Wooden bridges set for repairs

THREE wooden bridges in the country will undergo maintenance works for three days next week.

The Koronivia, Visama and Viria bridges will be under repair from Tuesday until Thursday from 8pm to 6am.

Fiji Roads Authority chief executive officer John Hutchinson said the three bridges were major links to the people living in the outskirts of Nausori in reaching services in towns.

“Unfortunately for Koronivia bridge and Viria bridge there are no alternative routes and this has resulted in arrangements being made to have the maintenance work carried out at night,” Mr Hutchinson said.

“Our contractor will begin work at 8pm at night and these bridges will reopen at 6am the next morning.

“Bridge closure signs have been posted at these locations in advance of the closure period to advice motorists.”

He said the contractors would repair the bridge deck as well as traverse planks located just beneath the bridge deck.

“Along with maintenance work, the contractor will install bridge marker posts beneath the bridge deck,” he said.

Motorists using these bridges are advised to plan travel times.

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