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FRA outlines projects

Torika Chandra
Thursday, August 21, 2014

SIX kilometres of the Queens Rd from Naisoso junction to Wailoaloa junction will be upgraded to a four-lane road from September for two years.

The $65.9million contract was awarded to Higgins (Fiji) Limited by the Fiji Roads Authority following a long tender process.

"The project is part of the Nadi and Suva Road Upgrading Program the Government had approved in 2012, considering the many benefits it will provide to the country," FRA interim chairman Parmesh Chand said.

"The intent of the Nadi and Suva Road Upgrading Program is to improve the international gateways to Fiji. The upgraded roads will become an attractive welcome to both the local communities and the tourists."

Mr Chand said although the project would pose challenges to commuters that travel along that part of the Queens Rd strip, the completion of the project would bring added benefits for all road users.

"The improvements apart from the extended road width will include better pedestrian footpaths, improved street lighting and upgraded transport service facilities like new bus stops that will improve the traffic flows providing relief to the bottleneck experience that travellers in the area are enduring daily."

Director Higgins Ltd Grant Higgins said they were delighted about the Nadi N2 project, and they looked forward to working with FRA and local sub-contractors.

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