utilities but fuel lines as well.

Changes will be noticeable towards the end of 2020.

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