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Safety concerns on Reservoir Road works

With the extensive rehabilitation of Reservoir Road currently being carried out concerns have been raised about the way motorists are travelling through the worksite.  Fulton Hogan Hiways Joint Venture, Operations Manager, Phil Tombs said road users are urged to be tolerant in the evening while construction work is underway. Tombs said it is a great […]

Peni Shute

February 6, 2016 11:39 am

With the extensive rehabilitation of Reservoir Road currently being carried out concerns have been raised about the way motorists are travelling through the worksite. 

Fulton Hogan Hiways Joint Venture, Operations Manager, Phil Tombs said road users are urged to be tolerant in the evening while construction work is underway. Tombs said it is a great danger to his crew when motorists do not observe the road signs and speed limits.

Drivers urged to slowdown through road construction sites at Reservoir road. PHOTO: FHHJV
Drivers urged to slow down through road construction sites at Reservoir Road.
PHOTO: FHHJV

The worksite is clearly identified and set out with road signs urging caution, but this is ignored by some. For the safety of our work crews and the travelling public, everyone needs to observe the signs and the speed limits.

Mr. Tombs said they would be working on the two-kilometre road over the next ten nights, with heavy machinery on site.

We will be digging out the existing material with the use of the milling machine and then the foamed bitumen

The worksite is clearly identified and set out with road signs urging caution, but this is ignored by some. For the safety of our work crews and the travelling public, everyone needs to observe the signs and the speed limits.”

The FHHJV crew will be working on the two-kilometre road over the next ten nights, with heavy machinery on site.

We will be digging out the existing material with the use of the milling machine and then the foamed bitumen stablisation crew from New Zealand will do the stablising before the sealing work takes place.

Fulton Hogan Highways is working closely with the Fiji Roads Authority (FRA) to increase motorists’ safety awareness around road worksites.

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