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Bid to repair roads

Torika Tokalau
Wednesday, April 02, 2014

THE Fiji Roads Authority is trying to claw back at least two decades of neglect on rural roads in the country.

Authority maintenance works manager Dale Nicholls said in a recent newsletter that repairing roads resilient to the impact of poor weather across all rural roads in Fiji was their ultimate goal.

"During a period of heavy rain as experienced in the first months of this year, it might take a week before the road is back in condition," Mr Nicholls said.

"If the time can be reduced to two days before the road can be used again after heavy rain, that is an improvement."

The authority said the rural program for this focused on unsealed roads with bus routes

"We would like to do more, if we had the budget and the manpower," Mr Nicholls said.








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