RAKIRAKI was the first stop in the Western Division for a team from the Fiji Roads Authority where discussions were held about roadworks to be conducted this year.
Interim special administrator Seini Raiko-Vunivutu revealed the rehabilitation of the Kings Rd at Rakiraki and the FSC Mill Access Rd had begun and work on other thoroughfares would follow suit.
"We were pleased to host the new chief executive officer for the FRA, Neil Cook, western region manager Braedon Lobb and municipal councils liaison officer Rupeni Oli. Mr Cook briefly outlined the works program for municipal roads and confirmed that Levuka and Rakiraki were two councils that would be exempted from a memorandum of understanding for works for the time being," she said. Ms Raiko-Vunivutu said the FRA head informed her that the timeframe for works for all municipalities would depend on municipal councils allowing the authority to conduct its road repair works.
"We are pleased that the Rakiraki Kings Road bridge upgrade started today (yesterday). Over the next few weeks, FRA will make the FSC Penang Mill Access Road suitable for the Kings Road highway diversion while the bridge is closed for repairs and construction works," she said.