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Work on Tamavua-I-Wai Bridge in early stages

January 22, 2019 7:21 am

Work on the Tamavua-I-Wai Bridge in Lami is still in its early stages says Fiji Roads Authority chief executive, Jonathan Moore.

Moore says a lot of people are thinking that they should be seeing a new bridge appearing but it doesn’t work that way.

He says the Tamavua-I-Wai Bridge is a design built contract, so the first few months include the designing, the contractual arrangements, and investigation.

Moore says since it includes a lot of investigation, no physical work will be carried out on the bridge until April.

The chief executive also explained the process that will be followed to build the bridge.

“The existing bridge will be staying and used until the new bridge is build and finished – that is the end of this year – then we take away the existing bridge in a few years’ time through a few arrangements we’ve got with JICA – we will put a new bridge in there and that would mean the four-lane bridge – two, two-lane bridges – so that will make the four-lane bridge we need for that section of the road.”

The Tamavua-i-Wai Bridge outside Suva is a major link between the capital city and Lami.