FRA monitors highway situation, ponders solution

The slipped Lomaloma Highway that motorists are concerned about. Picture SERAFINA SILAITOGA

THE lopsided road at Lomaloma, along the Labasa-Seaqaqa-Savusavu Highway is being closely monitored.

The Fiji Roads Authority has confirmed that further works would also be carried out at the site.

FRA chief executive Jonathan Moore said his team was constantly monitoring the area while working on long-term solutions.

“We will be installing subsoil drainage to manage the slip propagation,” he said.

“We are also investigating a long-term solution.

“The diversion around the Lomaloma slip is still open to all traffic on usual single lane setup as of last year.

“FRA is requesting the motorists to drive with care and follow speed limits and signs posted around the slip.”

Commuters along this road have noted further disturbance along this affected road with more cracks becoming visible.

Ajesh Kumar, a commuter who contacted this newspaper, said travelling through the Lomaloma portion was a frightening experience.

“We travel one day and we see some cracks then a few weeks later when we drive pass, we see the cracks getting deeper,” he claimed.

“It’s quite scary because the road can collapse anytime.”

Another motorist, Shalend Dutt, said driving through the area was always a risk.