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Road use advice

Torika Chandra
Friday, September 05, 2014

START using the back road more.

That's the message from the Fiji Roads Authority to all road users in Nadi as the four lane project begins this month.

Program engineer Zaina Khan said the project conducted by Higgins (Fiji) Ltd represented major widening along the Queens Rd from the Naisoso junction to Wailoaloa junction and would deliver Nadi 6kilometres of four-lane roads.

Ms Khan said the NZ contractors had promised the roads would be operational as much as possible.

"Start using the back road more than you do at the moment," she said.

"Plan extra time in your journeys, don't rush, slow down through all the traffic diversions, take your time, be patient — we will keep the road operational as much as possible.

"There will be a lot of service relocations as we widen the road and we'll be working closely with the Fiji Electricity Authority, Water Authority of Fiji and Telecom Fiji as some of their services, and some airport infrastructure might be affected."

Higgins (Fiji) Ltd director Grant Higgins said they were comfortable working in the traffic.

"The main thing is engaging with the community and trying to get them to understand what we are doing," he said.

"There will be utility relocation and business through Namaka, Nadi airport, hotels will be affected.

"The level of disruption is high but the main thing is we don't want the traffic to stop, even if we have to keep speed at 30km limit," Mr Higgins said.








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