Fiji Time: 12:33 PM on Monday 5 December

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

FRA races against time to fix damaged roads

Torika Chandra
Thursday, September 04, 2014

THE Fiji Roads Authority is working as fast as it can to fix the roads before the next wet season.

Adam Jackson, the maintenance manager of the authority's engineering consultant, MWH Global, said water topped the list of causes of damage to roads.

"On sealed roads, the seal becomes brittle over time and loses its waterproofing properties," Mr Jackson said.

"Once roads that are not sealed lose their shape and start retaining water, they become much harder to maintain."

According to the authority, maintenance contractors have resealed about 80km of sealed roads, rehabilitated about 12km of sealed roads and upgraded about 100km of gravel roads.








Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.64410.6251
JPY 55.581352.5813
GBP 0.37970.3717
EUR 0.45440.4424
NZD 0.68650.6535
AUD 0.65390.6289
USD 0.48650.4695

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 5th December, 2016

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Salary review plan for teachers, says Reddy
  2. Tough start
  3. Best friends drown
  4. Man lives in fear
  5. A-G clears the air
  6. Seasonal workers still on the run in Australia
  7. Police yet to charge alleged drug suspect
  8. $20m for second phase
  9. Villagers raise $39k
  10. FLOTSAM AND JETSAM

Top Stories this Week

  1. Superstition or fact Sunday (04 Dec)
  2. Shes Dunn it again! Friday (02 Dec)
  3. Call to be prepared for cyclone season Friday (02 Dec)
  4. Report on Rosi Thursday (01 Dec)
  5. Black magic claim Saturday (03 Dec)
  6. Man gets 13 years for raping child Tuesday (29 Nov)
  7. Teachers raise concerns Thursday (01 Dec)
  8. Rotuma Bill opposed Thursday (01 Dec)
  9. Ryan: I do miss Fiji Tuesday (29 Nov)
  10. Website probe Wednesday (30 Nov)