03 March 2017
The Fiji Roads Authority Board of Directors have approved the implementation of option 1 to put in place a Bailey bridge solution at Kasavu.
In an earlier statement, FRA Chief Executive John Hutchinson said that option 1 looks at the use of a single lane Bailey bridge solution and it will take 2-3 months to install.
“This will permit buses and heavy vehicles operating at legal loads to use the Kings Rd. This bridge solution will be single lane for buses, cars and trucks.”
“It will be controlled by solar powered traffic lights. The FRA is completing the technical design and sketches as well as seeking prices. Whilst not ideal, it re-opens the Kings Rd to all traffic whilst the medium/ long term solution is put in place.”
The FRA confirms that the next step is to finalise designs and call for tenders.
BAU TIKINA ROAD
Maintenance work continued on Bau Tikina Road last weekend with emphasis on improving the soft spots that had developed. FRA Maintenance Contractors carried out work to stabilize the ground conditions and spread gravel to improve the surface condition on the road. This is to support ongoing routine maintenance that is continuously carried out on this emergency access road, including Korociriciri and Mara Rd, through Raralevu Village. The route is inspected daily for any damages caused by weather and high traffic movements.
The 18 tonne weight restriction remains.
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