Seven road rehab project in Suva completed
July 7, 2018 7:25 pm
Around seven roadwork in Suva have been completed to improve traffic flow and safety in the capital city.
The city street improvements include, Denison Road, Ratu Cakobau Road, Kimberly Street, Raojibhai Patel Street, Vishnu Deo, Marlow Street and Ellery Street.
FRA’s General Manager Central Division Aram Goes says these projects have resulted in a high quality and durable road surface finish that makes the roads smoother to drive.
He says work included repairing footpaths, removing and replacing kerbs and channels, improve line marking and erecting proper standard signs.
He says the improved road will provide a more comfortable and safer journey to the motorists, with more visible signage and road markings.
Goes adds their main aim is to remove the badly deformed surface which has deteriorated due to their age and the high stress of so many vehicles driving in and around the city.
This is in conjunction with the new inner city traffic lane changes that are currently being prepared.
Other inner city streets planned for similar improvements includes Pratt Street, Selbourne Street, Malcolm Street, Joske Street, Murray Street and Forster Street.
Goes says Suva has some of the oldest roads and streets and has the highest population, making the city center deserving of this upgrading investment.
This was part of FRA’s Accelerated Sealed Road repair programme that recently saw the completion of significant upgrades on Princes Road from Tacirua to the Fiji School of Medicine.
Other roads targeted for Accelerated Sealed Road repairs in 2018/19 include Khalsa Road, Mead Road at Princes Road junction, and Fletcher Road from Rifle Range to Karsanji Street.