Fiji Time: 5:23 PM on Monday 26 January

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

FRA works on crossings

Litia Vulaidausiga
Wednesday, July 23, 2014

THE Fiji Roads Authority (FRA) says there are hundreds of crossings in need of repairs around the country so it is prioritising the ones with the greatest need to be fixed before they fail completely.

In a statement, the authority said it had commenced work on crossings at Masi and Togolavusa, outside Nadi.

These two crossings are among 15 throughout the country that have entered construction phase.

FRA capital works manager Ian Hunter said the crossings should be completed before the rainy season in November.

"The list is very long and it is a matter of prioritising the crossings that have the greatest need, or that can be fixed relatively quickly and simply, before they fail completely," Mr Hunter said.

"Really, they are all a priority, giving Fijian people everywhere reliable access to the outside world is extremely important for so many reasons."

He noted there were locations where buses could not get past for periods of up to five years because of crossings being destroyed and cutting off safe access.

"For villages that are cut off when crossings are washed away, the most pressing problems are access to work, education and health care."





Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Things you didn't know about Kuridrani
  2. Hold on
  3. The television feed saga
  4. The day the sea level rose
  5. Man charged for assaulting daughter
  6. Ben to leave Waikato
  7. Ba retains title
  8. $150m marina plan
  9. Control outbreak
  10. Methodists focus on family life

Top Stories this Week

  1. Murders that shocked the world Tuesday (20 Jan)
  2. Facebook comments Tuesday (20 Jan)
  3. Soldier's death shocks family Tuesday (20 Jan)
  4. Breaking the silence Wednesday (21 Jan)
  5. No payout for police Wednesday (21 Jan)
  6. 'No money' in 2004 Wednesday (21 Jan)
  7. Opposition challenges PM to walk the talk Friday (23 Jan)
  8. Ten days time Thursday (22 Jan)
  9. Disappointment at late posting of graduate teachers Wednesday (21 Jan)
  10. Boy strives to make mum proud Tuesday (20 Jan)