11 January 2019
The heavy rain from Tropical Cyclone Mona has inevitably resulted in an increase in the number of potholes in the Northern, Eastern and Central Division.
“Potholes are present throughout the entire network and are the result of the recent intense and prolonged rainfall and we are in the process of rectifying the damage,” says Fiji Roads Authority (FRA) Chief Executive Officer Jonathan Moore.
“We are urging members of the public, especially motorists to please be patient, drive to the conditions and keep a safe following distance.”
He said the FRA will continue to deploy extra staff as needed so that they are able to get further ahead of the need.
“We would also stress that the work on potholes is being carried out as a temporary repair until more permanent solutions are implemented over the next 12 months with a view to significantly reducing the incidence of pothole in the future.”
Members of the public are requested to call the FRA on 5720 (toll free) to lodge their concerns or seek feedback about their roads.