Wailevu road fixed

RESIDENTS of Wailevu Rd outside Labasa will no longer have to worry about crossing the muddy road now as the Fiji Roads Authority has completed road upgrade works.

In a statement, the authority stated that the road was upgraded after a service request was made to their office from residents in the area. It was followed by a scope of works by Fulton Hogan Hiways who started initial works during the school holidays to clear water logged drains.

FHH Labasa depot manager Isaac Rakabikabi said a seven-member crew was dispatched to work on the 232 metre circular road.

“The idea was to get water off the road by improving drainage, as we capped off the existing surface layer with AP40 crushed aggregates, followed by compacting works,” he said.

He said altogether the work took three days to complete.

“We are glad that after re-sheeting and compacting works, the upgraded road has improved the daily lives of the residents here, especially for the children, who depend on it,” he said.

The school committee and 100 residents in the area have since written a letter of appreciation to FHH and FRA, thanking them for upgrading the road.

The Wailevu Kindergarten president, Suresh Prasad, said the re-sheeting of the Wailevu Sanatan Dharam road had resulted in an increase in enrolment at the local area kindergarten.

“It is used to be a mud road before, but now its a proper road and parents can now drive right up to the kindergarten to drop their children,” he said.

Mr Prasad said they now have more parents interested to take their children to the school.