PLANS to build a four-lane expressway between Nadi International Airport and Denarau Island will be conducted in a manner to ensure minimum disruption to businesses and residences along the Queens Rd.
Fiji Roads Authority CEO Neil Cook said no work would be done without prior consultation with those who could be affected by the new thoroughfare.
"The project is in the investigation and design phase and the precise final alignment has not been confirmed," he said.
"It is likely that the project will consist of a combination of widening the existing Queens Rd in some places, improving the existing two-lane road in other sections and constructing a new section of road that will initially be two lanes but will have the ability to be widened in the future if required,"
While the project is expected to take up to two years to complete, work on the new expressway will not begin until all approvals have been sought from the authorities.
"The construction will begin as soon as we can get regulatory approvals, for example — environmental approval — acquire all required land and confirm funding requirements.
"With these preliminary details to finalise, it is not possible to confirm a start date but the project is very high priority," Mr Cook said.