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Road works continue in the Central division

The Fiji Roads Authority (FRA) is continuing maintenance of roads in the Central Division to improve the standards of the road network. In a statement, FRA Maintenance Works Manager Mr Aram Goes said targeting areas of historic high spend for reoccurring potholes will not only save Fiji money in the long run but also provide a […]

Nacanieli Tuilevuka

July 18, 2016 9:36 am

The Fiji Roads Authority (FRA) is continuing maintenance of roads in the Central Division to improve the standards of the road network.

Fiji Roads Authority's Maintenance Works Manager, Mr. Aram Goes
Fiji Roads Authority’s Maintenance Works Manager Mr Aram Goes. (FRA)

In a statement, FRA Maintenance Works Manager Mr Aram Goes said targeting areas of historic high spend for reoccurring potholes will not only save Fiji money in the long run but also provide a smoother, less disruptive journey to the motorists.

GOES: “Works include repainting road markings, sealed road repairs, pothole patching, and also filling of the very low and uneven shoulders along the edges of sealed roads.”

Some of the ongoing works are on Cunningham Road, McGregor Road, Princess Road, Queen Elizabeth Drive and Ratu Dovi Road.

He said the low shoulder filling works will improve road user safety, should any errant vehicle stray from the sealed surface, and make roadside parking more comfortable.

GOES: “The sealed road repairs being carried out will help prolong the life of the roads by preventing them from premature deterioration.”

Mr Goes said FRA appreciates the public’s concerns about other roads and streets that are currently in poor condition with very bumpy surfaces.

GOES: “The FRA has a plan for all these roads with major rehabilitation projects in the pipeline.To the road user it probably seems frustrating that some poor sections remain relatively untouched, compared to other areas where we are carrying our maintenance repairs.”

He said it is not affordable to simply repair every failure in areas known for future rehabilitation in the coming year.

GOES: “The practice of carrying out limited, cost-effective maintenance repairs in sites planned for full rehabilitation is better use of available budgets.”

Mr Goes said protecting and maintaining the roads that are still in good condition is essential if they want to stop the deterioration of the rest of the road network.

The FRA has a plan for all these roads with major rehabilitation projects in the pipeline.

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