Heavy bus traffic cause of street deterioration

DETOURS onto Kimberly Street in the capital city deteriorated it further and so it required repairs outside of budgeted plans.

Open to traffic today following the end of repairs, the street is one of the oldest in Suva.

Fiji Roads Authority (FRA) general manager network operations and maintenance Aram Goes says Kimberly Street had badly failed pavements.

He added it required extensive full-width repairs.

“This was due to the accelerated deterioration experienced when McArthur Street was closed for upgrading in late 2017 and the detour traffic that was particularly high in bus numbers, overloaded the already aged and deteriorated Kimberly Street,” Mr Goes said.

Works to the street had to be added to the annual road reconstruction program, he added.

Meanwhile, further inner city road improvements are also underway on Raojibhai Patel, Vishnu Deo, Marlow and Ellery Streets.