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Road Updates: Most roads open

The torrential rain caused by Tropical Depression TD04F resulted in numerous roads around the country being washed out or closed. An interactive map of Fiji’s roads with its current status is available here. Both Queens Road and Kings Road is open to all traffic. Most roads in Rewa, Korovou, Naqali, and Taunovo in the Central […]

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December 22, 2016 8:40 am

The torrential rain caused by Tropical Depression TD04F resulted in numerous roads around the country being washed out or closed.
An interactive map of Fiji’s roads with its current status is available here.

  • Both Queens Road and Kings Road is open to all traffic.
  • Most roads in Rewa, Korovou, Naqali, and Taunovo in the Central Division are now open.
  • Most roads in Rakiraki, Tavua, Nadi in the Western Division are now open
  • Most roads in Labasa, Savusavu and Natua in the Northern Division are now open.
  • Some roads remain closed in the four divisions and impassable at this stage.
  • FRA contractors have started carrying out pothole repairs to get the roads back to a trafficable condition and are working to restore the main arterial routes. Motorists are advised to drive with extreme caution during this time.

December 21:

  • Both Queens Road and Kings Road is open to all traffic.
  • Some roads are still closed in the four divisions and impassable at this stage. We are urging motorists not to drive through water as the depth is hard to gauge.
  • Gau Circular Rd still CLOSED between Nukuloa and Lovu.
  • Nawaikama on Jetty Road is Gau is now opened.
  • Kasavu Landslide, located north of the Kasavu/ Baulevu Road Junction on Kings Road is open to light vehicles only and operating as a single lane with potential for full closure if there are further slips.
  • The Kasavu slip has taken a great portion of the road and it isn’t wide enough to allow larger vehicles including heavy goods vehicles, buses and carriers through at the moment.
  • Increased number of potholes on the road network and the contractors will be carrying out remedial work as soon as the weather clears up. Motorists are advised to drive with extreme caution during this time.

December 20

12.00 PM: 

  • Queens Road is open to all traffic.
  • Kings Road is open to all traffic. There is a partial restriction at Naboulini in Rakiraki.
  • Wailotua Flats and Bucalevu Bridge in Korovou on Kings Road is now open. Extreme caution is required as roads will be very muddy and slippery.
  • Kasavu Landslide, located north of the Kasavu/ Baulevu Road Junction on Kings Road is open to light vehicles only and operating as a single lane with potential for full closure if there are further slips.
  • The Kasavu slip has taken a great portion of the road and it isn’t wide enough to allow larger vehicles including heavy goods vehicles, buses and carriers through at the moment.

8.00 AM:

  • Queens Road is closed at Sigatoka due to flooding.
  • Kings Road is closed at Rakiraki (flood debris being cleared for access this morning), and then still closed by landslide and flooding between Rakiraki and Korovou.
  • Kasavu Landslide, located north of the Kasavu/ Baulevu Road Junction on Kings Road is open to light vehicles only and operating as a single lane with potential for full closure if there are further slips.
  • The Kasavu slip has taken a great portion of the road and it isn’t wide enough to allow larger vehicles including heavy goods vehicles, buses and carriers through at the moment.
  • Nawaikama on Jetty Road in Gau is closed.
  • Some roads in the urban and low-lying areas are still in danger of flooding as rainfall continues in the four divisions.

December 19

12.00 PM:

  • Kings Road is CLOSED. The affected area is between the new Chinese Bridge and the Flying Prince Service station in Rakiraki.
  • Kasavu landslide, located north of the Kasavu/ Baulevu Road Junction on Kings Road is open to light vehicles only and operating as a single lane with potential for full closure if there are further slips.
  • The Kasavu slip site has been under 24-hour observation since yesterday.
  • All of Queens Road OPEN- single lane in places but open to traffic.
  • Some more roads in Rakiraki are closed due to flooding.
  • Waibula Bridge on the North Coastal Road in Taveuni is now open.

