MILL AND FILL PROGRAMME ROLLS OUT ON KNOLLY STREET

4 July 2017

Fiji Roads Authority (FRA) would like to advise members of the public that the Knolly Street intersection in Suva is undergoing night maintenance works.

Works have commenced outside evening peak hours from 8pm daily and will conclude on Saturday- July 8, weather permitting.

FRA Acting Chief Executive Officer Robert Sen says they have adopted the Mill and Fill method which will require removing the existing pavement, clean and apply a membrane seal and then pave a fresh asphaltic concrete layer top as the finishing.

“Our main aim is to remove the badly deformed surface which has deteriorated over the high stress of vehicles driving along this roundabout and the connecting roads,” Mr Sen said.

He said the surface of this route had lost its ability to be water proof and hence the inevitability of the formation of potholes.

Mr Sen added that some of the other works included repairing footpaths, removing and replacing kerbs and channels, improve line marking and erecting proper standard signages.

“Although these works do not restrict accessibility, motorists are requested to factor in extra travel time in their journey.”
Once work is completed, Mr Sen said the improved road will provide a smoother and safer journey to the motorists, with more visible signage and road markings.

“A temporary traffic management will be placed to guide the road users and all work is expected to be completed by July 8, weather permitting.”

The total cost of these works is approximately $635,586.00.

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July 4, 2017

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