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Road upgrade plans

Torika Tokalau
Thursday, March 13, 2014

THE Fiji Roads Authority will embark on a two-year road upgrade program for the Nasinu area.

FRA maintenance works manager Dale Nicholls stated in their newsletter they would concentrate on improving the condition of roads and target some streets to have footpaths.

"Nasinu has become an area of focus as it is densely populated and as there is not a high percentage of private car ownership," he said.

"A lot of people rely on buses, taxis and walking as their means of transport."

Mr Nicholls said because of the size of the population, the greater Suva area had the greatest sealed network with the greatest backlog of maintenance issues.

But he added the authority was also concentrating on sealed road maintenance across the whole of Fiji's road network.

Mr Nicholls said in urban areas, whether Nadi, Savusavu, Labasa or Lautoka, the priority starts with the most heavily-trafficked roads.

"There is probably at least a five-year backlog, in terms of getting on top of the lack of maintenance on the sealed roads network in the urban areas.

"The problem is we cannot do the right piece of road for people if their road is not programmed for this year or next, but their turn will come."

He said planning the schedule for urban and rural road maintenance throughout Fiji was not a simple process.

"In general, FRA prioritises the most heavily-trafficked areas — the roads that take the buses, then side roads that would restore bus routes to service schools, churches and health centres.

"The aim of the FRA maintenance program is to change for the better the lives of as many people as possible, while getting the best possible value for the money spent."








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