11.00AM:

  • Please note that Kings Road is now CLOSED to all traffic due to flooding. The affected area is between the new Chinese Bridge and the Flying Prince Service station.

8.00 AM:

  • The Kings Road is open to traffic but is single lane in some places.  The landslide at Kasavu is being monitored and has a potential for full closure if there are further slips.
  • The  Queens is open to traffic but is single lane in some places
  • Some roads in Rakiraki are still closed
  • Some roads in the Northern Division and Eastern Division are closed.
  • Waibula Bridge on the North Coastal Road in Taveuni is closed.

December 18

4.00 PM:

  • Kings Road, Korovou Town and the Wailotua Flats are now open to motorists.
  • Kasavu Landslide, located north of the Kasavu/ Baulevu Road Junction on Kings Road is under 24-hour monitoring with traffic controllers on site. Currently open to traffic and operating as a single lane with potential for full closure if there are further slips.
  • Queens Road is open – single lane in places but open to traffic.
  • Rain has stopped in West but Rakiraki Town still closed with flooding.
  • In the North, a landslide closed the road from  Nabouwalu to Daria along with the previously reported closures.
  • Taveuni had severe flooding overnight and most roads are closed. Rabi Island roads had several slips reported which closed roads.
  • Access has been restored at Davuilevu Farm Road.
  • Eastern Division – Kade to Navaga, Koro Circular in Koro is closed with alternative access still available from both sides, subject to flooded crossings in between. Awaiting floodwaters to recede.
  • Eastern Division – Movement in some parts of Gau is restricted. Nabuliobo Bridge has its approach washed out and the road to the Jetty at Nawaikama is also inaccessible after a landslide.

12.00 PM:

  • Kings Road is CLOSED due to flooding at Korovou Town, Wailatua and Naqia Bridge (approx. 10km before Nabulini).
  • Kasavu landslide, located north of the Kasavu/ Baulevu Road Junction on Kings Road is under 24-hour monitoring. Currently open to traffic and operating as a single lane with potential for full closure if there are further slips.
  • All of Queens Road is open – single lane in places but open to traffic.

8.00 AM:

  • Kings Rd closed due to flooding at Korovou Town and Wailatua.
  • All of Queens Road Open – single lane in places but open to traffic.
  • Rain has stopped in West, but Rakiraki Town still closed with Flooding.
  • In North, a landslide closed road Nabouwalu to Daria along with previously reported closures due to flooding reported 1600 hrs.
  • Taveuni bad flooding overnight most roads closed. Rabi Island roads several slips reported closing roads there.
  • Access has been restored at Davuilevu Farm Road.
  • Some more roads are now closed in the Central, Northern and Western Division due to surface flooding on some urban and rural roads, however, the main arterial roads.
  • An increased number of potholes on the road network and the contractors will be carrying out remedial work as soon as the weather clears up. Motorists are advised to drive with extreme caution during this time.
  • Eastern Division – Kade to Navaga, Koro Circular in Koro is closed with alternative access still available from both sides. Contractors clearing today.

December 17

4.00 PM:

  • Queens and Kings Road remain open for now.
  • Access has been restored at Davuilevu Farm Road.
  • Some more roads are now closed in the Central and Western Division due to surface flooding on some urban and rural roads, however, the main arterial roads.
  • Queens Road at Veisari is experiencing further slips. A loader is on site to remove the mud. Provided there is no further slip the lane should be open within a few hours.
  • Members of the public are advised to be cautious when accessing side roads and low-lying areas prone to flooding.
  • An increased number of potholes on the road network and the contractors will be carrying out remedial work as soon as the weather clears up. Motorists are advised to drive with extreme caution during this time.
  • Northern Division – Sections of Buca Bay Road, North Coastal Road in Taveuni is now open. Waibula Bridge is underwater.
  • Eastern Division – Kade to Navaga, Koro Circular in Koro is closed with alternative access still available from both sides. Contractors clearing today.

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