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Residents call for crossing repairs

Luke Rawalai
Thursday, January 30, 2014

VILLAGERS of Nasaqa and Dogoru outside Labasa are concerned at the state of an Irish crossing in the area which has affected their daily route to and from town.

Durga Prasad of Nabekavu said part of the Irish crossing was washed away during recent light flooding.

Mr Prasad said at the moment passengers had to get off the bus at the approach to the crossing to give the driver directions.

"We have been experiencing light flooding during wet weather and when the crossing is covered with muddy water it is really dangerous for vehicles to cross," he said.

"Despite repairs by the authorities the crossing continues to be affected during wet weather."

Dogoru resident Kusitina Mateyawa said the damaged crossing had made travel for them really difficult.

"We depend a lot on the bus transport system since it is the only cheap way of taking our farm produce to Labasa," she said.

Fiji Roads Authority CEO Neil Cook said they would look into the concerns.

"We will get to this concern and see that something is done about it," he said.

"FRA currently looks after 300 bridges around the country and we assure the people of Dogoru we will look into their problem as soon as possible."


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