Transportation

Major restoration of Kings Road nears completion

Major remediation work by Fulton Hogan Hiways Joint Venture (FHHJV) is making a difference to the Kings Road, north of Korovou Township. The sections of Kings Road undergoing road works include the recently completed Verata straight as well as the sites of the Naiborebore and Kasavu slips. The work includes the construction of batters, or […]

Peni Shute

February 2, 2016 2:56 pm

Major remediation work by Fulton Hogan Hiways Joint Venture (FHHJV) is making a difference to the Kings Road, north of Korovou Township.

The sections of Kings Road undergoing road works include the recently completed Verata straight as well as the sites of the Naiborebore and Kasavu slips.

The major slip at Kasavu moves closer to repair. PHOTO: FHHJV
The major slip at Kasavu moves closer to repair.
PHOTO: FHHJV

The work includes the construction of batters, or earth slopes, on the downslope from the road, using material from the slip as fill.

Once the batters are complete, the new section of road will be constructed and aligned, closer to them.

At Kasavu, the slip last year resulted in the loss of half of the road when a section became waterlogged and slipped down the hill. To ensure that there would be no further slippage at the site, seven trucks making several trips a day, have transported approximately 12,000m³ of fill material from Naiborebore to Kasavu.

Fulton Hogan Hiways has removed a major portion of the hill to return the Kings Road to its previous level. PHOTO: FHHJV
Fulton Hogan Hiways has removed a major portion of the hill to return the
Kings Road to its previous level.
PHOTO: FHHJV

We intend to interrupt traffic as little as possible, although keeping the construction area safe is our first priority. “I advise motorists to follow the traffic management put in place, both for their safety and for the safety of the contractors working on the site. Motorists tend to neglect the temporary traffic management signs, especially in regards to their speed while passing through the construction sites.

A release statement by Pacific Reach Limited stated, Project Engineer FHHJV, Wian Cadle said that during the work at the Naiborebore slip they had to divert the traffic twice, with the initial temporary road being diverted once the top of the road was excavated. In the second diversion, traffic was diverted to a level and alignment similar to the original pre-slip Kings Road.

FHHJV works closely with the Fiji Roads Authority to provide road maintenance in the Central/Eastern and Northern Divisions.

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