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20km of Rabi roads scheduled for upgrade

The Fiji Roads Authority contractor Fulton Hogan Depot will be sending heavy equipment to Rabi Island for two months to upgrade the 20 km of the road network that serves the island. Fulton Hogan Depot Manager, Samson Nabete said the roads had deteriorated primarily because of high waves and spring tides. NABETE:”The ocean has taken its toll, narrowing the […]

Nacanieli Tuilevuka

July 31, 2016 8:03 am

The Fiji Roads Authority contractor Fulton Hogan Depot will be sending heavy equipment to Rabi Island for two months to upgrade the 20 km of the road network that serves the island.

Mother and children celebrate the upgrading of the road. (FHH)
Mother and children celebrate the upgrading of the road.
(FHH)

Fulton Hogan Depot Manager, Samson Nabete said the roads had deteriorated primarily because of high waves and spring tides.

NABETE:”The ocean has taken its toll, narrowing the roads because of erosion as well as creating a patchwork of potholes. We will strengthen and widen the roads and repair the seawalls. This will better protect the roads from the damaging sea.”

The work will involve the grading, gravelling and compaction of the roads, installation of one culvert, the rebuilding of 5 seawalls, reinstating of 6 wash- outs and cleaning and clearing of 8 kilometres of drainage.

Nabete said the 2,000 residents who live in the three villages and two settlements on the 66.3 square km island would see significant benefits from the road improvements.

NABETE:”With our work the roads will provide better access to Rabi schools, health centers and range of businesses and will be safer for motorists for sometime to come.”

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