Unsealed roads

Higgins Fiji works on restoring the Savusavu crossing in Ra last Friday. Picture: REINAL CHAND

Higgins Fiji works on restoring the Savusavu crossing in Ra last Friday. Picture: REINAL CHAND

A FEW unsealed roads leading to villages and settlements in the interior of Ba and Navosa highlands have reduced service or access because of the inclement weather experienced in the Western Division over the past two weeks.

Fiji Roads Authority CEO Jonathan Moore said other non-FRA roads, cane access, informal settlements and pine accesses, etc, have also been greatly affected as well.

“There are also known crossings which do get affected by sustained rain events,” he said, referring to two temporary crossings at Savusavu and Burelevu in Rakiraki and Vakabuli Paipai temporary crossing number two.

“FRA and its contractor Higgins have recently reinstated these crossings.

“The three temporary crossings are on FRA’s high priority list for permanent crossing replacements.

“In the meantime, FRA will maintain the existing temporary crossings.”

He said since Burelevu and Savusavu crossings were reinstated, Higgins was now assessing other routes in Ra.

He said these included Nukulau, Dawa and Lawaki Rd, Nailuva and Nasukamai.

“FRA and its contractor are currently progressively working towards these affected areas as and when weather permits works will be carried out.”